Why choose a Turnkey Garden Center?
If you are an owner of a retail garden center, or if you work for a larger store and have space outside that is used seasonally as a garden center, then you may be interested in hearing about a new initiative we have launched at VRE Systems. As you know, VRE Systems has 40 years of experience providing products such as customer service carts, benching, merchandisers, structures, shaders and more to the garden center industry, we took our expertise one step farther by designing five new turnkey garden center designs!
We’ve nicknamed these packages our “Garden Center in a Box” offering – because all you have to do is decide which design works best for you or your store and then just call one of our retail garden center experts – and order it!
Based on our most popular products, and with sizing based on what our retail experts see most often, our Turnkey Garden Centers run from a small “Micro” design that would work well at a drug store or small main street department store, to an 80’ by 80’ square, complete with structures, shaders, benching and more.
This concept is one of the more exciting things that has hit our retail market offering within the last 6 months. If you are new to the garden center game, it’s overwhelming to start at square one - so VRE is here to take the guesswork out of the fixture side of things. We have five specific layouts to serve any type of space you have from a micro to a large, expansive retail footprint.
The layouts include:
- Vinyl structures
- Rolling racks
- Semi-automated watering kits to save significantly on labour…a brand new product offering at VRE
Our turnkey packages have been designed to make your garden center planning easier and to get money back in your pocket. Our racking systems promote plant growth and merchandise your product properly so that you can have as many turn overs as possible, as well to help reduce shrinkage, because all plants can be easily watered.
If you are not in the retail garden center business, then maybe it is time to start thinking about it. Did you know Statistics Canada did a survey in 2013 and found 57% of Canadian households are growing fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers for personal use? Add to that, that indoor plants are once again becoming more popular as decoration, and you very well might be missing out on additional consumer revenue.
According to research done by our retail sales team at VRE, we disovered that you can generate approximately $38 per square foot by adding a garden center!
If you have any questions, our team would like to hear from you. And, remember, there is no space too small or too big to have an outdoor garden centre space!