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Features - State of the Industry: Growers

Growers are experiencing increased costs and inventory shortages, but they’re optimistic about the market and what’s to come.

November 15, 2022

Plant shortages have been a major issue for independent garden centers in the U.S. and Canada over the past few years. With demand for gardening and growing products remaining high since the pandemic-era boom, 56% of garden centers reported plant or product shortages in our 2022 State of the Industry Report.

Nurseries and greenhouses, just like IGCs, are seeing higher supply costs, leading to an increase in their own retail prices this year. Read on to see how growers are faring and how their 2023 plans could affect the market.

*The following data is from Nursery Management and Greenhouse Management magazines’ State of the Industry reports.

Kate Spirgen, editor

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