Scotts Miracle-Gro Names SVP for Independent / Co-Op Stores
[Friday, October 12, 2012] The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company today announced Phil Jones, formerly president of its west coast region, will lead its retail channel for independent garden centers and hardware co-op stores as senior vice president of independent channel.
"We continue to refine our business model to build key capabilities and improve our competitiveness to meet our long-term goal of driving category growth and enhancing our industry leadership," said Barry Sanders, president and chief operating officer. "While independent garden centers and hardware co-ops were the initial drivers of growth for our business, our performance in this channel has not met expectations in recent years.
"For us to succeed in today's competitive environment, we must bring innovative ideas and new thinking to the table, which will allow us to build stronger relationships with our retail partners in the independent channel and the consumers who shop in their stores. I am confident that with Phil's seasoned leadership, combined with a renewed focus on the consumer and investments in new in-store marketing strategies, we will succeed in driving a new level of profitable growth for us and our partners."
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