Home|Green Profit|GrowerTalks|Ball Publishing|Ball Bookshelf
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Vol. 79 No. 1


Also in this issue...

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!
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


Featured Companies

OGLESBY PLANTS INTERNATIONAL INC.
OREGON ASSOCIATION OF NURSERYS
SUN GRO
BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY
THE CONARD-PYLE CO.
HORTICA
VITAMIN INSTITUTE
DUMMEN ORANGE
ENTRYWAYS
AMERICANHORT
>> See All

May 2015 Issue

Features
Fashionable Fixtures | Chris Beytes
Customers want places to sit in a garden center.

Taking it Public | Ellen C. Wells
Public garden attendance is seeing a surge. Why? And how can garden retail get in on these good tidings?



Consumer Buzz
Mobile Payments? Not So Fast | Ann-Marie Vazzano
The public remains skeptical of services like Apple Pay and Google Wallet, according to a new report from creditcards.com.

Consumers Like Corporate Responsibility | Ann-Marie Vazzano
More than half (55%) of respondents in a Nielsen survey said they’d be willing to pay more for products and services from companies that have a commitment to positive social and environmental impact.



Columns
It’s Not About the Cookies | Jennifer Polanz
Let our collective mantra this spring be, “I will happily turn a profit this year.”

A Shoddy Patch job | Ellen C. Wells
Give your customers confidence, yes, but also help them to be realistic.




Profit Planet

When you’re a garden center with a limited growing season, additional products and services can provide year-round cash flow.
The Friel World

Eighty-five years on, some people are still offended by the idea of patenting living things.


© Copyright 2001 - 2015 Ball Horticultural Company  — About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions