Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Nursery and garden stores have faced strong competition from home improvement stores and mass retailers, and this trend is expected to continue in the five years to 2019. Despite improving disposable incomes and home improvement budgets, consumers will increasingly favor large, low-cost retailers to specialty garden stores for their competitive prices and convenient one-stop-shop formats... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The industry is largely concentrated in the Southeast region, which accounts for 25.7% of total establishments. This region houses 25.4% of the population as well, which indicates that nursery and garden centers are located near dense population pockets. The Southeast region generally experiences mild winters making it prime area for year round gardening. Florida accounts for the most significant share of both population and industry presence in this region; the state's several large cities are hubs for consumer activity. Over the past five years, this region has remained relatively constant as a proportion of establishments.
The Great Lakes and the Plains regions are home to 15.2% and 13.7% of industry establishments, respectively... purchase to read more