Flower power: Improving economic conditions will sustain industry growth

Over the past five years, the Nursery and Garden stores industry has experienced a blossoming recovery. The industry retails a wide range of plants, seeds, bulbs and gardening tools and equipment to households, businesses and the farming community. The strengthening consumer segment has been largely responsible for the industry's recovery, with per capita disposable income and consumer confidence steadily increasing over the period. While heightened external competition and the lingering effects of the recession pushed some operators out of the industry, the remaining stores have largely been able to overcome the competitive environment. As a result, over past five years, industry revenue is expected to increase...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$41bn
Annual Growth 13-18
1.5%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
139,295
Businesses
21,249
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry is expected to grow as demand for ecofriendly products and gardening methods rises
  • Industry operators experienced mounting competition from other retailers
  • The growing popularity of community and urban gardens has enticed a slew of young gardeners
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Nursery and Garden Stores industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators will invest $0.13 in capital assets in 2018. Capital assets include sprinkler systems, greenhouses and humidity controls. Additional capital expenditures include store light fixtures, cash registers, point-of-sale (POS) systems and other equipment.Capital intensity is expected to decrease in the coming years as industry employment and wages are expected to rise. Currently, labor is required to tend to nursery and garden stock. However, as technology advances, the need for human intervention in garden maintenance will decrease. Con...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Nursery & Garden Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Nursery & Garden Stores Industry are

  • Having a clear market position
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of adults aged 50 and older and External competition for the Nursery & Garden Stores industry in the Nursery & Garden Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Nursery & Garden Stores Industry?

    Stores in this industry primarily retail a broad range of nursery and garden products, including trees, shrubs, plants, seeds, bulbs and sod to households and the farming community. This industry also includes stores that retail farm supplies such as animal feed (excluding pet food). The growing and retailing of nursery stock is included in the Plant and Flower Growing industry (IBISWorld report 11142).

    Industry Products
  • Equipment
  • Plants
  • Chemicals
  • Grain and animal feed
  • Tools and other supplies
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating farm supply stores
  • Operating feed stores (except pet)
  • Operating garden centers
  • Operating lawn supply stores
  • Operating nursery and garden centers without tree production
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of adults aged 50 and older
  • External competition for the Nursery & Garden Stores industry
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Blossoming demand
  • Competitive environment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • New sources of demand
  • Profit and participation
  • Table: Nursery & Garden Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Nursery & Garden Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Florists
  • Bed & Breakfast & Hostel Accommodations
  • Homeowners' Associations
  • Maids, Nannies & Gardeners
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Farm Supplies Wholesaling
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling
  • Flower & Nursery Stock Wholesaling
  • Pesticide Manufacturing
  • Plant & Flower Growing

  • Products & Services
  • Equipment
  • Grain and animal feed
  • Chemicals
  • Other
  • Plants
  • Tools and other supplies
  • Chart: Nursery & Garden Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Farmers
  • Consumers aged 55 and older
  • Consumers aged 35 to 54
  • Other
  • Consumers aged 34 and younger
  • Corporate entities
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Nursery & Garden Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Nursery & Garden Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Nursery & Garden Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Nursery & Garden Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Nursery & Garden Stores Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Number of adults over 50 (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Bedding Plant
  • An annual plant that is grouped with others to produce an aesthetically pleasing display.
  • Mass Merchandiser
  • A retail store that is differentiated by its sheer size and large range of products, including electronics, household goods and other consumer products.
  • Tensiometer
  • A control irrigation system in nurseries. Soil moisture is monitored in the plant root, allowing producers to give the right moisture level needed by specific plant species.
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