Read the January 2017 issue online

Read the January 2017 issue online

In this issue, we explore retail security, loss prevention, employee accountability and more.

January 26, 2017
Conner Howard
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The January, 2017 issue of Garden Center magazine can now be read online as a web version and as a digital edition.

Security and risk management are major themes of this issue; the January 2017 cover story includes personal accounts of break-in and theft at independent garden centers, as well as strategies from security and retail experts for protecting IGC operations.

Also inside, we look at best practices for background checks on new employees, numbers and statistics behind inventory shrinkage and signs that you may be too trusting as an employer.

In this issue, we also share tips for expanding edible offerings, details on the rising teacup gardening category, new and influential garden design trends, popular heirloom-quality gardening tools and strategies for managing your time at work or at home.

Be sure to also check out the Spring Profit Centers special section for info on a variety of independent garden center suppliers and their products.