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Design Is Moving Outdoors: Outdoor Living Projects Are Designers’ Greatest Opportunity in 2021

“In the beginning…” people lived in harmony with nature. Nature formed us and gave us all that we as human beings needed to live and prosper. Gradually we learned how to gain power over nature and with that knowledge, cultures advanced and mankind prospered. But as culture became more technology advanced, we took nature for […]

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Turning ‘House into Home’ Is Lowe’s Strategy to Take Market Share

Back in 2018, not long after Marvin Ellison took the reins as CEO of Lowe’s, he outlined a three-year strategic plan with the first 12 to 18 months devoted to strengthening retail fundamentals – merchandising, supply chain, operations and customer engagement. The next 18 to 36 months would be used to build up the fundamentals for […]

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Ideas to Help Grow Your Garden Center Business

Retailers operating garden centers know that success in growing healthy plants depends on fertilizing the garden to provide nutrients and enrich the soil in order to maximize their garden’s yield.  So too specialty garden centers and retailers need to fertilize their business with new ideas, innovative concepts and strategies that will help their businesses grow. […]