Trends
NEWS HIGHLIGHT

Hunger for chocolate
on the rise

In a recent article in the Vancouver Sun, Scott Simpson talked to area businesses who are cashing in on chocolate. Scott reports that more people are seeking out unique and authentic chocolates from local shops.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT

Honeysuckle: Pantone's Colour of the Year for 2011
Pantone, the global authority on colour, has declared Honeysuckle, a vibrant, energetic hue, as the colour of the year for 2011.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT

Shoppers favour debit
and credit over cash

Consumers have more ways to pay than ever before, but how are they paying for their purchases? A new study by Ipsos Reid shows consumers heavily favour debit and credit cards over cash.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT

Gardening year-round with indoor containers
Container gardening is coming in from the cold, replacing the one-plant-to-a-pot displays that have been indoor decorating staples since the Victorian era.
The themes for this issue are “perennials” and “merchandising,” so it’s logical to combine the two. A brief tour of this year’s CanWest trade show in Vancouver revealed several recurring ideas and some other interesting creative approaches.
WEB EXCLUSIVE

Gardening with a purpose: 2011 trend

The Garden Media Group has cited "gardening with a purpose" as the leading trend for the garden world in 2011.
Nov. 1, 2010 - The Garden Media Group has cited "gardening with a purpose" as the leading trend for the garden world in 2011.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT

This holiday season all about colour, elegance

Last year the holidays were all about homespun and handmade, as consumers retreated into nostalgia under the oppressive pall of economic uncertainty. This year trend watchers are seeing an emerging optimism played out creatively in sophisticated elegance.
Sept. 17, 2010 - The Garden Media Group is predicting what will be hot next year in its 2011 Garden Trends report.
WEB EXCLUSIVE

Garden Media Group
releases 2011 trends

The Garden Media Group is predicting what will be hot next year in its 2011 Garden Trends report.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT

Brown thumbs fake it
with artificial gardens

They're easy to care for and weather resistant – these are just a few reasons more residents are installing artificial plants to beautify their yard.
Sept. 3, 2010 - The National Gardening Association (NGA) in the U.S. recently released a report that finds one in five households spent more time caring for their lawn and gardens last year and 16 per cent less money than in previous years.
WEB EXCLUSIVE

More people choosing a DIY garden
The National Gardening Association (NGA) in the U.S. recently released a report that finds one in five households spent more time caring for their lawn and gardens last year and 16 per cent less money than in previous years, opting for do-it-yourself methods.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT

Garden Centres Canada reveals survey results
The CNLA and Garden Centres Canada have compiled the results of the organization’s annual survey of garden centre members. Here's a look at what they found:
NEWS HIGHLIGHT

Canadians prefer status quo on shopping hours
Store hours in Canada are regulated by each province with restrictions on both hours and days of operation. But in an ever increasing 24/7 society, are store-hour restrictions still desirable? 

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