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Wednesday, December 9 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Landscape Plants as a Profit Center – where are the opportunities?

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Landscape service trends appear to be improving. In fact, according to First Research, the output of the U.S. landscaping industry is forecast to grow at a compounded annual rate of 4 percent through 2016, indicating steady growth in the longer term. An informal tally of the mergers and acquisitions over the last 3 years fills up 3 pages single-spaced! About 80% of those were in the landscape sector, reflective of the fact that regional landscape firms are rapidly scaling up to achieve economies of scale necessary to compete with the behemoth created by the Brickman’s and Valley Crest merger. If you think these statistics were interesting, come to this session to hear Charlie describe more of his near-term forecast for the landscape sector!

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Charlie Hall

Ellison Chair in International Floriculture, Texas A&M University
Dr. Charlie Hall grew up in the industry on a nursery in Western North Carolina. Although an economist by training, he is currently a Professor in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at the Texas A&M University and also holder of the Ellison Chair in International Floriculture. His major areas of specialization include innovative management and marketing strategies, financial analysis and benchmarking, and the situation/outlook for... Read More →

Wednesday December 9, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ornamentals (Jr. Ballroom D)

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