State of the Industry Report

Every year, Garden Center magazine releases its State of the Industry report, highlighting projected trends, the financial health of the industry and everything you need to know to grow your business and thrive. The data is collected by Readex Research, a nationally recognized independent research company, via an online survey.

This year, our State of the Industry Report focused on regional data specific to the Northeastern, Western, Southern and Midwestern sections of the U.S., as well as Canada.

Click here to read the introduction to the 2016 report. Read the overall results here.

Check back next November, when we publish our 2017 State of the Industry Report.


More State of the Industry features from 2016:

  •  Focus for faster growth
    By concentrating on core strengths, garden centers can cut through the product saturation that exists in today’s retail marketplace.
  • The do-it-for-me movement

    Is DIY dead? Is DIFM the future? The answer may lie between the acronyms.

  • 7 trends to watch in 2017

    The Garden Media Group’s 2017 report, Grow 365, forecasts that indoor gardening will become more popular and mainstream.

  • Joining forces
    A zoo collaborates with regional IGCs to encourage pollinator gardening with specially trialed varieties.
  • Are you a good leader?
    9 questions to help you decide.

Read past reports to see how the industry has evolved over the years:

2015 State of the Industry Report

2014 State of the Industry Report

2013 State of the Industry Report

2012 State of the Industry Report