As I said in my video message that we shared in June, the biggest unexpected challenges we saw came in the back half of the season. Consumer engagement across the category declined sharply in May and June, but this had the biggest impact on the Miracle-Gro branded products. The other miss this year was in Europe. While we suspect the economic climate there had an impact on our business, it’s impossible to quantify right now. The weather in Europe throughout the season has been really bad, especially in the UK. All in all, international consumer sales are down 7% year-to-date, 3% if you exclude currency, and that includes some reasonably strong growth in Canada.
The Scotts Miracle-Gro's CEO Discusses F3Q12 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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