From The Producers of The IGC Show
60 Years, Dedicated To Independent Retailer Success



IGC Retail with Robert Hendrickson • IGC Secret Shopper going undercover as a customer • The Maverick dynamic retail with Jim Bradley • Day In The Life behind the scenes • Social Media straight talk with Kyle Lacy • Cover Story Exclusives • Movers & Shakers igc entrepreneurial spirit Family Matters lessons for life with Henry Hutcheson • IGC Wrap examining the issues • Merchandising With Style how to wow • Retail Solutions ideas at work with John Stanley • PK Strategies for profit how to sell it • IGC Ingenuity success stories with Judy Sharpton • Fresh Takes ideas to try at your store


Our  mission remains the same as it has been for over 60 years: To further the success and profitability of the independent retail sector - in other words, Your Store.

Like you we're proud to be independent publishers and show producers. We are privleged to stand with you - Independent and proud of it!

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  IGC Magazine Top '100' Report

IGC Magazine's IGC 100
report, published in the March/April issue annually, remains the most accurate measure of the true leaders in the independent garden center industry. Based on yearly sales, our study leaves nothing up for interpretation.

Our methods remain constant: Leading IGC retailers are contacted for operational data. Only independent garden centers are considered for the listing - no big boxes, mass merchants/discounters or catalogers were included. These sales figures and related data are provided by the retail firms. Our criteria for these figures include anything that is sold to the public - from lawn furniture and decor to a wealth of plant material, landscape design and installation, and garden center restaurant sales. No wholesale revenues are considered. For companies electing not to participate in the survey, an estimate is made based on trade and financial sources.

   IGC Show

100% Independent means IGC Show is all for you! Now in it's 10th year, the IGC Show is being held August 15-17, 2017 at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL. As the country's only trade show dedicated exclusively to independent garden centers, IGC Show features thousands of new and proven products, show specials for your next deals, acres of on-site buying, New Vendor Zone exclusive look, the industry's best retail education, peer-to-peer networking and a Monday Garden Center Bus Tour. And there's more! Exhibitors and attendees alike will enjoy three free keynotes and the Tuesday Night Concert featuring Blue Oyster Cult!

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  Garden Centers of America

Garden Centers of America is America's only association focused exclusively on the needs of Independent Garden Centers. Members enjoy benefits that include monthly e-newsletters Garden Retail Trends Report designed to keep you on top of what's hot in retailing within the industry and out, and Member Hotline keeping you up-to-date with your association, Member Profiles and an online GCA Membership Directory. Members also enjoy BIG discounts on the GCA Summer Tour, IGC Show and EIGC Show Bus Tours, as well as the IGC Retail Conference. The GCA Bathroom Awards are always fun as well as the VIP seating at IGC Concerts.

For more information, go to www.GardenCentersof


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