Smith and Hawken — not dead yet
Scotts/Miracle Gro had owned Smith & Hawken for several years, when last summer it announced it would shutter the company. This disappointed many fans of the iconic brand. But now it appears that Target has bought the Smith and Hawken brand. I’m not sure how that will play out in terms of the product line. Target stocked Smith and Hawken products before, but didn’t own the brand. Now, as owner, Target will of course have more control over the styling of the products. Probably not a bad thing—Target is known for its good sense of style. We’ll find out when the outdoor products are rolled out this spring.