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 2017.

Merchant Picks - December 2017

Item NumberItem NameWHY A MERCHANT PICK?
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.
C15 CW600NClear Vinyl Plant SaucerPerfect for poinsettias and holiday plants.
K20 8001 K&H Thermo-Pond Floating Pond HeaterWinter is coming - keep pond water from freezing.
M68 913 Shear Magic King Arctic Trident Snow MoverLarge load capacity snow shovel.
N28 BV6CS6Surreal Planters Vertical Birch PlanterGreat to use for Christmas greens and poinsettias.
P48 1351Cedar Suet Cake FeederBirds are looking for suet and this is a perfect gift for bird enthusiasts.
R80 26PBSW Rugg Mfg. Poly Combo Snow Shovel and Pusher - Back Saver Steel HandleHelps make shoveling snow easier on the back.
S70 101660Miracle-Gro For Christmas Trees
Reduces needle drop when used as directed.
W77 WDCMS Carved Father Time Blue Bird Bird HouseLooks like Father Time! A best seller at the recent Arett Open House. A unique gift that will be a hit with any birding enthusiasts.

New Healthy Grow Merchandising Solutions For 2018

If you didn’t get a chance to stop by Healthy Grow’s booth at the Arett Open House, we wanted to introduce you to the new merchandising displays they have available.

Merchandising is an integral part of the overall sales at retail. Healthy Grow has the merchandising tools needed for the 2018 season to increase visibility within your retail garden center, all at no additional cost to you.

Floor Display

Floor Display Racks

  • Assortment of 3 lb. & 4lb. Healthy Grow SKUs – Tomato, Rose & Flower, Vegetable & Herb, Worm Castings
  • Racks are modular and can live independently to be cross merchandised with green goods
  • Perfect for greenhouse locations
  • Shelving creates billboard effect for maximum exposure
  • Easy, tool-free assembly for easy set-up
  • 50 lb. weight capacity per shelf
Pre-loaded Display

¼ pallet, Pre-Loaded Display

  • 6 lb. Healthy Grow – 10 of each variety, Tomato, Rose & Flower, Vegetable & Herb
  • Optimal pallet quantity to ensure sell through
  • Easy to restock
  • Heavy duty corrugates
  • Extends merchandising beyond the shelf
  • Pre-loaded for easy set up

The displays are free with purchase of assortment.

The main barrier of purchases for organic fertilizers is lack of knowledge. Your customers need that education in easy-to-consume pieces of information. The point of purchase materials from Healthy Grow are designed to leap past that barrier, educate consumers and increase sales of your fertilizers, soil enhancers and specialty mixes. Whether you want to teach why “The Way It’s Made Matters” or explain how Healthy Grow out performs other organic fertilizers, there’s attractive POP options to suit your needs.

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 integrated marketing programming, combined with their cost-effective, high-margin product will help drive consideration and trial at the point of purchase.

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

Order Now Using Program Number: P84S1

The DeWitt Difference

DeWitt is a market leader in providing landscape fabrics, tree care, erosion control, lawn edging, shade cloth, plant protection, pond care and many accessory products. Over 600 products across 14 product categories. They also have a full line of tarps and accessories through their Polytuf Brands acquisition.

Experienced Sales and Service Team – DeWitt knows the lawn and garden industry. From manufacturing to on-time delivery, the DeWitt Company prides itself on providing exceptional quality and service.

Breakthrough Merchandising – DeWitt knows their continued success is based on your continued success. They are constantly developing new and innovative merchandising systems to better serve your retail and landscaping needs.

Facilities and Location – DeWitt operates out of a 400,000 square foot facility, which is located in the heartland of America. By continually investing in state-of-the-industry technology and equipment, DeWitt is able to consistently provide the highest quality products available in the lawn and garden industry.

A Dedicated Commitment to the Future – In the early 1970’s, Larry DeWitt saw a need for a non-chemical, environmentally sound form of weed control that would assist homeowners and professionals in creating low-main- tenance landscapes. That commitment to the environment continues today in DeWitt’s current product lines and in all the new products being offered by the DeWitt Company!

Order Now Using Program Number: D28S1

DeWitt Shipping Center
Custom Sewing Department

Espoma: Plan Now For Profitable Selling

As temperatures fall and days get shorter, your customers are bringing their passion for growing indoors. Be ready for this new wave of gardening business by stocking everything from containers, flowering plants, herbs, seeds, microgreens, and the organic products they will want to keep things growing. Inspire your customers with video in your winter e-mail blasts and give them a reason to continue to garden all twelve months. Espoma has rich video content to help you do this. Just visit the Espoma youtube channel at to easily embed this content into your mail and landing pages.

So what will these gardeners need?

Espoma Organic Potting Mix is a rich, premium blend of sphagnum peat moss, peat humus and perlite that has been enriched with Myco-tone® and fortified with worm castings.

  • For all Indoor & Outdoor Containers
  • Enhanced with Myco-tone®
  • Fortified with Worm Castings

Espoma Organic Orchid Mix is a blend of chunky western fir bark, perlite and charcoal to provide the ideal growing environment for orchids.

  • Improves drainage & aeration.
  • Promotes growth & blooming
  • For orchids & other epiphytes.

Espoma Organic Cactus Potting Mix is a rich, premium blend of sphagnum peat humus, peat moss, sand and perlite that has been enriched with Myco-tone®.

All-natural potting soil mix for cactus, palm & citrus.

  • Provides Optimum Aeration & Drainage.
  • Reduces drought stress.
  • Promotes root growth.

Espoma Organic African Violet Mix is a rich, premium blend of sphagnum peat moss, peat humus and perlite. All-natural premium soil mix for African Violets.

Improves aeration and moisture retention.

  • For African violets and other house plants.
  • Promotes root growth

Add in the Espoma Organic Indoor Liquid plant foods to complete your organic indoor set.

Getting Set for Spring:

Bio-tone Starter Plus:

Talk to your Arett Sales Representative about Espoma Organic’s Bio-tone Starter Plus – the ultimate starter plant food. Bio-tone Starter Plus combines all natural and organic plant nutrients with humates, our exclusive Bio-tone Microbes and both Endo & Ecto mycorrhizae. The result is a plant food that grows new root mass very quickly to ensure transplant success. It’s like an insurance policy for your customers reducing returns and costly replacements. Buy it by the case or consider the display bin to place near live goods displays or checkouts to capture incremental sales.

And don’t forget the new controls from Espoma Organic. Each is packaged in beautiful full shrink sleeve bottles that shine on your shelves.

One Last Thought:

Soon there will be new hires that will need training and old hands that might need a refresher on organic gardening products. Be sure to sign up and complete the Espoma Organic Certified Dealer program to train staff. This innovative program is available 24/7 here to keep associates current on how and why Espoma Organic products can help customers be successful in all of their gardening projects.

Plan now for profitable selling!

Order Now Using Program Number: E60S1