Bad credit
Many of you likely receive calls on a weekly basis from credit card processing companies promising low rates and tempting you to sign up with their contract. But beware – there are unethical companies out there.
April 23, 2010 - The garden industry around the worlds is going through some major changes. More retailers are discovering that this is an attractive retail category to be in and are looking for a part of the action. What does the independent garden retailer do to grow sales in an increasingly competitive market?

Consumers to spend
more on mom: NRF

Having spent slightly more on Valentine’s Day, Easter and even St. Patrick’s Day this year, consumers are continuing the trend and will spend a little bit more on mommy dearest as well, according to the National Retail Federation

Credit, debit industry has one month to adopt code

Retailers' groups are applauding the new code of conduct for credit-and debit-card companies being introduced in Canada.

Stay close to numbers and customers

How aged are your receivables? In bad times, it's best to over-communicate with employees and customers to keep the cash flowing, Bruce Chin of Deloitte says. 

CanWest Hort Show now ‘Under the Green Roof’
The CanWest Hort Show will be showcasing the best of horticulture inside the world’s newest and most prestigious convention centre – ‘Under the Green Roof’ at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
The huge advantage we have as garden stores is the ability to create a great customer experience.
As a garden centre owner, you’ve probably had the misfortune of dealing with a screaming, irate customer at some point in your managerial career.
Have you ever wondered what your garden centre looks like through the eyes of your customers?
On Aug. 17, the staff and family of Scott’s Nursery Ltd. in Lincoln, N.B., watched in horror as the garden centre, which had been in operation since 1928, was engulfed in flames.
Canadian Tire money was one of the first loyalty programs launched in Canada.
During the warm, summer months, we Canadians flock to water.
If your customers aren’t impressed by you or your co-workers on the telephone, they can switch businesses by merely hanging-up and dialing the competition.
Spring has sprung, and for garden centre retailers, that means it’s time to dig in and get selling.
March 4, 2010 - Last year's recession had many consumers turning to Do It Yourself (DIY) to save costs. The issue is, that many of these people don't have the skills to do DIY and need your guidance.

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