The 2016 Farwest Show, August 25-27, in Portland, Oregon, will sponsor The Garden Center Group’s Retailers’ Choice Awards at this year’s show.
The Retailers’ Choice Awards take place at major trade shows around the country each year. At Farwest, representatives of the Garden Center Group will search the Expo floor for the top 10 new and innovative plants, hard goods, and services that can make a positive impact on operations and bottom-line performance for independent garden centers.
The awards process takes place over two days, Thursday, August 25 and Friday, August 26. It will be led by Sid Raisch, Garden Center Group service provider and owner of Horticultural Advantage, horticultural consulting. All garden retailers are welcome to participate in the product search on Thursday, gathering at the Idea Center for Retailers on the Expo floor for instruction and survey forms.
After searching the floor and gathering entries, the team will regroup to compare notes and choose top picks. Winners will be presented at the Idea Center for Retailers on Friday, at 3 p.m. Representatives from companies awarded will share information on their products at that time.
The Retailers’ Choice Award is a program of The Garden Center Group. The Garden Center Group is an alliance of 125 premier garden centers and professional products and service providers from around the country. The Group is not a buying group. It is a resource for solutions to operational issues facing retailers today. The Group focuses on business solutions designed to help independent garden centers increase sales, improve operations
and retain more profit. A complete description of The Retailers’ Choice Awards can be seen at www.FarwestShow.com/highlights.