A warmer beginning to Spring across much of the country has many of our Members shopping for Lawn & Garden a bit earlier than previous years. Outdoor Power equipment brands driving the early sales are Black & Decker, Greenworks, Works, Generac, & Poulan. These are driving sales across, Lawn Mowers, Tillers, Blowers, Chainsaws, and other outdoor power equipment.
Battery powered items continue to see significant growth and the Sears customer base has shown strong interest in converting to battery operated items. We also see those who continue to purchase gas powered outdoor power equipment. They continue to remain relatively even in demand. Please make sure to indicate for your gas powered items if they are California CARB compliant to reduce cancellations for your account.
This Spring and Summer we expect to continue to see positive growth across Lawn and Garden categories. Our complimentary assortment to Sears and Craftsman items of top brands like the new DeWalt Lawn & Garden assortment, along with updated battery powered items from Greenworks, Worx, & others continues to drive strong growth for the Marketplace. Strong assortments include both the low priced items for bargain shoppers, and good depth of higher priced assortments for both Commercial and industrial Sears Marketplace shoppers.