In an interesting turn of events, Target has acquired the Smith & Hawken brand from its parent company Scotts Miracle-Gro. I thought it interesting that our local S&H store closed in November 2009, but Target was still carrying their branded merchandise post-holiday. Target has carried a small selection of S&H since 2006.
After PoppyBox Gardens closed, one of the buyers I worked with transferred to S&H’s corporate headquarters in California. Soon after, he was hired on as a green buyer for Target. Hmmmm…..coincidence? Probably. But at least it is nice to know that one of my favorite garden retailers has not been 100% composted by the lackluster economy.
To see the entire story, please visit: Garden Center Magazine