Terra Verde Home

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Terra Verde Home

Terra Verde, the private label brand of Arett Sales Corporation, continues to offer the highest level of quality and craftsmanship, at exceptional value, allowing the Independent Garden Center the ability to keep competitive in the marketplace. Their bi-lingual packaging is colorful and informative, and their attractive merchandising displays are designed to maximize every sales opportunity.

New to the Terra Verde assortment this year is “Terra Verde Home”, a targeted assortment of outdoor furniture, fire pits, and garden accents. Aimed at the fashion-conscious home owner, the furniture includes resin wicker bistro sets, mixed media park benches, canopied swings, and a unique “tete-a-tete” two-person glider. The garden accents include four sizes of bicycle-shaped plant stands, metal bird baths with decorative resin accents, and a full size chestnut-wood whiskey barrel.

Your customers will love the well-priced park benches. Choose from the powder-coated extruded steel styles or the aluminum, cast iron, and wood slat styles. Each features a decorative motive in the back panel, and retails between $99.99 – $129.99, with great margins. With four designs to choose from, you’ll be able to satisfy any customer need.


The canopied 2-person swing is a piece you won’t want to miss. Standing almost 7 foot tall, this swing features a resin wicker seat and a powder-coated steel frame. Scroll design details are included in the side panels and the durable canopy is perfect for those hot summer days.

The resin wicker bistro sets are designed to put the independent garden center back into the furniture market. Each includes 2 chairs and a table, and most come in a single box for ease of inventory management. They don’t take up a lot of valuable floor space in your store, but will quickly become a focal point in your display. Best sellers include the cushioned sets in driftwood or 2-tone brown, with a suggested retail of $399.99, and the tile-accented set, with a suggested retail of $159.99.

Also included in this year’s introduction of Terra Verde Home are wheelbarrows and a garden cart. The wheelbarrows are 6 cubic feet each, and come with either a steel tray, with a hammer tone finish, or poly tray, in the traditional Terra Verde orange. Both feature 16″ pneumatic tires and sturdy steel handles, and feature a unique foot for added stability. The garden cart has 10″ pneumatic tires and features removable sides for a variety of uses in the garden, or as a tool for maintaining your live goods area. The cart is rated at an 800 lb. capacity for even the toughest jobs.


Also new this year is a complete assortment of railing brackets for any balcony, deck, or fence. Available in 14 styles/colors, they are priced to strengthen your margins, and increase your sales. Each comes in Terra Verde Home packaging, to update your assortment with classic designs and clean, attractive, and informative cards or labels.

Program T70M1 is open now for all the new Terra Verde Home products, giving you an extra savings of 10 – 20% off our regular value pricing.
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Arett Sales’ June Market Highlights:

outlook_a01r_banner.jpgLawn and garden retailers attended the Arett Sales June Market, held on June 24 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort Event Center, and took advantage of a diverse selection of products and money-saving merchandise discounts. The show was a huge success, attracting many existing customers and new customers.

 
“I have goose bumps. I’m so excited!” said Renee Quinn, Landscape Home & Garden, Newburgh, NY.
 
“We try to attend all of the Arett [Sales] events, from the shows to the Good Tidings Showroom,” said Mary Whitcomb, Outdoor Living/Garden Supplies Buyer, Mahoney’s Garden Centers in Massachusetts. “The time invested is well worth it. We always find something new, innovative, and exciting.”
 
This year’s June Market was no exception. Here are some of the highlights.
 
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Terra Verde Home (T70), the new import line exclusive to Arett Sales, was introduced at the June Market and was a resounding success. The line features quality, well-priced, lawn and garden décor and accessories that fill niche categories that can add excitement to every retailer’s assortment. As with all Terra Verde merchandise, this new collection will be available exclusively at independent garden centers and hardware stores.
 
Some of the hottest items of the line included several styles of bistro sets in both resin wicker and steel, with or without cushions. The canopy swing was also a popular item with buyers, as was the matching tete-a-tete. “I’ve got to have this one” was the reaction once the retailers realized the attached seats in the tete-a-tete were actually gliders.
 
Rounding out the Terra Verde Home selection were 6 cubic foot wheelbarrows in both steel and poly and a great selection of well-priced garden carts, hose reels, cast iron/steel bird baths, deck-rail brackets, and plant hangers. Retailers were delighted with the quality at such affordable prices.
 
outlook_a01r_body2Hacienda San Carlos (H94) offered a must have line of Halloween and Christmas luminaries. Pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, witches, snow men, and Christmas trees were just some of the styles available. These clay figures can be used with candles or electric lights, and are large, well-constructed, hand painted pieces made in outlook_a01r_body3Mexico. Available to ship in mid-August, they will arrive just in time for your fall and winter set ups. And don’t forget their great lineup of clay chimineas and fire bowls – now in stock and ready for delivery. These proven winners are just what your customers want for their back yard gatherings.
 
Tom’s Home and Garden (T37) is a direct importer of home and garden décor, offering exceptionally diverse quality product with competitive prices, and proved to be a must-visit booth at the show’s entrance.

Tom’s works with dozens of artisans from Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, China, Mexico, and the United States. Their new collections include:
 
• Composite Outdoor Fountains (most popular booth category)
• Reclaimed Teak:  dining tables, horse statues, and benches
• Composite Outdoor Pots and Urns
• Hang Forged Iron Décor and Tin Cachepots
• Wood Lanterns, and so much more.
 
Southern Patio Planters (D80) featured their planters made of cutting edge, lightweight materials that mimic expensive natural finishes. Their versatile high-density resin planters (HDR) continue to be a driving force in the decorative planter category.
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 Key styles to the HDR category include the Devyn Planters, which are a breath of fresh air to any garden with the brilliant glossy colors. New colors include lagoon, paradise, orchid, and coconut, which were added to sky, lemon, framboise, and spring green. Don’t forget the ever-popular Kentucky Walnut Faux-wood finish (HDR)outlook_a01r_body5 Whiskey Barrels which create a down-home, country style feel to any outdoor space. The newest addition, the Winston Urn in weathered black, was a must buy.
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Williams Bay Planters (W18) offered a complete line
of fiberglass and patented stone-lite planters that duplicate the look of stone at a fraction of the cost/weight with a hand applied finish for a beautiful, natural look.
 
The Urns continue to be the most popular styles in the Williams Bay product line. Generating excitement in the June Market booth were the 24″ Havana Urns, 24″ Venetian Urns, the Florence Collection of planters and the glazed stone-lite birdbaths. The Florence Collection in fiberglass display beautifully embossed floral bands available in iron rust or country white.
 
Don’t forget their new two-tone glazed finish introductions: Emily Planter (available in red and blue), Sadie Planter (available in green and blue) and the Chloe Planter (available in red and blue).
 
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The Sun Pottery Company’s (U99) line of glazed and terracotta pottery and birdbaths provides the local garden center with a solid foundation to build a comprehensive container selection. All of their items are fired in natural-gas kilns, providing a more uniform finish while being kinder to the environment. Pottery collections include pot-feet and saucers. Every piece is hand finished and then carefully packed to minimize breakage. Clay and terracotta items are frost proof to -4 degree. Their birdbaths feature an exclusive top-to-bottom locking system. Each design is subtle and tasteful.
 
New England Pottery (NEP) (N47) continues to be the industry’s leader in decorative pottery, indoor containers, and planter accessories. Always at the front of the line when it comes to fashion trends; NEP offers innovative colors and textures, quality, and style. Their broad product line can accent every living space. Already looking forward to 2016, NEP debuted 14 new items at the Arett June Market. NEP continues to support local garden centers with “independent” exclusive items.

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Gold Coast Hats (G96), a division of Peter Grimm and an industry leader in headwear apparel, was a very popular first-time exhibitor for Arett. They showcased a variety of functional, rugged, and stylish hat displays, including men and women’s sun hats, hunting and fishing hats, straw hats, visors, knit beanies, and cold-weather hats.
 
Burlap was the big mover in the Eaton (E10) booth. The Eaton booth staff was busy taking orders for everything from the retail packaged 7 oz. Burlap Pac’s to the bulk 125 and 100 yard rolls, in both tan and dyed for the holiday season. Eaton’s recent acquisition of the Walter Clark line broadened their assortment to include all aspects of tree care…and customers were happy to see the product available once again.
 
outlook_a01r_body9Siobhan’s Irish Fire Logs (B84) was another new exhibitor at the June Market. Siobhan’s brings old-world peat and turf logs to America. These 100% organic logs are made from Ireland’s “Black Gold” peat; dried and compressed to burn hotter, longer, more aromatic, and cleaner than ordinary firewood. Recommended for both indoor and outdoor usage, the fire logs are ideal for fireplaces, chimineas, barbeques, fire-pits, and camp fires. Siobhan even offers a portable “Fire Go Box” version for hikers and campers. They make a great gift too!
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Milazzo Industries (M84) is leading the way to clearing
snow and ice from customers’ sidewalks and driveways this winter. Their selection and competitive prices on ice melt products will keep everyone a little safer when bad weather hits this winter. Particularly well received were their pallets of 50 lb. Qik Joe calcium chloride ice melt in a poly bag and the 8 lb. Qik Joe Pet Safe EZ pour jug. Their new introduction of the Pet Safe 20 lb. bag without urea, for states with chemical restrictions, thrilled many retailers who are happy to be back in the ice melt business.
outlook_a01r_body11As usual, Power Alle, the “go to” place for special deals,
was bustling with activity. Customers took advantage of the approximately 80 “Power” deals from 40+ vendors. Global Harvest (G27) had one of Power Alley’s best sellers with their Scotts Morning Song 40 lb. Black Oil Sunflower Seed, which sold 361 pallets. Some of the other hot-selling items were Terra Verde Park Benches (T70) and Woodsteam Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders (W75). After this past year’s record snowy winter (and perhaps in anticipation of another bad winter to come), many customers took advantage of the deals offered on Rugg Manufacturing’s (R80) full line of snow shovels, Ames’ (A42) roof rakes, and Angel-Guard Products’ (A39) innovative Snobrum.
“The deals were outstanding!” said Arett Salesman Tom Osborne. “My customers spent a considerable amount of time shopping Power Alley. One of them earned $20,000 in Power Alley spiffs”
 
“One of the biggest successes for my customers was the birding assortments in Power Alley,” said Arett Salesman Tony Plonsky. “My customers were able to round out their shelves and displays with the lowest prices of the year on best sellers from top manufacturers. The single biggest item was the buy in Power Alley on Global Harvest Brand Oil Sunflower Seed. The price was so sharp everyone commented and placed big orders.”
 
Bird food and feeders were one of the show’s strongest attractions, with the year’s best pricing from Lyric (L07) and Droll Yankee (D50), as well as Power Alley specials from Pine Tree Farms (P48), Woodstream (W75), Woodlink (W48), The Nuttery (N05) and Nature’s Way (N87).
 
outlook_a01r_body12North State Bird Feeders (N80) offered a comprehensive line that focuses on value without compromising quality, with most of their products still carrying the “Made in U.S.A.” label. This employee-owned company offers feeders and houses made of metal, plastic, and wood. Their selection includes hoppers, houses, screened feeders, tubes, and suet holders. Their fashionable “Village Collection” carries a 3-year warrantee. outlook_a01r_body13
 
Visit Arett Sales’ Virtual June Market to take advantage of special offers from exhibitors featured at the show.

Make a “Splash” With Terra Verde Tools

outlook_T70_banner.jpgQuality, variety and value. For over 25 years, Terra Verde has provided hand tools and garden hoses with these features to independent garden centers and hardware stores in the northeast. As the “house brand” of Arett Sales, Terra Verde items have been selected to offer the highest level of quality and craftsmanship, at exceptional value, and keep our customers competitive in the marketplace. Our commitment to sell only to the independent channel, and not to the big box stores, allows our customers to avoid price matching on national brands, and maintain higher profit margins than average.

The mainstay of the Terra Verde brand has been our distinctive orange and black colored hand tools. Bypass pruners with heat-treated blades and non-stick coatings provide clean cuts to live plants. Professional pruners with a clean scissor-like action, and high-carbon steel blades, stay sharp and work smoothly longer. Floral shears with aluminum handles and soft comfort grips help to reduce hand fatigue. And the bright orange coloration means a tool dropped in the yard will be easily found.

Loppers and hedge shears round out the cutting tool collection. Terra Verde offers a wide selection, including bypass, compound bypass, and telescopic loppers, as well as hedge shears with bumpers and soft cushion grips. Each has its own features and benefits to fulfill the old adage, the right tool for the right job. And just like the pruners, each comes with a ten year warranty against manufacturers defect. This great selling feature speaks to the quality of each tool and will delight your customers.

New to the Terra Verde tool line this year is “Splash”, a collection of cutting tools with a playful touch of color. Aimed at the trend conscious gardener, these tools offer the same high quality as our orange and black line, but with vivid purple, green, and blue handles. Splash pruners, loppers, and floral and household shears come in equally assorted case packs.

The Terra Verde hand tool collection includes three assortments of digging tools in a good, better and best array. From the opening price point steel and plastic handles series, to the ergonomic rubberized handle “Sure Grip” series, these hand tools fill every customer’s needs. “Splash” hand tools were also introduced this year, in a new collection of polished cast aluminum heads with “easy grip” handles. These tools are lightweight and easy to hold, and transform gardening into the realm of fashion.

Long handle garden tools with fiberglass handles, pruning saws, rakes, and kneeling pads round out the Terra Verde garden tool collection. Tools are available in an assortment of displays or as open stock.

In addition to the garden tools, Terra Verde also supplies a quality line of garden and soaker hoses. Medium-duty hoses, with double spiraled reinforced construction, are available in 25, 50, 75, and 100 foot sizes. Heavy-duty hoses, with crush-proof couplings and kink-resistant continuous flow features are available in 50, 75, and 100. An industrial grade hose, with a lifetime warranty, is available in a 50 foot size. Soaker hoses in 25, 50, and 75 foot lengths round out the hose selection.

Recently, Terra Verde expanded into the plant stake category. Best sellers include super steel stakes, with pointed ends and ribbed green PE coverings. The packaged wood stakes are kiln-dried hardwood with pencil sharpened points, and the bamboo stakes are green dyed and packaged. Each is available in sizes from two to six foot, and come in either multi-size displays or single size open stock cases.

The latest addition to the Terra Verde line is a large assortment of plant supports. Available in a variety of styles, these supports feature plastic coatings which guard against conductive heat damage and sturdy steel construction to support foliage in an upright position. Each support contains droopy larger plants and bushes, and keeps tall plants looking their best.

Order Now Using Program Number: T70E1