September 2015: Update from USA

Vol. 7, Issue 3  |  September 2015


AmericanHort is very excited to join the IGCA! 

By Sherry Johnson

AmericanHort serves businesses across the spectrum of the horticulture industry. With over 800 member businesses engaged in retail, we’re one of the largest garden center associations in North America. The industry is very optimistic as the economy picks up across the nation, with consumers increasing their discretionary spending. Many areas enjoyed good to optimal spring weather and are looking forward to an equally successful fall selling season.

AmericanHort supports the industry and helps businesses build momentum as the economy takes a positive turn with initiatives like SHIFT. AmericanHort recently unveiled the first phase of SHIFT, the largest research initiative of its kind ever done for our industry. The resulting data, insights, and recommendations paint a clear picture of opportunity for all industry businesses to capitalize on trends and even get ahead. SHIFT is a way of thinking about the industry and how it is evolving to meet the demands of modern and future challenges. Take a peek at 

Sherry Johnson


 Click below for all of the stories from this issue:

Message from your President

Update from the IGCA Office

Australia Down Under

Administrators will visit Niagara Falls this December! 

Autumn Greetings from Czech

Update from Denmark


Pesticide Sales: The end is Near in France

Learning from other Industries

News from Germany

Update from Ireland


Report from Japan

News from Spain


Garden Centre Outlet in Switzerland 


IGCA Board Member Perspective 


Update from AmericanHort



Update from South Africa