Merchant’s Pick For January

Want to know what hot items you should have on your shelves for this month? Find out with this list of Merchant’s Picks for January 2017.

Merchant Picks - January 2017

Item NumberItem NameWHY A MERCHANT PICK?
A39 SNOBRUMSno Brum with Aluminum Telescopic HandleEasily push even heavy, wet snow off the roof, hood, and trunk of any vehicle without scratching the paint.
A63 SB4601LSnow Blower Insulated GlovesWinter is here. Great protection for your hands.
B70 865No Escape Mouse MagicCold weather pushing mice indoors.
L07 2647290Supreme Wild Bird SeedTime to feed the birds.
M68 913King Arctic Trident Snow MoverLarge load capacity snow shovel.
M84 02008Qik Joe Safe Pet Ice MelterNon-corrosive, environmentally friendly. Safe for use around animals.
R80 26PBSWPoly Combo Snow Shovel and Pusher Helps make shoveling snow easier on the back.
W12 36620Nut 'N Berry Bird FoodSpecial savings. Best seller.

Bonide: Control Invading Rodents This Winter

Now that the winter season has arrived, our four-legged friends (mice, that is!) are attempting to enter our homes to avoid “Old Man” winter. The Revenge® brand from Bonide® has the products to help you keep these pests, and a few others, from invading your home.

The Revenge® #48112 and #48113 Refillable Mouse Bait Stations have proven to be a highly effective and safe way to control mice. They feature a lockable child resistant bait station, which conforms to the new EPA requirements for this type of bait station. The bait station has a clear top for easy monitoring of the bait. The highly palatable bait is especially attractive to mice. The bait station can be mounted vertically or horizontally and is perfect for kitchens, garages, basements, and other typical household areas.

Included in the Revenge® brand of mouse & rat control products are the more “traditional” pieces, such as Baited Glue Trays (#47020, #47026 & #47030) and Snap Traps (#47062 & #47070). The glue trays feature superior ‘Catch & Hold’ adhesive in a low-profile tray for easy access. The snap traps have a unique and effective design. Most snap traps do not allow for the mouse or rat to “commit” to the trap. Without the “commitment”, the mouse or rat can easily escape the trap. The large bait pedals and ‘V-hook’ trap set ensure that the mouse or rat “commits” entirely to the trap with NO ESCAPE!!

Continuing to prove to be a top-seller is the highly effective Revenge® EZ-Set Traps (#47080 & #47090). These specially designed traps are 100% effective at catching mice and rats! The rodent must “commit” for the trap to trigger. Once triggered, there is NO ESCAPE from the trap. The extra large bait wells allow for the use of special “treats” to attract the mouse or rat to the trap. The EZ-Set Traps are simple to set and can be reused if need be. This highly effective trap should definitely be a part of your rodenticide offering.

Consumers who don’t want to deal with “dead” mice have a natural alternative in Bonide’s® Mouse Magic product. Mouse Magic is a blend of essential oils that trigger the “escape/avoidance” behavior in mice, driving them from homes, garden sheds, cabinets, gas grills, lawn mowers and more. They do not like it and go elsewhere. Mouse Magic is available in convenient “place pack” pouches, which treat a standard size room for up to 45 days. Use these “place packs” wherever mice enter, feed or nest. People and pet safe, Mouse Magic is available in a 4-pack box or an economical 12-pack re-sealable bag.

In 2016, Bonide Rat Magic® was added to the line-up of repellent products. Rat Magic® Rodent Repellent is the perfect sister product to the highly successful Mouse Magic repellent. Rat Magic® is an all-natural, granular repellent, which is highly effective in repelling not only rats, but also chipmunks and squirrels. This biodegradable, outdoor use product is a unique combination of essential oils that naturally repels for up to 2 weeks. The 5 lb. shaker container treats up to 1000 square feet. It is People and Pet safe and does an effective job at repelling pesky squirrels that feast at a bird feeder, without repelling the birds!

NOW is the time for controlling these unwanted pests. The Revenge® brand from Bonide®, has the products available to help your customers control and prevent these creatures from entering their homes. Bonide’s® highly-effective Mouse Magic and Rat Magic® products give the consumer a “natural” choice in controlling their “4-legged” pest problem. The rodenticide products from Revenge® and Bonide® are available by the case pack or in pre-determined assortments. The assortments are enhanced with free goods to maximize your profits within this category.

See your Arett Sales representative or a Bonide sales representative now to review these products and assortments, so you can take advantage of what your customers are looking for at this time of year.

Good Prod: Lawn & Garden Supplies For Professionals

Good Prod Sales specializes in the sale of lawn and garden supplies to landscape professionals and lawn and garden retailers, maintaining a complete inventory year-round. Good Prod offers a broad selection of over 11,000 quality tools for growers, landscapers, grounds managers, arborists, and contractors, all at competitive prices. Merchandise is carefully selected by the scrupulous purchasing team and constructed by reputable manufacturers so that you can get the job done with confidence.

Whether you offer lawn and landscaping services or just need the right tools for your growing operation and greenhouse, now is the time to start thinking about the tools and supplies you will need to carry you through the spring season. With warmer weather just around the corner, it is never too early to start preparing for the spring – take advantage of Good Prod’s special pricing! Please be sure to shop Good Prod’s monthly mailers that run February through June. In February, Good Prod runs the lowest prices of the season, boasting savings up to 35% off of everyday pricing. In March, look out for special pricing on Felco products. As spring heats up in April, May and June, discounts abound on seasonable featured products.

Categories of business Good Prod covers are cutting tools, fertilizer/chemical sprays, landscape supplies, landscape tools, watering, wearables and safety and wheeled goods. Good Prod stocks brands such as Ames, Felco, Dewitt, Truper, Bahco, Corona, Seymour Paints, Tree Gator and Round Up, just to name a few.

Good Prod is proud to offer deliveries from centrally located facilities with over 650,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space – in Troy, OH and Bristol, CT.

The comprehensive Good Prod catalog is updated regularly to keep our customers abreast of what is new.

Orders are given prompt attention and service and can be done via fax, mail and online at www.goodprodsales.com.

Good Prod follows the family tradition of customer service and is dedicated to having the right products available at the right time, delivering an accurate order in a timely fashion. The Good Prod team of employees is dedicated to hard work and success, striving each day to serve you better!

Jonathan Green: Remind Your Customers To Feed Their Soil

Are your customers feeding their lawn every year but still aren’t satisfied with the results? That’s because they’re doing half the job. They must FEED THEIR SOIL, too…with Jonathan Green’s “New American Lawn” Plan.

The soil is loaded with nutrients, but many never reach the grass because the soil chemistry and biology are not active. This includes nutrients from lawn fertilizer, too.

Jonathan Green’s “New American Lawn” Plan CORRECTS THE PROBLEM with two soil-reviving fertilizers, Mag-i-Cal and Love Your Lawn/Love Your Soil.

Mag-i-Cal adjusts soil chemistry by BALANCING the pH; while Love Your Soil repairs soil biology as it LOOSENS HARD SOIL and ACTIVATES SOIL MICROBES. When both are in sync, lawn foods are COMPLETELY absorbed by the grass and roots grow much deeper.

Make sure that your customers know to do the whole job! “Feed Your Lawn…AND YOUR SOIL” with Jonathan Green’s “New American Lawn” and finally give them get the great lawn they’ve always wanted.

The New American Lawn soil foods are compatible with any lawn food product or program. We recommend using them with complementary Jonathan Green lawn foods, namely Green-Up with Crabgrass Preventer, Green-Up Weed & Feed, and Winter Survival. When you sell these three lawn foods with Jonathan Green’s two soil foods discussed above, the consumer buys a superior LAWN AND SOIL PROGRAM that is unequaled by any on the marketplace!

Visit Jonathan Green’s website at www.jonathangreen.com for more information on “The New American Lawn.”

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Encap® Flower Kits: Flower Gardening at its Best

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As spring approaches, everyone is beginning to think about the upcoming planting season – what they’ll plant where, the varieties they’re looking for, and how they can prepare.

Encap® makes flower gardening easier than ever with All-In-OneTM Flower Kits, offering a full line of flower kits, each with vibrant, eye-catching packaging. These All-In-OneTM kits contain everything needed to grow beautiful blooms that will last all season long. Seed, fertilizer, and mulch, combined with Encap’s patented technologies, produce impressive results with ease; simply sprinkle the mix onto worked up soil, water, and wait.

With varieties to suit any gardener’s tastes, Encap® offers:

  • *NEW Wildflower Pollinator Mix
  • *NEW Wildflower Perennial Mix
  • Wildflower Butterfly & Hummingbird Mix
  • Wildflower Bouquet Mix
  • Wildflower Shady Mix
  • Wildflower Aromatic Mix
  • Zinnia Mix
  • Daisy Mix
New in 2017

New this year are two additional wildflower mixes: Wildflower Pollinator Mix and Wildflower Perennial Mix.

Wildflower Pollinator Mix

For many gardeners, attracting pollinators is becoming an increasing interest. Gardeners are looking to encourage natural pollination, providing a food source for nature’s beautiful pollinators. While all flowers promote pollination, some flowers are a more attractive food source than others. Encap® has developed a new Wildflower Pollinator Mix to make attracting pollinators easier than ever. The mix is a blend specially formulated to attract birds, bees, and butterflies and provide a reliable food source that will keep them coming back to pollinate.

Wildflower Perennial Mix

Cultivating floral displays year after year is even easier with the Wildflower Perennial Mix. This full perennial blend will return each year with displays of Black-Eyed Susans, Purple Coneflowers, Sweet William Pinks, and more.

Wildflowers

As homeowners look for more natural-looking flower beds, wildflowers are becoming an increasingly popular option. Wildflowers provide vibrant floral displays, but give a less “manicured” feel. Hundreds of wildflower varieties exist, allowing for endless combinations. Encap® created a line of wildflower kits for this reason, and has designed each kit with a specific purpose in mind.

Wildflower Butterfly & Hummingbird Mix

Wildflower Butterfly & Hummingbird Mix delivers beautiful displays that are formulated specifically to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

Wildflower Bouquet Mix

Wildflower Bouquet Mix is a blend of flowers designed to provide just the right cuttings to create stunning bouquets.

Wildflower Shady Mix

Wildflower Shady Mix is a blend of wildflowers that grow best in shade. From Forget-Me-Nots to Sweet William Pinks, even those hard-to-grow shady spots around your yard can boast abundant flowerbeds.

Wildflower Aromatic Mix

Wildflower Aromatic Mix is a unique blend of wildflowers designed to not only provide colorful blooms, but also to give off a fragrant aroma.

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Zinnia Mix

Encap® also offers a Zinnia Mix. Zinnias have always been a popular choice among gardeners, because they are easy to grow, and offer a wide range of vibrant colors.

Daisy Mix

The assortment found in Encap®’s Daisy Mix provides varying heights and colors of daisies, creating a spectacular display of this classic favorite.

An Easier Way to Beautiful Blooms
Encap®’s patented technologies help to maximize results while minimizing work:

Advanced Soil TechnologyTM (AST®)

Encap®’s Advanced Soil TechnologyTM is a proprietary product that has revolutionized the way we garden. This patented technology improves the soil environment, enhances seed establishment, reduces nutrient loss, and maximizes water filtration. It works by bonding with the soil upon contact, to get into the root zone where it’s needed most.

Seed Watering TechnologyTM (SWT®)

Encap®’s Seed Watering TechnologyTM takes the guesswork out of watering. This patented technology sparkles on the soil surface when wet, and gets dull when dry; gone are the days of over- and under-watering.

Store Display

Displaying the flower kits is simple and effective. In addition to single units, Encap® offers an easy-to-merchandise flower kit display to showcase the many varieties. Weighted with top sellers, the 20 x 24 quarter pallet display contains all eight SKU’s and accommodates 72 replenishable units.

Encap® Flower Kits are a huge hit among gardeners. These All-In-OneTM kits make cultivating impressive, long-lasting displays easier than ever.

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Why Feature Lyric Wild Bird Food?

As an Independent Garden Center, it’s important to pay attention to upcoming trends to help grow your business and be prepared to take advantage of changing consumer demands with products that meet the need. Many are already familiar with the impressive stat, that backyard bird watching is the second most popular outdoor activity in the United States – second only to gardening. Because bird watching is an all-year, all-region activity this category has potential to pay big dividends and assortment can be a significant key to success.

In a recent study conducted by the Wild Bird Feeding Industry, research revealed that the average US household spends nearly $80 annually on wild birds’ feed – broken down into spending for the following: economy seed mix; premium seed mix; straight seed; suet and other pressed seed cakes; and “other”. With over 40 million households participating – that puts the US Retail market size, at well over $3 billion. With premium seed mix accounting for nearly 20% of market share, you’ll want to ensure your overall bird food offering is well diversified to meet the needs of all potential customers. Lyric Wild Bird Food, for years – has offered an exceptional lineup within the premium seed mix segment. Backyard birders love all varieties of this premium wild bird food line for its fine natural ingredients and hand-crafted mixes that attract more birds all year long.

Lyric Wild Bird Foods will now stay fresh longer too, with the integration of their new Stay Fresh Technology. Oxygen absorber packets are included in bags 15 lbs and smaller. Reduced oxygen content keeps the food fresher longer. The StayFresh packets coupled with Lyric’s pest-resistant, impermeable bags ensure our natural ingredients are at their nutritional and bird-pleasing best at all times.

Consumer testimonials validate that switching from lower-priced, lower-quality bird feed to Lyric products, typically nets increased wild bird activity at the feeders.

Lebanon Seaboard Corporation, the manufacturer of the Lyric Premium Wild Bird Food brand, has plants and distribution centers strategically located to ship to major wild bird food markets in the Northeast and Middle Atlantic very cost effectively. Lyric also responds quickly to changing market conditions to remain very competitively priced, for a premium quality product. Lyric Wild Bird food consistently receives rave reviews from customers that appreciate the bird varieties attracted by the gourmet blends.

Don’t miss out on this growing trend and important premium wild bird food opportunity with Lyric. If it’s not part of your current offering there has never been a better time to add it. You will sell more bird food, while your customers will feed more birds. Nothing keeps them coming back for more than the simple delight experienced by a mix that attracts more birds. In a recent customer testimonial about the Lyric Fruit and Nut High Energy Wild Bird Mix – a birdwatcher writes: This has to be the cleanest bird food I have yet come across. As compared to less expensive bird food mixes there is no dusty, debris riddled filler such as millet in this blend. No shells, no chaff, no twigs, no stones.”

Lyric – the Finest Nutrients. See the Difference.

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5 Reasons Why Safer Brand’s New Look Will Help Your Bank Account

Have you seen Safer® Brand lately? The organic gardening spray manufacturer changed its look, adopting a sharp green bottle color scheme and modern design to make its products pop on your shelves.

“We performed a survey that told us that our organic gardening customers react positively to a vibrant green color in their purchasing, so that became the new Safer® Brand color,” explained Safer® Brand’s Andrea Itnyre. “From there, we focused on attractive graphics that really demonstrate the value of Safer® Brand’s organic offerings.”

Safer® Brand’s new design will benefit retailers, too, because its OMRI Listed® products are in high demand among consumers. That demand, of course, will turn into sales. Here are five ways that Safer® Brand’s new look is aimed at helping your bottom line:

  • Safer® Brand’s New Labels Highlight Target Insects – If your consumers have a bug problem, Safer® Brand’s illustrated labels immediately indicate that their solution is in hand!
  • Safer® Brand’s New Design Attracts Consumers – Organic gardeners know to look for a few key icons on their pest control and fertilizer products. Safer® Brand prominently displays its OMRI Labeled® and NOP For Organic Gardening logos.
  • Safer® Brand’s New Bottles Stand Out – In a sea of white and blue bottles, Safer® Brand’s vibrant green bottles are instant eye-catchers!
  • Safer® Brand’s New Sprayer Head Improves Performance – When Safer® Brand committed to a new look, they studied everything about their packaging. As a result, the Safer® Brand team chose a new, sturdier sprayer head to deliver their products more effectively with a fine mist pattern.
  • Safer® Brand Still Delivers Results – The best part of Safer® Brand’s products? They continue to deliver their same amazing results! Using a variety of OMRI Listed® materials, consumers can continue to rely on Safer® Brand for use in their organic gardens!

When you add all these great features up, you can count on Safer® Brand to deliver the sales results you need to serve your organic gardening customers.

Looking for more information on Safer® Brand? Contact your Arett sales representative.

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Merchant’s Picks for December

Want to know what hot items you should have on your shelves for this month? Find out with this list of Merchant’s Picks for December 2016.

Merchant Picks - December

Item NumberItem NameWHY A MERCHANT PICK?
N28 BV6CS6Surreal Planters Vertical Birch PlanterGreat to use for Christmas greens and poinsettias.
N28 BH11CS6Surreal Planters Horizontal Birch PlanterGreat to use for Christmas greens and poinsettias.
B70 730Bonide KleenUp Weed and Grass KillerPrevents growth up to a year. Get ready for spring.
F42 591044FoxFarm Strawberry Fields Potting SoilRight mix for larger blooms, fruits, and berries.
P48 1351Pine Tree farms Decorative Holiday Birdie Seed WreathGreat house warming gift and good for the birds.
D50 YCPT360MB Droll Yankees Yankee TipperBirds are eating. The best feeder to keep squirrels away.
W12 36420 Wild Delight Woodpecker Bird FoodTime to get the seed out for the birds.
S70 101660Miracle-Gro For Christmas Trees
Reduces needle drop when used as directed.
R80 26PBSW Rugg Mfg. Poly Combo Snow Shovel and Pusher - Back Saver Steel HandleHelps make shoveling snow easier on the back.
M68 913 Shear Magic King Arctic Trident Snow MoverLarge load capacity snow shovel.
A39 SNOBRUM Angel Guard Sno Brum with Aluminum Telescopic HandleEasily push even heavy, wet snow off the roof, hood, and trunk of any vehicle without scratching the paint.
K20 8001 K&H Thermo-Pond Floating Pond HeaterWinter is coming - pond water will freeze.

Bayer Advanced®: Get More From The Blue Bottle

With Bayer Advanced®, you really do get more from the blue bottle. More science, more innovation, and more support – exactly what you need to grow your business.

Leading the way is Bayer Advanced Season Long Weed Control For Lawns1. This unique solution kills existing lawn weeds and prevents listed weeds from emerging for up to 6 months2. Their proprietary 2-in-1 formula features both a post-emergent AND a pre-emergent in one bottle. Just one application offers your lawn up to 6 months of protection2.

If you’re looking to expand your share of the growing naturals market, NATRIA® has a complete collection of naturally-derived products you’ll want on your shelves. Inspired by nature and enhanced with science, NATRIA is the choice for consumers who want non-synthetic* solutions to manage pests, weeds, and diseases. Many NATRIA products are certified “For Organic Gardening,” and the entire line is both easy to apply and proven to deliver fast, effective results.

Customers just like yours asked for an innovation just like this, and Bayer Advanced® delivered in a big way. Their award-winning Ergo-Grip Sprayers are designed to deliver a better spraying experience with more comfort, more accuracy and easy storage. Unique features include the grip-controlled spray trigger, extended-reach folding wand and adjustable nozzle wings. Plus Ergo-Grip Sprayers offer continuous battery-powered spray and a few are refillable3. You’ll find Ergo-Grip Sprayers on the following products; Bayer Advanced DuraZone® Weed & Grass Killer, All-In-One Lawn Weed & Crabgrass Killer4, Brush Killer Plus, Home Pest Control Indoor & Outdoor Insect Killer5 and Carpenter Ant & Termite Killer Plus. Learn more at BayerAdvanced.com/Ergo-Grip-Sprayer.

Bayer Advanced has also enhanced their online support for both you and your customers. Log on to the Bayer Advanced Extranet. It’s your source for anything and everything from product specs, labels and SDS sheets to the 2017 Product Catalog. There’s also a POP ordering center that includes free educational materials, money-saving rebates and more. You can take advantage of the Bayer Advanced Learning Center, an online training tool you can use to help educate your staff. There’s even a live chat feature, so you can get questions answered right away by a Bayer Advanced expert. If you don’t have an account, log on to Extranet.BayerAdvanced.com to register.

They have also added a Consumer Live Chat on BayerAdvanced.com. This clickable feature gives consumers real time responses from Bayer Advanced experts. It’s added value expertise your consumers will appreciate.

Be sure to order Bayer Advanced products now through December and take advantage of the Arett Savings Program.

Bayer Advanced. Get more from the blue bottle.

LEGAL:

1-Not for sale in NY. 2-Does not provide pre-emergent or post-emergent control of Crabgrass. See product label for kill/prevent weed list. 3-See label instructions for refilling DuraZone Grass & Weed Killer, Bursh Killer Plus an All-In-One Lawn Weed & Crabgrass Killer. 4-Not for sale in HI and PR. In TX, cannot sell Ready-To-Use formula in containers larger than one gallon. 5-Registered for sale in CA.

ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL INSTRUCTIONS.

©2016 SBM Life Science Corporation. 1001 Winstead Drive, Suite 500, Cary, NC 27513. Bayer®, the Bayer® Cross and Bayer Advanced® are registered trademarks of Bayer.

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Pearl Valley Farms: The Way It’s Made Matters

Whether you’re elbow-deep in your vegetable garden or simply enjoying the view from your backyard patio, there’s no denying the power of plants in enriching our lives.

Healthy Grow is proud to provide a full line of fertilizers, specialty mixes and soil enhancers that are made with only the purest, most wholesome ingredients possible to ensure vigorous growth throughout a plant’s lifecycle.

“The Way It’s Made Matters

Dave Thompson’s Organic Healthy Grow starts simply – with chicken litter from healthy, egg-laying chickens fed a calcium – rich diet. The litter is collected and left to air-dry and break down in their indoor, state-of-the-art, composting facility. Healthy Grow compost is regularly and carefully turned during the 45-day long process to ensure complete aeration, a vital aspect behind promoting microbial growth. The aerobically composted chicken manure is then combined with organic inputs to reach their specific formulation. Many of Dave Thompson’s Organic Healthy Grow products are OMRI listed approved for organic gardening and lawns.

How Are They Different?

Dave Thompson’s Organic Healthy Grow controls every aspect of the manufacturing process, raw material, and are committed to independent garden centers.

  • Perfectly designed packaging that sits well at the shelf level
  • Granular, low odor fertilizer that is naturally high in calcium and high microbe activity
  • A competitively priced, high performance product that results in higher margins for you
  • An integrated marketing plan developed to build brand equity and drive awareness in order to boost sales at retail

An integrated Marketing Plan Designed for Retailers

Healthy Grow has developed a robust integrated marketing plan to increase sales and be a solution provider to you, their valued retail partners. Their integrated marketing programming, combined with their cost effective, high-margin product will help drive consideration and trial at the point of purchase. When you buy into the Healthy Grow program they are proud to provide a variety of additional marketing programs.

  • POP material
  • Hassle free digital Rebate program – Healthy Grow handles 100% of the redemption process
  • Pandora radio advertising
  • Community garden cause initiatives
  • Local television partnerships
  • Digital advertising
  • Social advertising
  • Easy to navigate, mobile friendly website
  • Product locator
  • Blogger program

These are just some of the tools they have in their arsenal to drive Healthy Grow sales at the retail level. For questions or additional information on Healthy Grow products or marketing, please contact your Arett sales representative.

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