June 11, 2013

In advance of the company’s presentation at an investor conference Tuesday, Scotts Miracle-Gro issued a statement pointing to rising sales in the third quarter.

"U.S. consumer purchases for the fiscal third quarter are up 15% through June 9, giving us continued confidence in the earnings guidance we established heading into the year," said CFO Larry Hilsheimer. "Consumer purchases, which were down more than 25% on a fiscal year-to-date basis entering April, are down 4% through June 9."

April 1, 2013

Marysville, Ohio-based Scotts Miracle-Gro named Larry Hilsheimer executive VP and chief financial officer, effective immediately.