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Lawn and Garden Trends Spotted at IGC East

Hardware Retailing representatives, Graeme Haase and Sara Logel, attended the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC East) in Baltimore at the beginning of August.

While at the show, they listened to Martha Stewart’s keynote speech, sat in on educational seminars and walked the show floor, where they identified a variety of trends that can be seen in the video above. Read more for additional trends!

Haase and Logel also visited three home improvement retailers in the Baltimore area. During these visits, the two were able to see the stores’ day-to-day operations and hear about their events and community involvement.

“I really enjoyed meeting the different retailers and hearing how they got started in home improvement retailing and their stores’ histories,” Haase says. “These visits really help me understand what retailers think about on a daily basis.” Hear more about the Baltimore retailers Haase and Logel visited now!

View the gallery below to see more pictures from IGC East.

About Sara Logel

As NRHA’s market research analyst, Sara conducts organic research and stays abreast of industry trends to help hardware retailers better run their business. Sara also contributes to editorial content in Hardware Retailing magazine. Sara received her B.S. in Marketing and Spanish from Butler University and, after graduation, began her career with NRHA. Sara enjoys traveling, being outdoors and exploring the city of Indianapolis.

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