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Retail Workshop


Retail Workshop

NEW for the 2019 Western

For Independent Garden Center owners and store managers

Tickets: $199 per person; limited to 25 participants

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - exact time TBD but this will be a lunchtime and afternoon workshop.


The Sheridan Nurseries Way to Success

with Art Vanden Enden, Vice President, Garden Centre Operations


Workshop discussion topics will include:

Hiring Right and Training

  • Topics include:
    • What is your brand?
    • Hiring steps and processes
    • Interviewing and questions
    • On-boarding
    • Training cards
    • Store Standards
    • Sales Training Programs

Merchandising for Retail Success

  • Topics include:
    • Purpose Merchandising
    • Race tracks and layout rules
    • Hot and Cool Zones
    • Feature areas
    • With plenty of example photos!

Plus lots of time for questions and discussion!

About the speaker:

Art Vanden Enden
Vice President of Garden Centre Operations at Sheridan Nurseries.

Art was appointed vice-president of garden centre operations in 2010. His direct responsibility of our 8 retail garden centres, as well as our 3 landscape supply yards and our landscape design division. Art started his retail career in 1978 at Weall And Cullen Nurseries. He is now celebrating his 40th year in the business. Art studied environmental horticulture at Durham College and is a graduate of the popular Garden Center University program through the ANLA. Retail Gardening remains Art’s passion with a strong interest in developing and coaching the next generation of leaders in our industry.

Contact Us

Western Nursery & Landscape Association
P.O. Box 411747 Kansas City, MO 64141