Since so many of the gardening businesses depend on home owners for business, these trends are worth noting. The article comes from "Metro Pulse" out of Knoxville, TN. These trends offer some garden centers opportunities, while overall changing the face of who our customers will be.
The three trends that are emerging are:
1. We are becoming a nation of renters. Going from above 65% home ownership to 55%.
2. More extended families living together.
3. New subdivisions are on hold for the foreseeable future.
Since home ownership was the foundation of which many of us in the business got started, it will be interesting to see how these trends translate in how we do business.