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Sunday, February 01, 2015 Vol. 78 No. 10


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01 |Digital Edition
02 |Front Lines
03 |Product Profiles
04 |Product Profiles Submissions


05 |Classifieds
06 |Request Product Info
07 |Young Retailer Award
08 |Article Archive
09 |BuZZ!
10 |Facebook© - Buzz Cuts
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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February 2015 Issue

Features
Hard Sell for an Easy Rose | Chris Beytes
Occasionally, Green Profit likes to reveal little-known details about the birth, growth or success of a well-known horticultural business. This month: Anthony Tesselaar, which 20 years ago introduced America to the first global plant brand, Flower Carpet Rose

Staying Power | Ellen C. Wells
Whether used as the foundation or for the entire container, perennials help create combos with lasting beauty. We’ve rounded up some pre-selected mixes, as well as combo ideas to kick off your container creativity.



Consumer Buzz
Phones > Salespeople | Ann-Marie Vazzano
While a knowledgeable sales staff is certainly important, 58% of mobile-toting customers who are shopping in-store would rather look for information on their devices than ask a salesperson for help.

“MALLennials” | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Just when we thought online shopping was the wave of the future, retail real estate company Simon Property Group’s recent research found that even tech-savvy Millennials like mall shopping.



Columns
A Tale of Two Grocers | Ellen C. Wells
You’ve heard the phrase, “Retail as theatre.” Retail as spa is the next iteration.

Parking Prowess | Judy Sharpton
Convenient parking is a basic of retail success.




WEB EXCLUSIVE

Combinations: 15 Hot Picks For Spring |Jennifer Polanz
In an issue full of containers, we had to give you something to put in all those pots. Here are some great choices for wowing customers this spring.





Nominations are open for the 2015 Red Fox/Young Retailer Award! |Ball Publishing Staff
Nominate your favorite up-and-coming retailer today!

Profit Planet

You’re telling customers, YOU feel their pain. you understand what they’re going through.
The Friel World

There are risks in trying something new and fresh; there are greater perils in letting your look get stale.


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