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Spotlight on GCES

In February 2019, Garden Center kicked off its inaugural Garden Center Executive Summit. At the event, the brightest minds in the industry gathered in Denver to share ideas, learn trade tips and network. See highlights and takeaways from the February event.

Watch here: bit.ly/gcesspotlight

Your Turn

Each month, we ask readers a different question about their retail operations, inviting them to answer via email or social media. You can send your answers to associate editor Giovanni Castelli at gcastelli@gie.net.

THIS MONTH’S QUESTION:

With summer coming, what types of events do you have planned at your IGC?

Answers to this question will be published in a future issue of Garden Center.

What’s trending on Twitter

Our social media feeds are a great place to keep up with the latest industry news, trends, products and events. We recently attended the 2019 California Spring Trials where we saw many new varieties and more. Relive the Northern and Central trials by visiting our Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter pages.

See it here: bit.ly/caspringtrialshighlights

5 stories in brief

Top industry news from our website

1. Garden center vandalized

Martin Garden Center in Greenville, South Carolina, suffered approximately $150,000 in damages and lost nearly 15,000 plants in the incident. bit.ly/martingcvandalized

2. E-commerce services launched

Home & Garden Fulfillment launched e-commerce services for IGCs that allow retailers to expand their offerings without taking on additional inventory costs. bit.ly/homegardenecommerce

3. North Dakota IGC floods

Plants, products and displays in multiple greenhouses at Cliff Avenue Greenhouse & Garden Center were damaged or destroyed. bit.ly/ndgardencenterfloods

4. More H-2B visas available

The Department of Homeland Security plans to release 30,000 additional visas to returning seasonal workers. bit.ly/moreh2bvisasavailable

5. ScottsMiracle-Gro sells TruGreen stake

The Marysville-based company sold its 30-percent stake in TruGreen for $234 million to help retire debt. bit.ly/scottssellstrugreenstake