2019 National Hardware Show showcases its Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living section – Garden Center Magazine

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The Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living section will offer the latest product innovations from several brands including American Fire Glass (Booth #10125), Daisy Rain Garden Systems (Booth #10167), Kent International Inc. (Booth #11436), KidKraft (Booth #10352), Miracle Wheelbarrows LLC. (Booth # IS9225) and Zingz & Thingz (Booth #11259.

The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has announced plans are underway for the 2020 SNA Conference to take place at the Baltimore Convention Center Monday, Jan. 6 to Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Once again, the SNA Conference will precede the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS), which takes place from Wednesday, Jan. 8 to Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.

The SNA Conference provides a platform for sponsors to engage with customers on a personal, one-to-one level. Sponsorship packages for the 2020 SNA Conference will include all-access passes to the conference to allow face-to-face engagement throughout the two days of keynotes, plant conference and research conference sessions, and roundtables. The sponsor package will also include tabletop display space, as well as other promotion before, during and after the event.

“Collocating The SNA Conference at the Baltimore Convention Center two days before the opening of MANTS offers many advantages to the audience of both events,” Karen Summers, SNA executive vice president says.  “Participants have the convenience of attending the industry’s most widely-recognized conference for new plants and quality research plus attend one of the industry’s largest trade show.”

More details of the 2020 SNA Conference will be released in the coming weeks. For more information, contact the Southern Nursery Association, Inc., PO Box 801454, Acworth, GA 30101, 678.809.9992, mail@sna.org, or visit the SNA website at www.sna.org

DIG Marketing has launched a contest called “Save My Garden Center” for independent garden centers in the U.S. or Canada who want to refresh their websites, boost their content marketing tactics, and kickstart their social media initiatives. The package is valued at $12,000.

“Our team leaders work in the industry so we can work for the industry. We understand the importance of a good first impression and have the experience to convey a company’s best assets through several marketing tactics,” according to a press release from DIG Marketing. Rob Sproule, co-owner of Salisbury Greenhouse in Alberta, Canada, is the IGC owner behind DIG Marketing. “DIG is looking for garden centers embarrassed by their website, looking for a brand revival, interested in showcasing their knowledge through email marketing and eager for some social media guidance.”

Garden centers can enter at SaveMyGardenCenter.com now until April 15, 2019, when a winner will be selected.

Gard’N-Wise has signed a deal with Marketing Garden for The Perfect Plant’s problem solver. The agreement combines synthetic and organic control products offered through Gard’N-Wise with The Perfect Plant’s technology for a ready-to-use problem solver for retailers.

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“Retailers face challenges with staffing, education, and having necessary information at their fingertips to help customers quickly and effectively,” John Bruntzel, sales manager for Gard’N-Wise said. “Tying the products we offer into The Perfect Plant allows retailers to offer staff a solid level of product knowledge from day one of employment.”

Gard’N-Wise will offer a base package to retailers providing a problem solver preloaded with solutions from manufacturers. Once the user identifies his problem, the system recommends products based on the application site like a vegetable garden, home interior, houseplants, landscape, etc. from the retailer’s product offering. It’s accessible by staff and customers from a retailer’s website and also throughout the store from the interactive shelf talkers. If desired, retailers can expand the platform to include the plant finder and/or instore kiosks based on their needs. 

Retailers are encouraged to reach out to their Gard’N-Wise rep for more information or they can contact Marketing Garden directly at info@TheMarketingGarden.com or 888-85-PLANT. 

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