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Friday, July 31, 2015 Vol. 79 No. 3


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01 |Digital Edition
02 |Front Lines
03 |The Goods
04 |The Goods Submissions


05 |Classifieds
06 |Request Product Info
07 |Young Retailer Award
08 |Article Archive
09 |BuZZ!
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11 |Wells on Twitter
12 |Store Layout
13 |Digital Catalogs
14 |Trade Show Calendar
15 |Hard Goods Distributors
16 |Media Kit 2015
17 |Subscriptions


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July 2015 Issue

Features
They Keep ’em Coming | Ellen Wells
There’s no denying plenty of supply. That’s exactly what the 2015 Spring Trials have given you, the retailer: a good, if not great, number of plants to fill your benches and displays.

Communications Specialists | Maria Zampini
Retailers need content and garden writers can provide it. Maria shows us how to get these two crazy kids together.



Consumer Buzz
Customer Service? No Thanks | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Nearly one-third of Americans would prefer to clean a toilet than have a customer service interaction and 25% would rather change a soiled diaper, according to a study from Aspect Software and the Center for Generational Kinetics.

Nine Trends Shaping Retail | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Dunnhumby recently released a report in its 2020 Consumer Trends Series called “Nine Trends Shaping Global Retail.”



Columns
#hashtag | Ellen C. Wells
Put the popularity contests aside.

Numbers | Jennifer Polanz
You can’t argue with the numbers and that’s what this issue is all about.




Profit Planet

Rick says the public display and frequent updating of sales results drives the teams onward.
The Friel World

For fast relief from “It All Looks the Same!” syndrome, find the nearest independent garden center.


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