Atlanta, Ga., July 31, 2014 – On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, a panel of independent retailers, lead by Sid Raisch of The Garden Center Group, scoured the SNA 2014 show floor in search of the most unique and innovative products that have the most potential to be best sellers in the garden center. The 11 winners were recognized on the SNA Stage at the end of the first day of the show.
Congratulations to these companies for their winning products:
A.M. Leonard, Piqua, OH – Stainless Steel Soil Knife
Avant (Metroquip), Marietta, GA – Avant Articulated Telescoping Multi-Function Loader
First Editions (Bailey Nurseries), St. Paul, MN – Crimson Fire Fringe Flower
Sunrise Marketing, Hartford, CT – ePunch Mobile App with iBeacon
Liquid Fence (United Industries), Blakslee, PA – EcoLogic Weed & Grass Killer
Good Ideas, Lake City, PA – Impressions Rain Barrel Planter
Marlboro Bulb Company, Greenwood, SC – Jack’s Giant Elephant Ear
Plant Development Services, Inc. (PDSI), Loxley, AL – Lemon Lime Nandina
Jackson Nursery, Belvidere, TN – Garden Debut Magic Fountain Weeping Persimmon
Star Roses (Hackney Nursery) Greensboro, FL – Sapphire Indigo Groundcover Clematis
Zanfel, Clive, IA – Zanfel Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Wash
In addition to the Retailers’ Choice Awards™ Bracy’s Nursery, Amite, LA, received Best in Show/Green Goods Award and Super Lawn Trucks, Fort Valley, GA, received Best in Show/Allied Products Award.
“Retailers are always looking for new and innovative products with great sales potential. The Garden Center Group’s SNA Retailers’ Choice Awards, selected by a panel of independent retailers, recognizes the hottest new products that are not only unique, but holds great promise of sales in their stores,” said Karen Summers, SNA Executive Vice President. “This treasure hunt yielded big dividends and I would like to personally congratulate these companies for their products being selected,” she added.
The Garden Center Group is an alliance of more than 125 independent garden centers, and consultants, service providers and preferred vendors who work together creating a community of professionals with one goal in mind... helping each other build successful companies. For more information on The Garden Center Group visit www.thegardencentergroup.com.
Founded in 1899, the Southern Nursery Association is a non-profit trade association representing the horticultural industry in the southeastern U.S. SNA provides member services to wholesale growers, brokers, retailers, landscape contractors, landscape architects, grounds maintenance contractors, interiorscapers and allied suppliers. The SNA strives to unite and advance the horticulture industry through educational, research and marketing efforts.
Photos and details on winning products and photos can be found at www.sna.org. For more information on SNA, contact the Southern Nursery Association, Inc., PO Box 801454, Acworth, GA 30101, 678.809.9992, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the SNA website at www.sna.org.