Plow & Hearth is a national catalog, retail, and internet company specializing in "Products for Country Living." We make our home in beautiful Madison, Virginia, whose rural beauty and traditional values serve to remind us constantly of the "spirit of country living". The original Plow & Hearth catalog continues to specialize in unique, high-quality products for country living, the HOME catalog features home furnishings and decorative accents and find practical solutions for everyday living in the Problem Solvers catalog. Our company also has retail stores and catalog outlets.
We began in 1980 with a small retail store and produced our first catalog in 1981. From the beginning, country living and its values have guided Plow & Hearth. Our first color catalog cover (the interior was still black and white) depicted the beauty of a Blue Ridge morning as the last bit of fog burns off. Customers who ordered from that catalog had their orders filled from the old granary on founders Peter and Peggy Rice's farm.
Since then, we've grown tremendously. We received a spot on INC. magazine's list of the 500 fastest growing companies in America for four consecutive years (from 1986 to 1989). In 2004 alone, we mailed more than 63 million catalogs and sales exceeded $100 million. We are now a leader in the catalog industry and the premier source of products for country living.
A lot has changed over the years, but our belief in the values of country living is as strong as ever. At Plow & Hearth we use the values and the spirit of country living to guide our business. We believe in treating our customers like neighbors and friends. We offer only products we use or would use ourselves; we offer them at fair prices; and we guarantee them without condition.
In 1998, Plow & Hearth became a wholly-owned subsidiary of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM (NASDAQ: FLWS). For more information concerning the Corporate and Investor Relations aspects of the company, please visit Investor Relations.
We have over 20 years of experience in providing great products for country living, including hearth products, indoor furnishings and accents, problem solvers and gadgets, garden accents and supplies, outdoor furniture and accessories, comfortable apparel and footwear, seasonal items, gifts and more.