Meet Our Family

Why I Joined Home & Garden Showplace

Retailers Kris Shepard and Sandy Noten share their reasons for joining the Home & Garden Showplace family.

“There’s a long list of things that Showplace members can take advantage of. Obviously, every program is not for everyone. We all feel in the industry, that it’s us against them. 'Us', being the independents and 'them' being chains and big boxes. But, you know if you join together as a group, you have greater buying power and can generate a collection of innovative ideas. By far, Showplace has the best mix of vendors in the industry, the best market pricing and the best warehouse pricing – period.”

Mitch Mays,
Louisiana Nursery
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

“We've been with Home & Garden Showplace since the very beginning. So, we've been members for a long time. When we started, there was no one who dealt with garden centers. True Value catered to garden centers and the co-op gave us good pricing even when we bought small amounts of products. It helped us be competitive with the bigger stores. That hasn't changed.”

Sandy Noten
Bob's Garden Center
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey