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Retailers’ Choice Awards™ Presented to 11 Exhibitors at SNA 2014

03 Aug 2014 10:43 AM | Karen Summers (Administrator)

Atlanta, Ga., July 31, 2014 – On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, a panel of independent retailers, lead by Sid Raisch of The Garden Center Group, scoured the SNA 2014 show floor in search of the most unique and innovative products that have the most potential to be best sellers in the garden center. The 11 winners were recognized on the SNA Stage at the end of the first day of the show.

Congratulations to these companies for their winning products:

A.M. Leonard, Piqua, OH – Stainless Steel Soil Knife

Avant (Metroquip), Marietta, GA – Avant Articulated Telescoping Multi-Function Loader

First Editions (Bailey Nurseries), St. Paul, MN – Crimson Fire Fringe Flower

Sunrise Marketing, Hartford, CT – ePunch Mobile App with iBeacon

Liquid Fence (United Industries), Blakslee, PA – EcoLogic Weed & Grass Killer

Good Ideas, Lake City, PA – Impressions Rain Barrel Planter

Marlboro Bulb Company, Greenwood, SC – Jack’s Giant Elephant Ear

Plant Development Services, Inc. (PDSI), Loxley, AL – Lemon Lime Nandina

Jackson Nursery, Belvidere, TN – Garden Debut Magic Fountain Weeping Persimmon

Star Roses (Hackney Nursery) Greensboro, FL  – Sapphire Indigo Groundcover Clematis

Zanfel, Clive, IA – Zanfel Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Wash

In addition to the Retailers’ Choice Awards™ Bracy’s Nursery, Amite, LA, received Best in Show/Green Goods Award and Super Lawn Trucks, Fort Valley, GA, received Best in Show/Allied Products Award.

“Retailers are always looking for new and innovative products with great sales potential. The Garden Center Group’s SNA Retailers’ Choice Awards, selected by a panel of independent retailers, recognizes the hottest new products that are not only unique, but holds great promise of sales in their stores,” said Karen Summers, SNA Executive Vice President. “This treasure hunt yielded big dividends and I would like to personally congratulate these companies for their products being selected,” she added.

The Garden Center Group is an alliance of more than 125 independent garden centers, and consultants, service providers and preferred vendors who work together creating a community of professionals with one goal in mind... helping each other build successful companies. For more information on The Garden Center Group visit

Founded in 1899, the Southern Nursery Association is a non-profit trade association representing the horticultural industry in the southeastern U.S. SNA provides member services to wholesale growers, brokers, retailers, landscape contractors, landscape architects, grounds maintenance contractors, interiorscapers and allied suppliers. The SNA strives to unite and advance the horticulture industry through educational, research and marketing efforts.

Photos and details on winning products and photos can be found at For more information on SNA, contact the Southern Nursery Association, Inc., PO Box 801454, Acworth, GA 30101, 678.809.9992,, or visit the SNA website at


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