Oct. 21, 2011 - After significant negotiations with Canadian credit card companies, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released a comprehensive list of the cost levels of nearly every credit card in the wallets of Canadian consumers and businesses.

Retailers need to engage shoppers this holiday
As holiday planning approaches, a new Motista study suggests retailers should look beyond traditional sales-drivers such as awareness, holiday emotion and themes and find better ways to engage increasingly savvy consumers.
You’ve worked hard to make your business a success.
When I was a kid growing up in Winnipeg during the late 1960s and early ’70s, I spent most of my summers in nearby
Assiniboine Park.
Many Canadian parents can relate to having career dreams for their children that aren’t necessarily shared by their offspring.
For most people, their career is separate from their home life with very little overlap between the two.
Changes are coming to the world of online marketing and e-newsletters.
We all know what adjacencies are: the basket of lemons on top of the seafood counter, socks and hosiery next to the shoes, snack food next to the wine and mixers, brushes next to the paint.
After a less than stellar spring and summer in terms of weather challenges, fall presents us with an opportunity to capture some new sales.
In today’s garden centre industry, it’s common to have different generations of the same family working in the same greenhouse.

Garden centres invited to submit entries
Landscape Ontario's retail members are asked to submit their applications for the 2011 Garden Centre Awards of Excellence Program, which will be presented on Oct. 19 at Expo 2011.

Many Ontario retailers collecting garden plastics
Participating garden centres across Ontario are now collecting and recycling plastic plant pots, plant packs and trays during the 2011 National Plastic Recycling Event (June 25 to July 4).
Weather has been the lead story in garden retailing this year, and it’s been quite interesting to see the season unfold. The harsh winter, especially in the west, has damaged and killed far more trees, shrubs and perennials than usual, resulting in folks being more cautious in their hardy plant purchases.
The 2011 edition of Christmasworld was held in Frankfurt, Germany, at the end of January to showcase which trends are next in the world of Christmas and event decorating. The show boasts six trade floors that are filled with the latest floral supplies, ribbons and packaging, seasonal decorations, party items, and more. The event saw an increase in visitors this year as attendees flocked to the see what exciting new things the show had to offer.
June 13, 2011 - In the June 2011 issue of Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery, our cover story ‘Planting the Seed’ looked at what four garden centres are doing to nurture and grow the next generation of gardeners. We also asked these garden centres what advice they had for other retailers who are looking at cater to young, future greenthumbs. Here’s what they had to say:

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