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The future of garden centre retailing


December 21, 2012
By Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery

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.

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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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