Sign up now for inspection program

December 13, 2011
Dec. 14, 2011 - The CNLA and Garden Centres Canada are once again offering the Garden Centre Inspection Program with consultant and industry expert Eve Tigwell. Interested retailers should sign up by Jan. 31 for the best rate and to reserve a spot.

Why take part in this inspection?

Focus on Profitability

Let’s face it: there are plenty of ways to invest in your business, but not all of them will contribute to the bottom line. The garden centre inspection program focuses on short and long-term solutions that will encourage greater sales and repeat business, and enhance your team’s ability to serve customers.

Renew Your Outlook
Every garden retailer knows his or her store inside out. But over time, we can become blind to our shops’ everyday state of maintenance, merchandising and tidiness. Are those jobs, on the bottom of your to-do list, leaving a negative impression on your customers? Are you losing sales because of it? A
garden centre inspector can help you notice the “little things” that make a massive difference to your store’s image.

Get Global Insights
CNLA hires garden centre consultants who take the time to learn what’s hot and happening in different markets around the world. Take advantage of the inspection program, and learn about global trends, cutting-edge display and sales tactics, and gain insights that have propelled both developing and mature
garden industry forward, all over the globe.

Improve Morale
Having a target, with realistic, measurable, and attainable results, is a great way to boost your team’s morale, and effectiveness. Using an outside consultant also encourages staff members to pay greater heed, better understand methods and psychology of selling, and have confidence in what their work contributes to and is intended to accomplish. Your inspection report can easily be turned into a timeline of important goals; use the achievement of those goals to celebrate and reward your team’s hard work and efforts.

Brainstorm Benefits
It’s likely that you have your own lengthy list of adjustments you want to make in your garden centre. Perhaps you haven’t had time or revenues to implement those adjustments, or maybe you aren’t certain about the direction to go. Having a garden centre inspection can confirm what you already think, and offer helpful advice and alternatives for your plans. Make the best use of your consultative session, and have a list of your plans for the store handy, and take the time to bounce them off a person who has seen thousands of examples, including the world’s very best.

Find out more...
To learn more about CNLA’s Garden Centre Inspection Program, or to
register, contact:

Renata Triveri, Retail Priorities Manager
CNLA’s Garden Centres Canada
Tel: 1 888-446-3499 ext. 8730
Fax: 1 866-833-8603
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You can also visit www.canadanursery.com or download the the Garden Centre Inspection Program's  brochure.

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