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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS RONA pinpoints 2009
outdoor trends

Comfort is the keyword in outdoor design this year. Patio furniture to relax in and innovative lighting are some things customers will be looking for.
here’s another year over and a new one just begun.” So, how does ’09 shape up on the back of 2008? The industry faces a number of issues, in particular:
• Labour.
• Energy.
• Trade.
Jan. 9, 2009 — As you think beyond the chill of winter, take heart: youcan garden anywhere! Here’s what Charlie Nardozzi, seniorhorticulturist at the National Gardening Association, has to say aboutgardening in urban environments.
Look out, Canadian greenhouse vegetable growers. Mexican greenhouse vegetable production is on the rise – fast.

Dec. 22, 2009 - The dawn of a new year has brought new colours and new trends to the world of home décor. The economy has changed drastically since last January and this is reflected to a degree in the fashion and decorating industry.

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Colour trends for 2009
The dawn of a new year has brought new colours and new trends to the world of home décor. The economy has changed drastically since last January and this is reflected to a degree in the fashion and decorating industry.
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Seed catalogues may be menus for online ordering
Seed catalogues have come a long way from their 19th century origins, when they were valued as much for their art as their information. Now they serve as reference aids to computer users: Many consumers choose from catalogues but order from supplier websites.
October 28, 2008 - How can we better compete in the Canadian and global marketplace? The answer is knowing what the challenges are in the marketplace and addressing potential solutions for their consideration.
Our informal survey found some sales increases, especially with large containers
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Survey: older demographics biggest users of green products
Bucking the belief that environmentalism is a youth movement, consumers over 55 years old are the most prolific users of green products in the United States, according to a recent survey.
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Has consumer pessimism peaked?
According to a Harris Decima poll, consumers may not necessarily be more optimistic today, but their pessimism of a few months ago is declining.
At best, it was a fair season for most growers; but just as importantly, how did gardeners fare?
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Customers in control online
On the World Wide Web, consumers are now in the driver's seat as they have the ability to rant or rave about your retail services on their blog, through a social networking site or via video postings. 
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New eco-group of consumers: precyclers

There's a new green group of consumers emerging. "Precyclers" are consumers who aren't content with just throwing cans and bottles in the recycling bin. Instead this group is looking to avoid excess packaging and waste so they will have less to recycle in the first place. 
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A look at home decor trends for 2009

Popular interior design retailer IKEA recently released its new 2009 catalogue, which showcases what styles, textures and colours will be popular in the upcoming year.

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