Great American Media Service
Lawn & Garden Retailer
Monthly trade publication provides news and information for garden center professionals,
with topics covered in various issues of this publication
including business management, garden trends, exterior design, garden center supplies and technology, product
reviews, merchandising strategies, business insights, marketing successes, and staff
hiring and training. Digital edition can be viewed free online.
Publications available from this organization include:
Garden Center Magazine
Monthly trade magazine provides news and information for independent garden centers, with special features
including the annual "State of the Industry Report" published in the November issue
and the "Top 100 Independent Garden Centers" report published
in the September issue. Digital editions can be viewed free online,
with a free one-year subscription available for qualifying parties upon request.
State of the Industry Report
Annual report is based on a survey of almost 300 garden center owners, operators, and managers in
the U.S. and Canada, with information provided in the report including
annual sales volume, years in operation, geographic location, store size, sales volume trends, projected
net profit, increase in plant prices, average ticket/sale, impact
of weather on sales, and net change in sales by product category.
The Top 100 Independent Garden Centers
National Gardening Market Research Company
National Gardening Survey
Annual report ranks the top 100 independent garden centers in North America by retail
sales volume and also includes information on primary states served,
number of retail locations, and year founded for each
of these retailers. Digital edition of the magazine containing
the report also includes profiles of selected centers and
their retail operations and identifies new stores added to the report this year.
Annual survey provides in-depth information on industry trends, household participation, and product purchases
by product (e.g., nursery plants, seeds and bulbs, fertilizers, soil amendments,
chemicals, power equipment, hand tools) and retailer (e.g., home centers, mass merchandisers/discount
stores, lawn and garden centers and nurseries, hardware stores,
general online retailers, feed/seed stores).
Lawn & Garden Consumables
Comprehensive market research study provides an in-depth analysis of U.S. market
demand for this product sector, with data provided including historical and forecast
demand by product (e.g., growing media, seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, others), application (e.g., lawn/turf,
garden/border), market (e.g., residential, golf course, commercial, government/institutional),
and end user (e.g., DIY, professional).
Nursery, Garden Center, and Farm Supply Stores Market Analysis
Search for "444220" to see reports for specific types of stores
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national,
state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of
companies, market volume and sales trends, average company
sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up
activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.