GREEN PROFIT - March 2018 Issue (Vol. 81 No. 11)
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Ellen C. Wells
People do love plants, after all.
Container Series
Pilea Popularity
Ellen C. Wells
Our continuing houseplant department series examines the latest “it” plant, Pilea peperomioides.
Cover Story
Ready for Delivery
Ellen C. Wells, Jennifer Zurko & Matthew Chappell
Need some new products to fill in your gaps for 2018? Look no further than these new intros peeped at winter trade shows.
Features
“Channel”ing Your Sales Power
Sam Kirkland & Rachel Edler
Integrating your tech to include mobile and online e-commerce to become an omni-channel retailer can boost sales and enhance your market share.
Features
Death by Inventory, Part I
Sid Raisch
Products are necessary to your business—you’re a retailer, after all. In this two-part series, we take a look at how to get smart about your inventory.
Features
Raise a Glass to New Sales
Jennifer Polanz
Home brewing and wine making are tasty hobbies for people of all ages across the country. See how you can tap into this niche segment.
Features
Ready for Technology Shifts?
Bill McCurry
In a two-part series, Green Profit columnist Bill McCurry takes a look at where retail is heading after attending the trade show and seminars at this year’s NRF 2018 Retail’s Big Show.
Features
The Unwanted Greening of Spring
John Johnston
Retailers have multiple options to offer customers for their moss-related issues in the spring.
First
Look for Your Advantage
Jennifer Polanz
Sometimes the trends favor us, sometimes they don’t.
Friel World
Columnist-Bot
John Friel
My gut tells me there will always be plants the machines can’t cope with.
Front Lines
Bloomin’ Easy & The Perfect Plant
Jennifer Polanz
Van Belle Nursery is jumping on board for spring 2018 by providing all plant info for the Bloomin’ Easy line to include in The Perfect Plant.
Front Lines
Dale Bachman to Retire
Ellen C. Wells
Dale Bachman, CEO of Minneapolis-area garden retailer Bachman’s, announced his upcoming retirement recently.
Front Lines
GCA Summer Tour
Ellen C. Wells
The GCA organizers recently released the full list of stops for the Seattle tour and there are some great ones on the agenda!
Front Lines
New Endowment to Study Natives
Ellen C. Wells
American Beauties Native Plants has native research and education as part of its core mission—in addition to providing a great selection of native plant to IGCs and landscapers, of course.
Front Lines
One More AAS Winner
Ellen C. Wells
All-America Selections has designated one more AAS Winner for 2018—and just in time, too, since the gardening season is just about to start!
Front Lines
The Impacts of This Year’s Flu
Matthew Chappell
If you have a pulse, you’ve probably heard that the 2017-18 flu season has all the makings of a record-breaking year.
Kiss My Aster
At Least 51 Ways to a Better 2018
Amanda Thomsen
Try pushing yourself a little harder by planning in sets of three.
Profit
Getting “Woke” to Success
Bill McCurry
But we all have so much to do. We’re under so much pressure. How do we make the time?
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