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AUGUST 2023 | VOLUME 23 | NUMBER 8
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Innovator of the Year
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On the Cover: Lukas Nursery is an Innovator of the Year
award recipient. Read about all the winners on page 14.
(Photo courtesy of Lukas Nursery.)
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DEPARTMENTS
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Open-to-Buy Inventory
Management Key for
Retailers
FEATURES
INNOVATOR OF
THE YEAR
Meet the Lawn & Garden
Retailer Innovators of the Year
34 Trial-Proven Produce
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These 10 independent garden
centers set themselves apart from
the big-box stores.
By Abby McGarry and Teresa McPherson
TECHNOLOGY
Open-to-Buy Inventory
Management Key for Retailers
OTB management is an inventoryplanning
method to better
determine what products to order
and how much of each is needed.
By Martial Amoussou
GREEN GOODS
Trial-Proven Produce
These award-winning vegetables
performed well nationally.
Compiled by Abby McGarry
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5 Minutes with ... Ken Lain
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In This Issue:
Holiday Inspiration
Business Planning
Touring Chicagoland IGCs
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TRENDS IN
Green Goods
04 Editor's Letter
08 Headlines/Calendar
12 Editors' Picks
42 Product Focus:
Garden Pharmacy
44 Marketplace
48 Ad Index
50 5 Minutes with ...
Ken Lain
By Teresa McPherson
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August 2023

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of August 2023

Editors' Letter
Table of Contents
Headlines
Calendar
Editors' Picks
Innovator of the Year: Meet the Lawn & Garden Retailer Innovators of the Year!
Special Advertising Section
Technology: Open-to-Buy Inventory Management Key for Retailers
Green Goods: Trial-Proven Produce
Product Focus: Garden Pharmacy
Marketplace
Ad Index
5 Minutes With ...: Ken Lain
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August 2023 - Editors' Letter
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August 2023 - Table of Contents
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August 2023 - Headlines
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August 2023 - 10
August 2023 - Calendar
August 2023 - Editors' Picks
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August 2023 - Innovator of the Year: Meet the Lawn & Garden Retailer Innovators of the Year!
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August 2023 - Special Advertising Section
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August 2023 - Technology: Open-to-Buy Inventory Management Key for Retailers
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August 2023 - Green Goods: Trial-Proven Produce
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August 2023 - Product Focus: Garden Pharmacy
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August 2023 - Marketplace
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August 2023 - Ad Index
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August 2023 - 5 Minutes With ...: Ken Lain
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