Greensmith – Dynamic Marketing Made Easy - Greensmith spent a great deal of time at Arett Open House talking to new and old Arett Sales customers about the ever-changing market of Direct Mail and Digital Marketing. Greensmith's offerings have shifted over the years from being a go-to source for sale fliers to a full-service print and digital advertising agency, producing more direct mail and videos than ever!
Greensmith's successful show offerings included Show Specials, where customers could sign up to get discounts on Plant Galleries, Websites, Postcards, and more. Whether you are looking to outfit your store with new signage, supplement your in-house team, or update your marketing plan, Greensmith has something to offer everyone, no matter the size and budget. Call today… 800-395-6009 to see how Greensmith can help you grow!
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Lawn & Garden Tools & Accessories
Terra Verde (T70) - Terra Verde, one of the most popular booths at the Open House, offered several doorbuster deals, offering pricing with large margins on long-handled tools, coiled hoses, new cutting tool combo sets, and a new watering nozzle set. New hoses and quick-connect accessories were added to the Terra Verde and Terra Verde Splash watering lines, as well as a new Splash digging and cutting tool display and a new complete tool display. Telescopic tools and a mini D-Handle shovel were also added to the Splash tool line.
Bully Tools (B36) - Bully Tools has been proudly producing 100% American made products assembled by American workers. They featured their long handle lawn and garden tools, all made in the US.
Teknor (T18) - The Teknor Apex zero-G® hose is 50% lighter in weight than standard garden hoses, which provides for easy coiling, maneuverability, and compact storage. It works with all hose attachments, like nozzles, sprayers, and sprinklers, so all watering can be done with one lightweight hose.
Surecan (G04) - This is not your same old, hard to use, spill on yourself fuel can. The SureCan is a high quality fuel dispensing machine, 100% made in the USA! SureCan is the first of its kind and the only fuel can available that allows for one-handed use and has the spout at the bottom.
Tailor Made Products (T94) - Tailor Made Products made their debut at the Arett Open House as a drop ship program with several different brands, including One Tie and Bottle Buddy. One Tie is a chemical and UV-resistant strap created from an automotive grade polymer that can be used and reused over and over, in hot, cold, wet or dry conditions, to strap, bundle and organize nearly anything. The Bottle Buddy storage system allows multiple water cooler bottles to be stores in the floor space required for a few horizontally laid bottles. This is because their unique system takes advantage of vertical storage space, lifting the bottles up and out of the way. Plus, you can customize the configuration to fit your space needs.
Seed, Fertilizers, Controls & Repellents
Scotts (S09, C45, S70) - The Scotts Show Specials were a big hit. There were deep discounts on the specials ranging from 25% to 40% and customers at the show were taking full advantage of them. The Show Specials included core high volume items, such as Miracle-Gro 4 lb., RoundUp RTU 1.1 Gal. with Wand, Weed-B-Gon Plus Crabgrass Control 1 Gallon RTU with Wand, and Ortho Home Defense Max 1.1 Gallon RTU with Wand. These specials, along with Scotts NEW items, were driving both warehouse and drop ship orders. The customers that took advantage of these deals will have a distinct advantage going into Spring 2019.
Spiked Soil (S101) - Spiked Soil offers a new 3-step fertilizer program to Arett customers and was very well-received by salespeople and customers. Spiked Soil offers everything you need for a great grow in three easy and organic products. Plant with Dirt Martini, topdress with Another Round during the growth phase, and topdress with Bloom Booze during the flowering phase. It’s that easy.
Grotrax (G67) - Based on 30 years of experience in the Turf Industry, Grotrax is a revolutionary new all-in-one grass roll. Available in several varieties to perfectly match your local climate, Grotrax combines exceptional seed blends, mulch, and fertilizer between two moisture holding Bio Fabric layers for fast germination and uniform growth. Simply roll, water, and watch it grow!
Fox Farm (F42) - Fox Farm is a nationally recognized family-owned company dedicated to producing the finest quality garden products available anywhere. Because organic ingredients play such a large role in their company, all formulas are handcrafted in small batches to ensure superior consistency and quality control. They offer custom blended soil mixes, natural and organic fertilizers, as well as organic-based products that “Combine the Best of Technology with the Goodness of Nature™.”
Knox Fertilizer (K50) - Knox Fertilizer Company has concentrated on the specialty plant food business since its inception over 68 years ago. They already produce popular brands, such as Schultz and Garden Safe and, this year, launched their line of Gro Fine lawn foods at the Open House.
Thermacell (T83) - Thermacell featured great new products at competitive pricing with their mosquito repellent products and tick tubes. With Thermacell’s Zone Mosquito Repellent technology, stop mosquitoes before they get close enough to bite or bother you, without messy chemical sprays and lotions. They offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Thermacell Tick Control Tubes are the no-spray, easy way to kill deer ticks and prevent them from spreading Lyme disease and Powassan virus. Yard set-up takes only a few minutes twice a year.
Seed Sheet (E20) - Seed Sheet makes growing your favorite herbs, vegetables, or flowers easy and offers consumers a no-fail process for growing their own plants. It’s basically a roll-out garden, featuring dissolvable pods, like laundry pods, that contain a buffer of soil and organic nonGMO seeds. They are optimally arranged within a weed-blocking sheet. They have an ABC system from the seed pods, to weed cover, to planting, that ensures success and is very appealing to millennials.
Spectrum (S20) - Spectrum had an “explosive show” and was a big success with their popular Liquid Fence repellents, especially in Power Alley. The Liquid Fence® Brand prides itself on its ability to offer the consumer safe alternatives for repelling unwanted animals. They promote natural gardening and help gardeners maintain lush landscapes.
Woodstream (W75A) - Woodstream offered a number of very successful displays at the Open House, including a variety of birding displays featuring new decorative bird feeders, an oriole feeder, and nectar display, hummingbird basics, vintage feeders, and more.
Furniture, Pottery & Decor
Terra Verde Home (T70) - Terra Verde Home’s expanded line featured an assortment of decorative products for the lawn and garden, including a number of new seating groups, benches, rockers, chairs, swings, and stools. A collection of new wood burning fire pits and gas fire tables was also added to the collection for 2019, as well as 8 new ceramic birdbath options. Other new items include bird feeder stakes, cascading steel water fountains, rocking bird garden stakes, steel hanging wall art, animal planters and figurines, a galvanized planter wagon, decorative plant stands, colorful watering cans, and an assortment of new wood products, including screens, planters, and traditional trellises.
Gardman (R11) - New for 2019, Gardman displayed their expanding Laurel Leaf Trellises, an easy-to-use, UV-resistant, low-maintenance alternative to living foliage. They also offered a number of displays, including a new assortment of watering cans.
Harbor Gardens (H22) - Harbor Gardens followed up their successful debut at last year’s Open House with new decorative items for 2019, including an assortment of rustic planters and beaded garden stakes, which are added to their full line, which includes tea light holders, distressed pitchers, milk cans, tubs, and bowls, galvanized pitchers and tubs, plant stands, birdbaths, bistro sets, fire pits, a chiminea and a pizza oven.
Cole & Bright (C50) - Cole & Bright made buying solar stake lighting easier with new multipacks and multipack displays, featuring their Stainless Steel Solar Stakes, Solar Mosaic Border Lights, Stainless Steel Motion Sensor Solar Bollar Lights, and Classic Solar Ice Orb Lights.
Chive (C31) - Chive is your go to source for a variety of modern and contemporary pottery, vases, and terrariums. They offer innovative, chic, miniature ceramic planters & signature pieces. Hot sellers at the Open House included the Balter Series, Liberte Series, and Minute Series.
Grasslands Road (G100) - Grasslands Road is a design-driven gift manufacturer that focuses on creating a unique home and garden décor, tableware, and gift products. Hot sellers at the Open House included their Light Up Hanging Décor, Garden Stakes, Stepping Stones, and more.
Sunshine Ceramica (S103) - Sunshine Ceramica features Spanish hand-painted pottery by artisans in the Andalucian region of Spain. Their vibrant colorful designs are made from thick terra cotta clay. Bestsellers at the Open House included their Standard Planter Sets - #1, Multi-Flor Design, #2 Cadiz, and #3 Olivar designs.
Scheurich (S32) - Scheurich is a leading global manufacturer of trendy ceramic indoor & outdoor planters from Germany. Their best sellers including Natural & Modern Indoor Ceramic Planters and Country Star Outdoor Planters.
Keystone Group (K18) - With nearly 70 years of manufacturing experience exclusively building quality lighting components, Keystone's mission is to change the way people think about lighting. They featured LED grow lights and LED path lights for the home and garden aimed at making lighting simple, hassle-free, and enjoyable.
Gaia (G05) - Gaia is the innovator, patent holder, and manufacturer of the revolutionary ice melter Safe Paw®, the first ice melter that was environmentally safe and was guaranteed safe to be used around people, children, and pets, while not damaging property. They also offer Traction magic®, which can be safely spread on any surface and provide instant ice traction, while being guaranteed safe to handle. It's also reusable and safe for pets.