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Sunday, February 26, 2017 Vol. 80 No. 10


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01 |Digital Edition
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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 2017
17 |Subscriptions


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February 2017 Issue

Features
Hiring for the Long Haul | Jennifer Polanz
Tips for attracting and retaining the best employees for you.

Trends: Vertical Gardening: What’s on Your Wall? | Paris Wolfe
Here’s a primer on the basics of vertical gardening.



Consumer Buzz
The “Year of Promotions” | Ann-Marie Vazzano
2016 was the “Year of Promotions,” with a 52% increase in offers over the holiday season, according to DynamicAction’s Retail Index.

Brick-And-Mortar Challenges | Ann-Marie Vazzano
According to a report from Retail Systems Research, more than half of retailers (54%) say the need for more consistent store execution/employee productivity is their top business challenge.



Columns
Pump Up That Cortex | Ellen C. Wells
Do not shy away from the unpleasantness of the effort.

The Dangers of Playing It Safe | Jennifer Polanz
Fortunately for our industry, we trade in peace and solace, as long as we sell it right.




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

When faced with riddles, we usually answer based on our experience, assumptions and biases.
The Friel World

Feeding birds is hobby #2, behind gardening—a natural for garden centers.


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