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Dec. 22, 2009 - Over the last twelve months, my team and I have been developing a concept we have called the “Wheelbarrow Project” which we launched at the 2009 GLEE show in Birmingham, U.K.
Dec. 11, 2009 - Garden centre retail guru John Stanley discusses why garden centres need to pick what they do best and become famous for it.
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Focusing your garden centre
Garden centre retail guru John Stanley discusses why garden centres need to pick what they do best and then become famous for it.
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Art Knapp owner pitches in
to help thrift store

Wim Vander Zalm, owner of Art Knapp Plantland and Florist in Port Coquitlam, is pitching in to cover the cost of repairs to a door and filing cabinets after the local thrift store was burglarized.
  
  Albert Graves of Bloemen Decor, at the National
Women’s Show in Toronto.  
Nov. 23, 2009 – Want to have fun and generate excitement while promoting flowers? Pick Ontario shows how its done with its high energy presentation, led by renowned floral designer Albert Graves of Bloemen Decor, at the National Women’s Show in Toronto earlier this month.
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RCC commends code of conduct for payment cards

The Retail Council of Canada (RCC) commends the Government of Canada for the introduction of a Code of Conduct to govern the Canadian debit and credit card markets.
Nov. 16, 2009 - Do you use latin floral names on your signage or when interacting with your customers? Why or why not? Have your say by commenting below.
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Reusable bag program for garden centres
CNLA's Garden Centres Canada (GCC) committee has been working on the development of a Reusable Bag Program for garden centre members across Canada.
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Tips for a great holiday window display

An attractive Christmas window display can be a real customer draw, luring customers into your store who might not have stopped otherwise. 
Nov. 9, 2009 - In August I led a tour of garden centre owners to the U.S.A. to search out the best of the best garden centres and to find what we could learn that could be used in other countries.
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Lessons from a few good garden centres
In August, John Stanley led a tour of garden centre owners to the U.S. to search out the best of the best garden centres.
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Retailers face repeat of 2008 holiday season

This holiday season will be a challenge as recession-sapped consumers are unlikely to open their wallets too widely, too quickly.
Oct. 27, 2009 - Retailing is about converting lookers into buyers, and horticultural retailing is no different.
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Converting lookers
into buyers

Retailing is about converting lookers into buyers, and horticultural retailing is no different.

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