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Lawn & Garden Stores – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 5261  |  NAICS 444220

The following guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts


Nursery & Garden Stores  (view report)
Lawn & Outdoor Equipment Stores  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Great American Media Service
Lawn & Garden Retailer
https://lgrmag.com/

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.


GIE Media
Publications available from this organization include:

Garden Center Magazine
https://www.gardencentermag.com/
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
https://www.gardencentermag.com/
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
https://www.gardencentermag.com/
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.


National Gardening Market Research Company
National Gardening Survey
https://gardenresearch.com/

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).


Freedonia Group
Lawn & Garden Consumables
https://www.freedoniagroup.com/

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).


BizMiner
Nursery, Garden Center, and Farm Supply Stores Market Analysis
https://www.bizminer.com  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.


More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios


BizMiner
Industry Financial Ratios
Nursery, Garden Center, and Farm Supply Stores
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "444220" to see reports for specific types of stores
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

IBISWorld
Nursery & Garden Stores / Lawn & Outdoor Equipment Stores
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue for firms that sell nursery stock (e.g., trees, shrubs, plants, seeds, bulbs), soil treatments (e.g., fertilizers, lime), chemicals (e.g., herbicides, pesticides), landscaping materials (e.g., mulch, rock), power equipment (e.g., lawn mowers, leaf blowers), and other tools and supplies.



Compensation and Salary Surveys


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Lawn & Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
https://www.bls.gov/oes/

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel employed by retailers that sell nursery stock (e.g., trees, shrubs, plants, seeds, bulbs), soil treatments (e.g., fertilizers, lime), chemicals (e.g., herbicides, pesticides), landscaping materials (e.g., mulch, rock), power equipment (e.g., lawn mowers, leaf blowers), and other tools and supplies.


PayScale, Inc.
Lawn and Garden Store
https://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as general manager, buyer, retail store manager, retail store assistant manager, landscape designer, nursery manager, sales associate, and cashier, with employers for which salary or wage rate data is provided including Tractor Supply Co., Armstrong Garden Centers, Inc., and Calloway's Nursery, Inc.



Business Valuation Resources


BVMarketData
www.bvresources.com
Private company sales transaction data for over 800 industries.



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