IGC Show Is Held At Lakeside | McCormick This modern facility’s floor-to-ceiling windows provide sweeping views of Lake Michigan. The landscaped deck is a serene place to enjoy the cascading waterfall overlooking the lake.
Contact Us Registration Info: (203)286-8772 ShowInfo@IGCShow.com Booth Sales: Rob Bailey (847)777-1796 Rob@IGCShow.com
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Address: 2301 S. King Dr., Chicago, IL 60616 Lakeside | McCormick has convenient car/taxi drop-off and pick-up points, and on-site parking garages that accommodate 5,800 cars.
ALL EYES ON DR. BEHE’S LATEST CONSUMER RESEARCH: THE WAY CUSTOMERS VISUALLY PROCESS YOUR STORE
Horticultural marketing researcher Dr. Bridget Behe of Michigan State University - in the only keynote she’ll present to our industry this year - is ready to reveal the findings of her latest scientific studies that use state-of-the-art eye-tracking software to map the precise movement of customers’ eyes as they shop independent garden centers. From her Tuesday morning keynote, one of three for free at this summer’s IGC Show, you’ll take back new display and store layout ideas that you can put in place immediately at your garden center to improve the shopping experience for your customers - and register more sales. “What goes unseen goes unsold,” Dr. Behe explains. “Our research shows that you have about five seconds to make a good impression to encourage your customers to buy.” Get the details on all three free IGC Show keynotes here. As the exciting details of this summer’s must-attend event continue to unfold, IGC Show officials revealed the big-name ticket for IGC Show 2019’s free party and concert on Wednesday - San Francisco rock legends STARSHIP, featuring Mickey Thomas, will perform their timeless anthems, “We Built This City,” “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” “Sara,” “Fooled Around and Fell In Love” and more! Click here for more details. And stay tuned for more big announcements coming soon. IGC Show announces permanent move to Lakeside | McCormick, Chicago – read more here.
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WARNING: Hotel links provided on this site are the ONLY way to receive heavily discounted group hotel rates for IGC Show 2019. Do not respond to calls or emails from unauthorized hotel discount vendors soliciting you. These companies are fraudulent and can have costly financial consequences.
IGC SHOW LAUNCHES ‘CANNABIS CORNER’ GROUNDBREAKING NEW PRODUCT SECTION IN SHOW
IGC Show officials announce the launch of the first-ever and only dedicated Cannabis/CBD product showcase in the horticultural trade show industry CANNABIS CORNER, debuting this summer at the IGC Show. This groundbreaking new special section on the exhibit hall floor opens the opportunity for independent garden center retailers to position their stores firmly out front as their customers’ trusted resource in the fast-emerging Home- Grow and CBD Personal Care purchasing categories. “It’s a sweet spot for independent garden centers,” says Pat Pearsall, Retail Division General Manager of Gardener’s Supply Co., with two locations in Vermont and one location in New Hampshire. “Customers are more likely to go to their local garden center, where they’ve been getting everything they need to grow tomatoes and peppers, to get started. Cannabis Corner will introduce a range of vendors with high-margin specialty products for independent garden centers to sell to their expanding base of Home-Grow customers. "We've surveyed IGC retailers all across the country, and what we've heard from those already into Home-Grow and CBD Personal Care is that these two new categories are differentiating factors for their stores,” says Jeff Morey, IGC Show Founder and CEO. “As the only trade show dedicated exclusively to independent garden centers, we recognize Home-Grow and CBD Personal Care are key opportunities for IGCs to get new customers in the door and position themselves even further ahead of the boxes - especially the elusive Millennials.” Independents surveyed are already seeing robust sales from Home-Grow and CBD Personal Care products at their stores, and the demand is moving forward in momentum. "Now that they're allowed to grow their own, our cannabis customers are abundant," says Jeff Kutil, Owner of Scenic Roots Garden Center in East Sandwich,  MA. Caitlin Lorenz, General Manager of SoCo Organics Garden Center in Pueblo, CO, says, "We sell a lot to the cannabis home-grower. I'm looking to bring in more new lines, like hemp-based grow mats and other products on the market." For a detailed look at the ongoing legalization and decriminalization of cannabis across the United States, IGC retailers can go to DISA Global Solutions’ website, which details the current status by state: www.disa.com  The infographic map pictured here is available in interactive form from DISA.
Grow-your-own cannabis supplies are located in-store, along with traditional veg seeds at SoCo Organics Garden Center in Pueblo, CO. The IGC sells a lot already in the category, and looks to expand even deeper.
IGC Show Is Held At Lakeside | McCormick This modern facility’s floor-to-ceiling windows provide sweeping views of Lake Michigan. The landscaped deck is a serene place to enjoy the cascading waterfall overlooking the lake.
Address: 2301 S. King Dr., Chicago, IL 60616 Lakeside | McCormick has convenient car/taxi drop-off and pick-up points, and on-site parking garages that accommodate 5,800 cars.
Follow Us Join the IGC Show’s Social Network    
Contact Us Registration Info: (203)286-8772 ShowInfo@IGCShow.com Booth Sales: Rob Bailey (847)777-1796 Rob@IGCShow.com
IGC SHOW LAUNCHES ‘CANNABIS CORNER’ GROUNDBREAKING NEW PRODUCT SECTION IN SHOW
IGC Show officials announce the launch of the first-ever and only dedicated Cannabis/CBD product showcase in the horticultural trade show industry CANNABIS CORNER, debuting this summer at the IGC Show. This groundbreaking new special section on the exhibit hall floor opens the opportunity for independent garden center retailers to position their stores firmly out front as their customers’ trusted resource in the fast-emerging Home-Grow and CBD Personal Care purchasing categories. “It’s a sweet spot for independent garden centers,” says Pat Pearsall, Retail Division General Manager of Gardener’s Supply Co., with two locations in Vermont and one location in New Hampshire. “Customers are more likely to go to their local garden center, where they’ve been getting everything they need to grow tomatoes and peppers, to get started. Cannabis Corner will introduce a range of vendors with high-margin specialty products for independent garden centers to sell to their expanding base of Home- Grow customers. "We've surveyed IGC retailers all across the country, and what we've heard from those already into Home-Grow and CBD Personal Care is that these two new categories are differentiating factors for their stores,” says Jeff Morey, IGC Show Founder and CEO. “As the only trade show dedicated exclusively to independent garden centers, we recognize Home-Grow and CBD Personal Care are key opportunities for IGCs to get new customers in the door and position themselves even further ahead of the boxes - especially the elusive Millennials.” Independents surveyed are already seeing robust sales from Home-Grow and CBD Personal Care products at their stores, and the demand is moving forward in momentum. "Now that they're allowed to grow their own, our cannabis customers are abundant," says Jeff Kutil, Owner of Scenic Roots Garden Center in East Sandwich, MA. Caitlin Lorenz, General Manager of SoCo Organics Garden Center in Pueblo, CO, says, "We sell a lot to the cannabis home-grower. I'm looking to bring in more new lines, like hemp-based grow mats and other products on the market." For a detailed look at the ongoing legalization and decriminalization of cannabis across the United States, IGC retailers can go to DISA Global Solutions’ website, which details the current status by state: www.disa.com The infographic map pictured here is available in interactive form from DISA.
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WARNING: Hotel links provided on this site are the ONLY way to receive heavily discounted group hotel rates for IGC Show 2019. Do not respond to calls or emails from unauthorized hotel discount vendors soliciting you. These companies are fraudulent and can have costly financial consequences.
DR. BRIDGET BEHE’S LATEST CONSUMER RESEARCH: THE WAY CUSTOMERS SEE YOUR STORE
Horticultural marketing researcher Dr. Bridget Behe of Michigan State University - in the only keynote she’ll present to our industry this year - is ready to reveal the findings of her latest scientific studies that use state-of-the-art eye-tracking software to map the precise movement of customers’ eyes as they shop independent garden centers. From her Tuesday morning keynote, one of three for free at this summer’s IGC Show, you’ll take back new display and store layout ideas that you can put in place immediately at your garden center to improve the shopping experience for your customers - and register more sales. “What goes unseen goes unsold,” Dr. Behe explains. “Our research shows that you have about five seconds to make a good impression to encourage your customers to buy.” Get the details on all three free IGC Show keynotes here. As the exciting details of this summer’s must-attend event continue to unfold, IGC Show officials revealed the big-name ticket for IGC Show 2019’s free party and concert on Wednesday - San Francisco rock legends STARSHIP, featuring Mickey Thomas, will perform their timeless anthems, “We Built This City,” “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” “Sara,” “Fooled Around and Fell In Love” and more! Click here for more details. And stay tuned for more big announcements coming soon. IGC Show announces permanent move to Lakeside | McCormick, Chicago – read more here.
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