Exploring the future of garden centre retailing
Dec. 20, 2012, Nashville, TN – Independent garden centres must change
and they need to do so quickly, according to retail experts John Stanley
and Sid Raisch.
Dec. 20, 2012, Nashville, TN – Independent garden centres must change and they need to do so quickly, according to retail experts John Stanley and Sid Raisch.
They believe this because the average sale per customer of a typical American garden centre is lower than many countries with developed garden centre industries. Furthermore, with the economy emerging from a recession, now is the time to ensure the future success of retailers.
“This is a challenge and an opportunity. We can do better as an industry and we can start with an in-depth exploration of our business model,” said Raisch.
Raisch and Stanley are providing a unique opportunity for garden centre retailers to further develop their business and set a new direction for the industry.
These two leading industry consultants are joining forces for a two-day New Vision Summit to share global ideas and national developments to help independent retailers determine their response to the future. The event will be hosted by OFA – The Association of Horticulture Professionals.
The New Vision Summit is planned for Jan. 30-31, 2013, a day before the OFA/ANLA Next Level Conference in Nashville. The focused business retreat is limited to 35 leading thinkers and non-competing garden centres from Canada and the United States.
This is a unique opportunity, says Stanley. “This is not a series of lectures by two consultants. Instead, the aim is for each of the presenters to bring forward their ideas and then allow the group to debate those ideas to come up with new strategies for their business and the industry.”
OFA and the presenters are hoping this will become a yearly event for the same group of delegates.
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