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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply Stores


Overview: the U.S. Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply Stores Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?


Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply Stores: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)


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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis



Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.



market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply Stores industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Men's Wear, Including Accessories

Footwear, Including Accessories

Kitchenware & Home Furnishings

Sporting Goods & Recreational Equipment

Hardware, Tools, & Plumbing & Electrical Supplies

Lawn, Garden, & Farm Equipment & Supplies

Cut Flowers

Indoor Potted Plants & Floral Items

Outdoor Nursery Stock

Fertilizer, Lime, Chemicals, & Other Soil Treatments

Lawn & Garden Tools

Lawn & Garden Machinery, Equipment, & Parts

Farm Machinery, Equipment, & Parts

All Other Farm Supplies, Including Grain & Animal Feed

All Other Lawn & Garden Supplies

Dimensional Lumber & Other Building/Structural Materials & Supplies

Automotive Fuels

Automotive Lubricants, Including Oil, Greases.

Automotive Tires, Tubes, Batteries, Audio Equipment, Parts, Access

Household Fuels, Including Oil, Lp Gas, Wood, Coal

Pets, Pet Foods, & Pet Supplies

All Other Merchandise

Seasonal Decorations

All Other Merchandise, Excluding Lottery Ticket Sales/Commissions

All Nonmerchandise Receipts

Materials Used In Landscaping Or Lawn Service

Labor Charges For Work Performed By This Establishment

All Other Nonmerchandise Receipts



U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply Stores Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply Stores companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

example price index trendline

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Repairs
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Depletion
Domestic production activities deduction
Advertising
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Depreciation
Amortization
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
 
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics




Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply Stores company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply Stores industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply Stores measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.


Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.


Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.



Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 6%
Grounds Maintenance Workers 5%
Grounds Maintenance Workers 5%
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 5%
Sales and Related Occupations 47%
Supervisors of Sales Workers 6%
First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers 6%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 6%
Retail Sales Workers 40%
Cashiers 8%
Cashiers 8%
Retail Salespersons 29%
Retail Salespersons 29%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 11%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 8%
Agricultural Workers 8%
Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers 8%
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 8%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10%
Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 8%
Small Engine Mechanics 6%
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 12%
Material Moving Workers 7%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 7%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply Stores Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Innovation News

  • Siteone Landscape Supply trademarks "DRIVEWATCH" - Graphical user interface software for the control of irrigation equipment; software for use in controlling irrigation pumps - 11/07/2017




  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Siteone Landscape Supply
    Sunlight Solutions

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Louis Stacy Jr., who led horticulture empire from York County, leaves proud legacy - At its height, the company operated its wholesale farm in York County, had garden centers in York and Shelby ... Koon said Stacy was always willing to share his nursery knowledge with anyone who would ask. “He will be remembered for living a life ... (01/12/2018)
    • Never mind the vagaries of weather; treat your green thumb to a garden class - What: Miniature Garden Make & Take Workshops. › When: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. › Where: The Barn Nursery, 1801 E ... 5:30 p.m. How to create a whole garden in one spot. $15 plus supplies bought on-site. › Saturday, Feb. 17: The Toxin ... (01/10/2018)
    • This Week in the Garden: Santa Cruz County garden events to keep you busy - Rose class >> Aladdin Nursery ... Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove. To learn more and to register, visit www.eco-farm.org/conference. Free Fruit Tree Q&A Session >> Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to noon, The Garden Company, 2218 Mission Street, Santa Cruz. (01/04/2018)
    • Roxbury Farm & Garden Center | How To Videos - Roxbury Farm & Garden Center has been catering to the organic gardener for ... Roxbury has many speciaty lines including wine & beer making supplies, water gardening items, and bulk vegetable seed. We have devoted much time to training our staff employees. (10/17/2017)
    • Valley View Farms Garden Center and Nursery - Valley View Farms Garden Center and Nursery ... Farms are grown in our own farm greenhouses 12 miles away in Hydes, MD. Perennials, herbs, trees, shrubs, and aquatic plants are supplied by local growers in our area. Garden supplies, water gardens, and ... (09/26/2017)
    • The Best Urban/Community Gardens and Farms In The D.C. Area - Matt Cohen The K Street Farm is located at 111 K Street NW. Click here info on volunteering. OLD CITY FARM AND GUILD: More of a nursery than ... than the generic garden center at Home Depot. In addition to gardening supplies, you'll find a rich repository ... (05/22/2015)
    • Best Garden Center/Nursery: The Mill - At The Mill in Bel Air, no yard is too big or small. Whether customers are outfitting a large working farm or a tiny backyard plot, The Mill has the right supplies for the job. “We have the ability to [fulfill] all needs for the production of any type of ... (02/27/2015)
    • Middle Township farm and garden center serves changing needs through the seasons - MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Thousands of mums grow in a field along heavily-travelled Route 47 in Rio Grande, a sign of the seasons for motorists driving past Secluded Acres Farm & Garden Center ... had 300 nursery, garden and farm supply stores in 2011, about ... (05/13/2014)
    • Farm Truck Pulls into Deerfield Farmers Market, Chalet Nursery Every Week - ... and special discounts – the Chalet Farm Truck is making deliveries from the Chalet Farm in Salem, Wis. directly to Chalet Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center and to the Deerfield Farmer’s Market. The Chalet Farm Truck rolls into the Wilmette garden ... (06/03/2013)
    • Research and Markets: 2013 U.S. Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply Stores Industry-Industry & Market Report - DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4mxs5d/2013_u_s) has announced the addition of the "2013 U.S. Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply Stores Industry-Industry & Market Report" report to their offering. (05/21/2013)


    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $709,706 on Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply Stores. It has awarded 83 contracts to 34 companies, with an average value of $20,874 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount



    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply Stores to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Lawn, Garden, & Farm Equipment & Supplies
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply StoresOpportunity/Threat
    Home Improvement Centers Competing industry
    Outdoor Power Equipment Stores Competing industry
    Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail Competing industry
    Supermarkets & Grocery Stores Competing industry
    Hardware Stores Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Lawn, Garden, & Farm Equipment & Supplies are less than those from Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply Stores. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Lawn, Garden, & Farm Equipment & Supplies sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Lawn, Garden, & Farm Equipment & Supplies Product Sales Report



    Outdoor Nursery Stock
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply StoresOpportunity/Threat
    Home Improvement Centers Competing industry
    Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail Competing industry
    Discount Department Stores Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Outdoor Nursery Stock are less than those from Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply Stores. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Outdoor Nursery Stock sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Outdoor Nursery Stock Product Sales Report



    Pets, Pet Foods, & Pet Supplies
    Pets, Pet Foods, & Pet Supplies Product Sales Report

    Automotive Fuels
    Automotive Fuels Product Sales Report

    Hardware, Tools, & Plumbing & Electrical Supplies
    Hardware, Tools, & Plumbing & Electrical Supplies Product Sales Report

    Lawn & Garden Machinery, Equipment, & Parts
    Lawn & Garden Machinery, Equipment, & Parts Product Sales Report

    Farm Machinery, Equipment, & Parts
    Farm Machinery, Equipment, & Parts Product Sales Report

    Household Fuels, Including Oil, Lp Gas, Wood, Coal
    Household Fuels, Including Oil, Lp Gas, Wood, Coal Product Sales Report

    Automotive Tires, Tubes, Batteries, Parts, Accessories
    Automotive Tires, Tubes, Batteries, Parts, Accessories Product Sales Report

    Lawn & Garden Tools
    Lawn & Garden Tools Product Sales Report



    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Lawn supply stores, Nursery and garden centers without tree production, Garden centers, Feed stores (except pet), Farm supply stores, etc.



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