The Importance of Plants in Retail Environments

Plants at a shopping mallRetailers are always looking for any advantage they can have over their competition. Creating a shopping experience that consumers enjoy is imperative to any store’s long-term success. Ensuring your retail space is inviting and a place that shoppers feel at ease builds loyalty and increases the likelihood of return visits.

Indoor plants are underestimated tool that can have a profound effect on a retail space’s ability to deliver an exceptional customer experience. As we have often blogged about here at Greener on the Inside, plants tap into humanity’s innate need to be close to nature. Retail environments can harness nature’s inherent powers to put people at ease by decorating their space with lush greenery. Read More »

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Want the Benefits of Plants, but Lack the Space? Consider LivePanel™

LivePanel2rszThere are numerous benefits of plants in the workspace. If your a frequent reader of Greener on the Inside, you probably already know about the power of plants. Greenery not only make interior spaces look great, but they help clean the air of pollutants and provide clean, fresh oxygen.

Plants have also been shown to increase productivity and creativity. Plus, employees say they enjoy seeing plants in the office and feel better.

All of that’s great, but to really get the maximum benefit, to clean the air and allow plants to enhance the workspace, you need a lot of them. Great idea, but what if you don’t have enough floor space for that amount of plants?

Fortunately, there’s a solution that provides all the powers plants, doesn’t take up any floor space. and turn your walls into living works of art – LivePanel™ . Read More »

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Indoor Plant Care Tips for Fall

Indoor Plant Care Tips for FallThe fall means leaves, football, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Outside we see nature change and ready itself for the winter. We enjoy the beauty of the colors in the trees and marvel at the changing of the seasons.

The fall also means there will be shorter days ahead and colder weather which will result in less sunlight and drier air indoors. These changes, although small, can have an impact on indoor plants.

For the most part, the way you care for your houseplants or office plants will remain unchanged in the fall as compared to summer, spring or winter.

However, there are a few things to keep in mind as relates to interior plants as we enter autumn. Good news for you we have a couple of expert tips to help keep your plants healthy in the fall! Read More »

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The Benefits of Holiday Decorations for Your Business

Shopping mall interior decorated with christmas treeTry to imagine yourself out and about during the holiday season. The streets are lined with dozens of people, shuffling in and out of stores, their arms filled with packages and bags. There is the smell of Christmas and the holidays in the air and in every store and everything is decorated.

In front of you are two stores. They both contain the hard-to-find gift item that you have yet to check off your list. Both of them have the item at roughly the same price.

The one on the left, has not bothered to decorate for the holidays. Sullen employees in non-holiday clothing just walk around and look bored. Right next to that the other store is filled with wreaths, trees, garland. There is holiday music blaring from a speaker and when the door opens you can smell holiday-type scents.

Which store are you more likely to walk into? Read More »

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Case Study: Sherway Gardens

Modern Peaceful Harmony

Sherway Gardens Sherway Gardens has been one of Toronto’s premier shopping destinations for decades. It was named “Sherway Gardens” after the mall’s construction in 1973 because of its gardens that are strategically located throughout the mall.

Fast forward to today, the mall is in the process of undergoing a a major revitalization to enhance the overall shopping experience that their discerning shopper’s expect.

An important part to this historic renovation was to revitalize the lush gardens. The interior gardens have been an extremely important piece of the mall’s rich history and allure. The goal was to carry on that heritage by bringing them into the modern era with a fresh design.

Sherway Gardens reached out to the Ambius Toronto team and Ambius Project Manager of Retail Design & Construction, Yuko Frazier, for assistance with this project. Read More »

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