Content about The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.

April 2, 2014

Seattle-based Global Harvest Foods, a manufacturer of wild and caged bird food and small critter feed and the producer of the Audubon Park brand, agreed to acquire the U.S. wild bird food business from subsidiaries of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company 

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

February 11, 2014

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has committed to a multi-year program in which it will fund environmental groups and academic institutions invested in researching solutions to Florida's water quality issues. Additionally, it will launch a multimedia consumer education campaign aimed at teaching homeowners to balance lawncare needs with water conservation.

February 10, 2014

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company released its fiscal first-quarter results, which were in line with the company's expectations but showed little year-over-year movement.

Net sales for the three months ended Dec. 28, 2013, were $196.4 million, down 5% compared with the same quarter last year. The company attributed the decline to the timing of pre-season shipments to retailers.

Net income marked a 2% improvement, though the company has been operating at a loss. Income for the quarter was a loss of $103.4 million, a slight improvement over last year's loss of $105.1 million.

December 19, 2013

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has deemed A. Duie Pyle Warehouse & Distribution its 2013 Service Provider of the Year.

“A. Duie Pyle has been supporting Scotts in the Northeast with superior warehousing and transportation services out of the Westfield, Mass. facility since 2001, and during that time has proved to be an important element of our supply chain success," said Jim Iovino, VP global logistics at Scotts Miracle-Gro.

December 9, 2013

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has turned to Velcro Industries to help it enhance packaging for its Scotts EZ Seed grass seed with Velcro-brand Press-Lok closure technology.

The leading marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products and Velcro Industries worked with manufacturer Peel Plastics Products, a recognized leader in product and process innovation, to integrate Velcro Industries' Press-Lok closure technology into Scotts' grass seed package. 

October 14, 2013

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has agreed to acquire Bell Laboratories's Tomcat consumer rodent control business.

August 2, 2013

Scotts Miracle-Gro has a new face on its board of directors. Retired Lieutenant General John Randolph Vines will be the company's newest board member, effective immediately.

July 11, 2013

Marysville, Ohio-based The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company named Ivan Smith executive VP, general counsel and corporate secretary. The 10-year company veteran replaces former executive VP Vincent Brockman, who resigned to pursue other interests, the company said.

"Ivan possesses tremendous legal knowledge and experience and has been a strong leader throughout his career," said Jim Hagedorn, chairman and CEO. "His sound judgment and business acumen will serve ScottsMiracle-Gro well in the years to come."

October 12, 2012

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. has appointed Phil Jones, formerly president of its west coast region, to lead its retail channel for independent garden centers and hardware co-op stores as senior VP independent channel.

April 11, 2012

Marysville, Ohio-based The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. named more than 100 non-profit organizations as 2012 GRO1000 Grassroots Grant recipients. 

The grants will help build or enhance greenscapes in communities as part of the national GRO1000 initiative to create 1,000 community gardens and green spaces by 2018. 

A list of recipients can be found at http://www.grogood.com.

April 10, 2011

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. announced that Jim Lyski has been named executive VP and chief marketing officer. 

Lyski will also be accountable for advancing the Marysville, Ohio-based company's "Consumer First" strategy specifically to maximize opportunities for sustainable brand portfolio and market share growth, along with continuing to build stronger relationships with consumers.