June 2015: Update from the IGCA Office

Vol. 7, Issue 2  |  June 2015   Update from the IGCA Office By Julia Ricottone  IGCA is starting to compile a list of events and trade shows across the country.  The listing is currently available on the IGCA Website, and will be updated regularly.  We are working on some new ideas to help all congress delegates […]

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September 2015: Update from Spain

Vol. 7, Issue 3  |  September 2015   I’m Looking in my Corner… By Santiago González The Spanish Garden Center Association had invested heavily in promoting this spring plants to the final consumer in mass media and digital, enhancing the garden center as a specialist in the green world. As a continuation of previous campaigns, there […]

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June 2015: Update from France

Vol. 7, Issue 2  |  June 2015   Invasive Alien Species By Christiane Weiller French garden centers have been working on the Invasive Alien Species regulation in the European Union together with other French horticultural professions.  This new regulation, which focuses only on species introduced into the European Union as a consequence of human intervention, is […]

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September 2015: Update from Switzerland

Vol. 7, Issue 3  |  September 2015   Garden Center Outlet – one year after the opening By Othmar Ziswiler In April 2014, the Garden Center Dietrich opened his own outlet store named “Garden-outlet XXL” (www.gardenoutlet.ch). This store is located only a few hundred meters from the main business. Peter Dietrich had the idea to sell […]

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June 2015: Update from Switzerland

Vol. 7, Issue 2  |  June 2015   Erwin Shares a Gem in Italy By Erwin Meier-Honegger Imagine a museum at a Garden Centre. Think about displays showcasing the history of horticulture in a beautiful old glasshouse in the calm rear of a busy nursery. A fairy tale? No, someone was able to make her dream become true! […]

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September 2015: Update from Switzerland 2

Vol. 7, Issue 3  |  September 2015   Learn from other industries By Erwin Meier-Honegger Autumn is inspiration and training time. The summer months can often recharge your personal batteries, and this energy puts you on the right track to explore new ideas. The range of conferences, seminars, congresses and trade fairs is particularly diverse in […]

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June 2015: Update from USA

Vol. 7, Issue 2  |  June 2015   Ebert’s Gets Customers Excited to Shop with Pre-Spring Tour By Jeff Morey Ebert’s annual pre-spring “behind-the-scenes” tour of its production facilities taps local residents’ pent-up desires to garden and jump-starts sales when the store – located in the Midwestern U.S. state of Wisconsin, in the city of […]

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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 […]

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June 2015: Update from Japan

Vol. 7, Issue 2  |  June 2015   Report from Japan By Akihiro Ozaki A new organization called “indoor green promotion council” has been established.  Its goal is to increase the demand for flowers and green spaces, after the downturn that happened in July of last year. The council has a mandate to improve greening in indoor offices, commercial facilities, […]

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September 2015: Update from Ireland

Vol. 7, Issue 3  |  September 2015   Update from Ireland By Fergal Doyle Garden retail is mostly gearing up for Halloween and Christmas now and Autumn has turned out to be very slow with sales mainly due to a lack of momentum coming from a poor summer. Despite this the industry and country in terms […]

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