| IGC Magazine Top '100' Report
IGC Magazine's IGC 100
report, published in the March/April issue annually, remains the most accurate measure of the true leaders in the independent garden center industry. Based on yearly sales, our study leaves nothing up for interpretation.
Our methods remain constant: Leading IGC retailers are contacted for operational data. Only independent garden centers are considered for the listing - no big boxes, mass merchants/discounters or catalogers were included. These sales figures and related data are provided by the retail firms. Our criteria for these figures include anything that is sold to the public - from lawn furniture and decor to a wealth of plant material, landscape design and installation, and garden center restaurant sales. No wholesale revenues are considered. For companies electing not to participate in the survey, an estimate is made based on trade and financial sources.
100% Independent means IGC Show is all for you! Now in it's 10th year, the IGC Show is being held August 16-18, 2016 at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL. As the country's only trade show dedicated exclusively to independent garden centers, IGC Show features thousands of new and proven products, show specials for your next deals, acres of on-site buying, New Vendor Zone exclusive look, the industry's best retail education, peer-to-peer networking and a Monday Garden Center Bus Tour. And there's more! Exhibitors and attendees alike will enjoy three free keynotes and a special 10 year anniversary concert by REO Speedwagon!
For more information, go to www.IGCShow.com.
| EIGC - The Eastern Show for IGCs|
EIGC is the
eastern show for independent garden centers. Every exhibitor has something for your shelves, your store or your business! EIGC is being held August 2-4, 2016 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in the Philadelphia metro area. This convenient, easy-to-get-to suburban location will be filled with eastern IGC biz-savvy content, handpicked product selections and the industry's best education sessions. The trade show, keynotes and concert by disco queen Gloria Gaynor, are all free! The Valley Forge Casino Resort provides the perfect opportunity to shop the aisles, learn and network while spending your evenings with friends dining, gambling or dancing the evening away.
For more information, go to www.EIGCShow.com.
| Garden Centers of America |
Garden Centers of America is America's only association focused exclusively on the needs of Independent Garden Centers. Members enjoy benefits that include monthly e-newsletters Garden Retail Trends Report designed to keep you on top of what's hot in retailing within the industry and out, and Member Hotline keeping you up-to-date with your association, Member Profiles and an online GCA Membership Directory. Members also enjoy BIG discounts on the GCA Summer Tour, IGC Show and EIGC Show Bus Tours, as well as the IGC Retail Conference. The GCA Bathroom Awards are always fun as well as the VIP seating at IGC Concerts.