When: August 1-2, 2011 (Just prior to the PANTS Show)
Where: Courtyard by Marriot Valley Forge/Collegeville, Pa.
Garden centers in the Mid-Atlantic region suffered through another cold, wet spring that some are describing as the “Worst Spring Ever for the Third Year In a Row.” Customer counts are down. So are average tickets. We know many garden retailers are feeling stressed and maybe even a bit overwhelmed by this difficult turn of events.
So we’re bringing the solutions to you. The Today’s Garden Center Business Builder Conference: Survive. Grow. Thrive. is coming to the Philadelphia area with the ideas, tools and information garden centers need to make the changes necessary to get through 2011 relatively unscathed. The conference will be held just outside Philadelphia on August 1-2, in conjunction with this year’s Penn Atlantic Trade Show (PANTS).
We are bringing together Today’s Garden Center’s team of experts, including regular contributors Sid Riasch, Kurt Fromhertz, Kathryn Dager and Today’s Garden Center Edtior Carol Miller to provide critical, actionable information garden retailers can take home and put in place immediately.
Our team of expert consultants and successful garden retailers will provide information to help you:
• Adapt and make immediate changes to make it through 2011 as successfully as possible and put steps in place to minimize the effects of similar business conditions in the future.
• Make relatively simple changes to your marketing program that will get your customers back in the store and, one they’re there, get them spending money.
• Make a few simple changes to your pricing strategy that can immediately put profit dollars on your bottom line.
• Teach your staff and your management team the skills they need to serve your customers they way they need to be served to benefit your business.
• Learn from the experiences of your peers to find out both how they are managing through a difficult 2011 and also how they have adapted to similar problems in the past to become some of the most revolutionary and successful garden retailers in the nation.