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August 2014 Issue

Features
Ideas Abound in the Bay Area | Ellen C. Wells
June’s GCA Summer Tour hit the West Coast for a peek at some of the San Francisco area’s best-known garden centers and nurseries. Green Profit spotted more than a few ideas you can implement in your own garden center … pronto.

Bite-Sized Gardening | Jennifer Polanz
Your customers want something completely different? How about a carnivorous garden?



Consumer Buzz
McDonalds: Consumers Aren’t “Lovin’ It” | Ann-Marie Vazzano
For the twentieth straight year, McDonald’s has ranked last in the American Customer Satisfaction Index in the fast food or “limited service” restaurant category.

Consumers’ Biggest Pet Peeve | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Brand-Building firm PwC recently surveyed 1,000 shoppers to get their insight about their grocery shopping experiences and what they hope the future of retail will look like.



Columns
Keep it Weird | Amanda Thomsen
… once I have one weirdo in my cart, it’s just that much easier to add a second and third.

Know Your Role | Judy Sharpton
The practical approach to countering the box stores has been, from the beginning, pay attention, but do what you do best.




Profit Planet

How did this garden center fail? The answer: slowly
The Friel World

Popularity’s downside, of course, is that the erstwhile specialty is reduced to just another crop.
Kerry On

Some people feel that they’re not a part of the greater society and don’t need to contribute beyond what the law forces them to do.

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