Many companies that produce bulk materials have taken a good look at the retail market lately. They like what they see as increased profits on their products. A good example of this is mulch production. For years, mulch producers sold wholesale products in bulk to professional landscaping companies. The trend of homeowners to do these types of jobs on their own has opened up new markets. These homeowners do not want or need a truckload of mulch dumped on their property. They want bags of mulch that are easy to transport and use. When properly packaged for their needs, they will pay far more for the same amount of product than a wholesale landscaping company is willing to pay.