March 2010
Relative to the magnitude of historic economic downturns, the so-called Great Recession was not much more severe than the recessions of 1973-1975 and 1981-1982. However, economic recovery from this latest recession has...
Wenke Greenhouses, a family-owned business, transitions with each generation of ownership. Lorence and Dennis Wenke purchased their father’s bedding plant business about 40 years ago, and today, Lorence’s daughter Lisa and...
Gone are the days of growing your favorite crops and expecting them to sell themselves. This applies to both wholesale and retail markets. After all, large wholesale companies such as Coca-Cola do not sell directly to...
It is no secret that big box retailers have been consolidating their supplier base in the lawn and garden category. Efficiency (cost reduction) and higher profitability are the goals, with much of the work and costs shifted...