November 2017

State of the Industry

Gaining momentum

When Chris Uhland, owner of Harmony Hill Nursery, changed his focus from quantity to quality, he gained a stronger footing in the market.

Production and crops

Does your location plan on producing more, the same, or less of each of these crops in 2018 compared with 2017?

Sales and profits

What crop has had the highest sales volume for your location in 2017?

Prices and marketing

How confident are you that the market demand for nursery products will grow in 2018?

Labor

What, if anything, has caused your location to limit new hires in the past 12 months?

Shipping

What percentage of your location’s product was shipped locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally in 2016?

State of the garden center industry

Most independent garden centers earned a profit during the past year and reported favorable spring seasons, but some say that they are still below pre-recession levels.

Calm before the storm

Federal Reserve Bank: National economy on solid footing before arrival of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

A thorough review

A proper nursery valuation is a complex task. Make sure you’re asking the correct questions for the best outcome.