TAG: Lowe’s

Government Affairs: GMOs in the managed landscape

March 5, 2015By

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have become controversial over the past couple of years as the science used to manipulate the genetic code of both plants and animals has become more sophisticated. While much of the controversy over genetic engineering (GE) has revolved around food crops, recent announcements of two nonfood GMOs—a strain of Kentucky bluegrass developed by Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.... read more

Porch to hit all Lowe’s locations in the U.S.

April 29, 2014By

Lowe’s and Porch unveiled their strategic partnership will expand to every Lowe’s store across the U.S. by May 5, positioning Porch as an in-store resource in more than 1,700 stores. “Our partnership with Porch demonstrates Lowe’s commitment to offer more ways to help our customers find solutions throughout the home improvement journey,” said Jay Rebello, VP for new business development and corporate innovation at Lowe’s. “Homeowners trust... read more

Word-of-web referrals

March 12, 2014By

How landscape professionals are using Porch, a new online home improvement platform. Like many small business owners, most of Mike Champagne’s leads come from word-of-mouth referrals—75 percent, he says. It’s not that the owner of American Blade Runners Lawncare in Charlotte, N.C., hasn’t tried other means of marketing. There was the time he distributed 5,000 fliers, but that only got... read more

Look Before You Pump heads to Lowe’s, Walmart, True Value

February 20, 2014By

This spring, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s (OPEI) Look Before You Pump campaign will trickle into retail stores Lowe’s, Walmart and True Value Co. Identifiable by a red warning hand symbol indicating “OK” for 10 percent ethanol and “No” for mid-level ethanol blends, such as E15, E30, E85, Look Before You Pump reminds it is harmful and illegal to use... read more