Garden Retail

Evangelist of the curious; soldier in the face of Mother's Day weekend; seeker of awesome plants -- those are our retailers. Challenges in the retail world are as unique as geography and the customers that walk through your doors. That's why these resources cover the breadth of your questions, challenges, and needs to keep you informed, fresh, and going strong.

AmericanHort Contributor December 17 2014

by: Dale Carnegie Training People are a company’s single greatest asset—period. While factors like innovative products, quality services and cutting edge strategies may contribute to success, none of these can be created or implemented properly without engaged employees. Research backs this up again and again. For instance, a Hay Group study found that companies with fully engaged e...

AmericanHort Contributor December 17 2014

Insight from the Updated Prince & Prince Consumer Research Seminar
Drs. Tom & Tim Prince, Prince & Prince, Inc.

Special Note: This feature article is based on new research findings excerpted from the updated Prince & Prince (P&P) Seminar, “The US Consumer Floral Tracking Survey”. The Valentine’s Day purchasing metr...

AmericanHort Contributor December 17 2014

AmericanHort and its research affiliate, Horticulture Research Institute, are on a quest to find how garden retail can survive – and thrive – in the evolving market, and be more appealing to the elusive Millennial customer. The goal? Find opportunities for the garden retail industry to engage new consumers, grow their business, change garden retail for the better, and have a positiv...

Scott Hunter. CSP December 17 2014

Scott Hunter

The primary reason for the failure of most interviews to identify a truly outstanding candidate is that most interviews focus on the capabilities, background and experience of the prospective employee. This approach ignores the fact that the interviewee is a human being that the employer is going to have to live with day after day.

There is a way to stack ...

AmericanHort Contributor December 17 2014

By Jeffrey Scott

If you want more work, do better work. But you also need to make money at the same time. It is hard for your crews to keep hours in mind while also keeping quality in mind – unless your quality standards become ingrained in their psyche and your company culture. 

To achieve this, you need a feedback mechanism that keeps them highly attuned to your stan...

AmericanHort Contributor December 17 2014

By Jeffrey Scott

No one is ever as efficient as they want to be; however, most leaders don’t know what to do about that. I have researched the best ideas for time management, tested them myself, and collated this list. The techniques in this article will double your effectiveness and allow you to accomplish more than you ever thought possible.

1. “Give me two ...

Charlie Hall November 18 2014

In this segment, AmericanHort Chief Economist, Dr. Charlie Hall talks about the latest economic indicators, including some of the surprises from Halloween and the Mid-term elections. Then he turns his attention to 2015 and what we can expect given what the data are telling us at this point. The bottom line is make sure your pencils are sharpened and you've got your planning hat on!

AmericanHort Contributor November 13 2014

Under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping and reporting regulation, most employers are required to prepare and maintain records of serious occupational injuries and illnesses using the OSHA 300 log.

OSHA is revising recordkeeping and reporting rules regarding wo...

Charlie Hall November 08 2014

In this segment, Charlie continues with his theme of change — this time talking about the economy and why it has been so volatile this year. A number of factors are to blame, but mostly arising from stuff occurring around the world that are mostly out of our control. Bottom line, there is very little, economically-speaking, that is holding us back from having a great fall season in the industry...

Craig Regelbrugge October 30 2014

“Politics” is a contact sport. When it comes to advocating for your business, you are either on the field or on the sidelines. If you choose to sit on the sidelines, how can you win?

Congress comes back to Washington on November 12 for a “lame duck” session. While it remains to be seen just how productive they’ll be, AmericanHort recently launched three new grassroots campaigns on ...

Join AmericanHort Advocacy & Policy Communications Director Tristan Daedalus, Director of Government Affairs Tal Coley, K-Coe Principal Bryce Gibbs, and Smith & Howard partner Tim Howe for an in-depth discussion on the internet sales tax and what it has meant for businesses since the Wayfair decision last August.

Glyphosate-based herbicides have provided efficient, safe and cost-effective weed control for more than 40 years, but recent reports and events have raised concerns over its safety. Come learn about the EPA’s position, the mountain of scientific evidence that supports its safety, and uses in the green industry, including the pro’s and con’s of glyphosate alternatives. Panelist...

Dick Kramp, Founder & CEO of AB Greenhouse Power Netherlands will be presenting on growing crops with the highest possible yield and quality by creating the optimal environment in your growing facility through cogeneration. Well-integrated cogeneration, supplying heat, electricity, and CO2, can help you to achieve these goals for the lowest possible price. 

This panel discussion is an opportunity to hear from garden center owners on their experience using the financial metrics discussed in the Industry Insider Report: Garden Retail Profitability like pricing...

Andy Bruney of T. Load Specialties will give insights and advice on the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. He'll be explaining how these new regulations are impacting the logistics industry while also taking a closer look at the impact they have on the horticulture industry. This webinar is aimed to help shippers and receivers be more prepared for the upcoming season as motor carri...

Ever wonder what consumers think when they shop for plants? We do! A team of researchers has been investigating the plant selection and shopping process for a few years with eye-tracking glasses. While we can’t hear what consumers are thinking (exactly), we can understand what they are thinking about by watching where their eyes travel. Dr. Bridget Behe will present key findings from rece...

Customers have distinct buying motivations. Understanding these buying motivations is a key element of marketing, customer service, determining what products to offer, and so much more. Join Bill Calkins and Jennifer Noble as they walk you through how to understand buying motivations and create valuable customer profiles that fit your business and its customers.

Joe Baer looks at how you can repurpose existing equipment in your store.

Joe Baer takes a quick look at Digital Signage trends in retail.

This FREE 15-minute webinar is for cashiers, delivery staff, and all other employees that engage with customers in a non-sales related position. Learn how to push customer service skills to the max in 15 minutes.