Opening a Garden Center Today.

Today's Garden Centers have evolved over the years, there are independent garden centers often in a local neighborhood, there are larger groups with multiple locations.

Modern Garden Center

Many of the big box ‘Do it Yourself stores’ have larger and larger ‘Garden Center’ sections.

If I were  "Opening a Garden Center today' – what would it look like?

The question recently has been where are they all heading.

So Ann asked Sid & John – Today's Garden Center – If I were to 'Open a Garden Center today' – what would be your recommendations?

Sid Raisch 

CEO of Horticultural Advantage (www.AdvantageDevelopmentSystem.com) , providing business expertise and extensive leadership training to small to medium horticultural businesses, primarily retail garden centers and selected wholesale suppliers.

John Stanley.

International retail guru is what people call me. Specialising in helping retail businesses to grow their bottom line and expand their market base. I work in 26 countries with retailers of all sizes. My expertise ranges from conference speaking to hands on management consultancy. My specialist retail areas are in perishable retailing – anything that will not last long without loving care on the shelf

Our interview with Sid Raisch and John Stanley, two ‘guru’s of the industry may help to answer that question.

You can hear this fascinating interview at www.growingtrends.org or on iTunes at Growing Trends

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What do you think?

Ann & Chris would love to hear your views.

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