Apr 24, 2017
Can we see the future?
Future success for garden centres will be those that offer exclusive or hard-to-find products along with a continued good service to their customers.
Sep 27, 2016
Retail details September 2016 Landscape Trades
Landscape Trades looks at successful garden centres across Canada for insights on how to grow in the challenging retail environment.
Aug 29, 2016
Still room for us independents
The story I am about to tell has very little to do with the following column, except to remind us of our ABCs, Always Be Closing.
Jun 1, 2016
We need each other
We all have a strong need to share with others, particularly those who have a real understanding of our individual situation.
May 15, 2016
LO promotes training for garden centre workers
Members receive exclusive pricing on training videos from LS Training.
Apr 6, 2016
Spring 2016 is now!
In the current retail environment, where mass merchandisers continue to take market share, and enthusiasm for gardening has shifted to edibles, organics and container gardening, letting spring slip up on you (again) could be disastrous.
Apr 6, 2016
Potholes and pitfalls
Rod McDonald draws on his years of experience in garden centre retailing to help others avoid setbacks, and stay on the road to success.