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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Vol. 80 No. 9


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06 |Request Product Info
07 |Young Retailer Award
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11 |Wells on Twitter
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13 |Digital Catalogs
14 |Trade Show Calendar
15 |Hard Goods Distributors
16 |Media Kit 2017
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January 2017 Issue

Features
Low Maintenance: The Plant Equivalent of Furniture | Christina Salwitz
Managing customer expectations when it comes to gardening isn’t an easy task.

Tricks: Winter Warmth | Jennifer Polanz
It’s tough staying warm during the winter (and keeping the heat bill up to date), so I pulled a few displays from the Portland Garden Centers of America tour as a reminder of some options during the winter months.



Consumer Buzz
Shopping Preferences | Ann-Marie Vazzano
More women than men (43% vs. 36%) prefer shopping in-store, according to a report from cloud catalog company Indix.

Small, But Mighty | Ann-Marie Vazzano
If the stats are right, shoppers should have been flocking to your stores this holiday season.



Columns
Your Bold Action | Ellen C. Wells
Couch it in compassion.

Get with the Picture | Amanda Thomsen
I love my phone and it loves me.




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 2017 Green Profit/Dümmen Orange Young Retailer Award! |Ball Publishing Staff
Nominate your favorite up-and-coming retailer today!

Profit Planet

As a manager, Washington knew his strengths and weaknesses.
The Friel World

Research shows that messed-up messages sow doubt in consumers’ minds.


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