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May 27, 2005
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company recently debuted a TV campaign promoting its first fully organic product line, Miracle-Gro Organic Choice, to consumers and retailers. Airing in key regional markets in the United States beginning this month, the...
May 20, 2005
The green industry has a shining opportunity to plant the seeds for future sales at the all-new Garden Market Expo, Sept. 21-22, 2005, in Las Vegas. The Garden Market Expo is the new name of the California Association of Nurseries and Garden...
May 20, 2005
Lowe's Companies, Inc. reported net earnings of $590 million for the quarter ended April 29, 2005, a 30.5 percent increase over the same period a year ago. Diluted earnings per share increased 32.1 percent to $0.74 from $0.56 in the first quarter...
May 20, 2005
The OFA Short Course trade show has been named as one of the 200 largest trade shows of 2004 by the annual edition of the Tradeshow Week 200. With 133,000 net square feet of paid exhibit space, the OFA Short Course ranked 196 in the United States...
May 20, 2005
Fernlea has recently announced a new relationship with The Weather Channel. Fernlea, one of the nation’s oldest growers of flowers and garden plants, has been a longtime Weather Channel advertiser, but their relationship will grow in a new...
May 20, 2005
The Pennsylvania Floral Industry Association (PFIA) hailed the vote taken by the Pennsylvania State Senate to unanimously pass Senate Bill 198, a bill that requires truth in advertising for the retail florists in the Commonwealth. PFIA,...
May 13, 2005
Olympic Horticultural Products Changes Name In an ongoing effort to modernize and simplify, Olympic Horticultural Products announced the company will change its name to OHP, Inc. The change is effective immediately, and the new name will be...
May 13, 2005
No pesticides, no chemicals; is your head spinning from disbelief yet? Within the last decade, people have become more and more interesting in organic materials — food, medicines, body products and now plant material. “U.S. sales of organic...
May 13, 2005
H-2B The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) announced that the president signed H.R. 1268, the "Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act," which provides funding for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. This bill also...
May 13, 2005
The Eastern Performance Trials, brought to you by the Garden Centers of America (GCA), is coming up and according to Proven Winners, Goldsmith Seeds, Inc. and Sakata Seed America, there is more than one reason why commercial growers should attend...
May 13, 2005
The discount powerhouse had quite a bad week last week when stocks drastically dropped Thursday, as “a second-quarter profit warning from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. overshadowed strong economic news and a sharp drop in oil prices. The Dow Jones industrial...
May 06, 2005
Prins Acquires Paul Boers Prins Greenhouses of Abbotsford, BC, Canada, has recently acquired Paul Boers Greenhouse Construction Limited in Vineland, ON, Canada. The purchase, completed April 12, 2005, provides Paul Boers with new opportunities for...
May 06, 2005
The 2005 grower program at the OFA Short Course will feature a variety of workshops, sessions and tours throughout the five-day event to be held July 9-12 in Columbus, Ohio. The grower-related sessions will have three focus areas: greenhouse...
May 06, 2005
European retailers have always enjoyed great success selling floral. To help American retailers gain insight into the role merchandising plays in this success, The Super Floral Show has added a new European merchandising display to the show floor....
May 06, 2005
The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) announced the “Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act,” which would provide H-2B employers access to much needed foreign workers, has passed the House-Senate Conference Committee. As a...
May 06, 2005
A coalition of business organizations applauded the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City last week for holding a conference on credit and debit card interchange fees scheduled, saying the rapidly escalating fees amount to a hidden tax on U.S....
May 06, 2005
Every year we all hope to have a hugely successful spring that has no rain, lots of sun and just the perfect temperature. So far this year that is definitely not the case. According to an article from the Associated Press (AP) unseasonably cool...
April 29, 2005
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently proceeding on a plan which could result in severe problems for users of the soil fumigants methyl bromide, metam-sodium/metam-potassium, telone, chloropicrin, dazomet and idomethane,...
April 29, 2005
Recently, a vote in the Senate attached H-2B reform legislation to the emergency supplemental spending bill funding the war and rebuilding in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act, sponsored by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D...
April 29, 2005
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) will hold its largest-ever fundraising events at two locations in June 2005. FTD and Teleflora will each host a Phone-A-Thon to raise funds for industry consumer and scientific research and educational programs....