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TAG: Scotts Miracle-Gro

ScottsMiracle-Gro sells stake in TruGreen; proceeds to help reduce debt

March 27, 2019By

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, a leading marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden and hydroponic growing products, has sold its approximate 30 percent stake in TruGreen to the majority owner in a transaction in which Scotts Miracle-Gro received approximately $234 million. In 2016, the company contributed its wholly owned subsidiary, Scotts LawnService, into a joint venture with TruGreen, creating the... read more

Three takeaways from Memphis newspaper’s TruGreen report

July 26, 2017By
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The Commercial Appeal, a daily newspaper in Memphis, Tenn., published a profile of TruGreen, which is headquartered in Memphis. The article details the series of events that revitalized a slumping TruGreen into the thriving company that acquired Scotts LawnService last year. The newspaper interviewed TruGreen CEO David Alexander, who took over in 2012 and was previously chief executive for CitiTrends, an apparel... read more

Scotts acquires Blossom, PlantLink

December 12, 2016By

Scotts Miracle-Gro acquired two technology companies: Blossom, which makes smart irrigation controllers, and PlantLink, which has soil sensors and a smart water valve system. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Both companies have products that support the Scotts Water Positive Landscapes Initiative and Connected Yard Internet of Things (IOT) solution, the company said. “We have had a solid partnership with Blossom and PlantLink... read more

Scotts Miracle-Gro brings back GRO1000 Grassroots Grants

January 6, 2015By

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.  is accepting applications for its GRO1000 Grassroots Grants award program through Feb. 13. GRO1000 rewards communities and nonprofit civic organizations seeking to develop sustainable community gardens and green spaces. Grants, ranging from $500 to $1,500, are awarded based on community impact, youth involvement, harvest donation and sustainability, among other factors. Winners will be unveiled on the first day... read more

Scotts may sell genetically modified bluegrass by 2015

February 10, 2014By

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., based in Marysville, Ohio, will test a genetically modified grass seed in the family lawns of a small number of employees this growing season, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch reports. The employees will test Kentucky bluegrass that has been modified to protect it from being killed by Roundup, the herbicide produced by Monsanto and sold by Scotts.... read more

Scotts plans new production/distribution facility in Missouri

December 13, 2011By

WRIGHT CITY, MO — The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced Dec. 13 that Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, headquartered in Marysville, OH, has chosen Wright City to be the location of its newest production and distribution facility, a capital investment of nearly $8 million that will create 14 new full-time jobs immediately and a total of 25 as the facility... read more