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Lawn and Garden Supplies Stores

SIC 5261 | NAICS 444220

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Nursery & Garden Stores  (view report)
Flower & Plant Growing  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Operating conditions
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Five-year growth forecast

GIE Media
GardenCenter Magazine

Monthly trade publication features news and information for independent retail centers, with special features including the "State of the Industry" reader survey (November) which provides information on annual sales volume, type of stores operated, years in business, in-house grown plants, top five product categories, other products and services offered, and expected profit margin for year ahead.

First Research
Garden Centers & Farm Supply Stores

First Research profiles provide analysis, statistics, and forecasts for a wide range of industries, with content sections including industry overview, recent developments, issues and challenges, business trends and opportunities, leading companies, executive insights, financial benchmarking information, and 5-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated monthly; sample report is available online.

IGC Magazine

Bimonthly trade journal features news and information for independent garden centers, with special features including the annual "IGC 100 Report" published in the March/April issue of this publication which ranks the top 100 centers by retail sales and also includes information on prior year rank, net change in sales from prior year, total number of stores, and headquarters office and store locations.

National Gardening Market Research Company
National Gardening Survey

Annual gardening survey provides detailed information on industry trends, consumer demographics, and retail sales by product (e.g., nursery products, seeds and bulbs, insect controls and chemicals, fertilizer, soil amendments, power equipment, and garden tools) and retail outlet (e.g., home center, warehouse/superstore, garden center/retail nursery, supermarket/drug store, and hardware store).

Freedonia Group
Lawn & Garden Consumables

Comprehensive market research study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. market for this product sector, with information provided including historical demand and forecasts by product (e.g., growing media, seeds, mulch, fertilizer, and pesticides), application (e.g., lawn/turf, gardens/borders), market (e.g., residential, commercial, and golf course), end user (consumer, professional), and U.S. region.

Catalina Research
Lawn & Garden Retailers

Catalina First Look research report analyzes U.S. retail sales for this sector, with information provided including sales by product type (e.g., power equipment, hand tools, cut flowers, potted plants, outdoor nursery stock, sod, seed, chemicals, fertilizers, and other equipment and supplies) and retail channel (e.g., lawn and garden stores, home centers, warehouse clubs and superstores, and grocery stores).

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Nursery, Garden Center, and Farm Supply Stores  Search for "444220"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research
Garden Centers & Farm Supply Stores

Financial information section of this profile provides income statements, balance sheets, and financial ratios by company size for companies that sell garden products such as trees, shrubs, plants, seeds, bulbs, and sod and farm supplies such as grain and animal feed, with retailers in this sector including Armstrong Garden Centers, Calloway's Nursery, Inc., Meadows Farms, Inc., and Tractor Supply Co.

Compensation Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Lawn & Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed by companies that sell a wide range of products including outdoor nursery stock (e.g., trees, shrubs, bedding plants, sod, seeds, and bulbs), landscaping materials (e.g., mulch, stone), chemicals (e.g., herbicides, pesticides), soil treatments (e.g., fertilizers, lime), power equipment (e.g., mowers, tillers), and tools and supplies.

Lawn and Garden Store

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for selected job positions in this retail sector such as retail store manager, nursery manager, assistant manager, landscape designer, sales associate, and cashier, with "What Should I Pay" reports allowing users the option to customize data for specific job positions using additional criteria such as company size and geographic location.

Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples

Lawn and Garden Centers

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based valuation multiples for small businesses that sell nursery stock (e.g., trees, shrubs, bedding plants, seeds, bulbs, and sod), landscaping materials (e.g., mulch, decorative stone), soil treatments (e.g., fertilizers, lime), and related tools and supplies.