Have you ever walked past a piece of furniture and thought, "That could use a pop of color"? Or gazed at a plain wall and imagined a vibrant mural? What’s old is new again and your consumers are looking for the perfect products to help them tackle the job.
Retailers always need to find out what types of questions customers will ask. It's best to be prepared, especially when selling plants. While most gardeners know the differences between annuals that die after one season or perennials that regrow year after year, they want to become more familiar with identifying plant categories by species. There are critical distinctions between native plants, cultivars, and nativars. Understanding these differences enables avid gardeners with a specific purpose to succeed.
Last year homeowners tackled expensive renovations and were willing to wait months for the services of contractors. Disruptions in the supply chain created a ripple effect that caused contractors to search the market to obtain the materials necessary to fulfill contractual obligations. However, rising inflation, escalating material costs, and an unpredictable housing market have changed consumers’ perspectives. When people are uncertain about the future, they spend less on non-essentials and hire others to complete tasks they can do themselves.
The small town of Harlowton Montana, population about 1,000, sits beneath a bright blue sky framed by big snowy mountains. It was founded in 1900, as a station stop on the Montana railroad, and was named for Richard A Harlow, the company’s president. The state’s biggest city, Billings, is about 90 minutes away. With so few people in town, it takes someone with a pioneering spirit to successfully operate a hardware store. Jeff Sell, owner of Central Lumber & Hardware, is that person. The Do it Best store
The Category is Thriving Research indicates the household cleaning supplies market reached $35.3 billion in 2022. The category is projected to grow at an annual rate of 4.9 percent and generate sales of $47.1 billion by 2028. Unlike many products that experience peaks and valleys, cleaning solutions are in constant demand, and manufacturers continually innovate to remain competitive. In such a broad category, it's easy for independent retailers to carve out a niche tailored to their customer base.
January 27, 2023
Over the past fifteen years, new trends and innovations have radically impacted the decking world. Hidden fasteners allow for decks that look unmarred and perfect. Composite decking creates decks that will last a lifetime. And at the same time, underneath the deck boards, a quiet innovation has started taking root to protect the substructure of decks.
January 20, 2023
Spending time in a garden can be therapeutic for most people, especially those with mental, physical, or emotional challenges. Depending on the disability, connecting with nature can promote social interactions, improve fine motor skills, improve concentration, or instill a sense of independence.
September 19, 2022
Growing plants or herbs indoors is one of the most common hobbies in the U.S. Even folks without a green thumb manage to pick up a few houseplants. In Fact, 66 percent of Americans own at least one plant. Many “plant parents” live in apartments or condos and optimize
May 12, 2022
Every generation has a cause that stirs up emotions. Younger generations are quite vocal in expressing concerns about the future of the planet. By practicing sustainable gardening, Gen. Z and Millennials believe they are putting in the work required to “growing a greener future.” The concept of