June 28, 2017

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Technology issues in retail sector identified as major contributor to the UK’s productivity gap -

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fordingbridge works with Hampsons Plant World to improve kerb appeal -

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Klondyke group’s Christmas showcase -

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Classic canes celebrates 35th anniversary -

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

EGO Power+ – What’s the latest lawn trend? -

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Retail Lab @ Glee speaks to creative director, Romeo Sommers -

Monday, June 26, 2017

GIMA Awards 2017 – last few tickets remaining -

Monday, June 26, 2017

Bookings up at GCA Plant Area Forum at Ball Colegrave with more places now available -

Monday, June 26, 2017

Hawkesmill are double winners at the National Plant Show -

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Kelkay – Milano Cube breaking the mould -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Klondyke group polmont head office donates to neurological charity funding neuro -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Visitors vote for retail inspiration ideas at the HTA National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Steph McGovern confirmed as HTA Garden Futures Conference 2017 host -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bernard Tickner awarded MBE for services to wildlife conservation and horticulture -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Malus sieboldii Aros awarded best in show at New Plant Awards -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries launch 2018 promotional catalogue -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New simple POS leaflet explains why MossOff gets Diarmuid’s vote -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fire breaks out at Brookfields Garden Centre -

Monday, June 19, 2017

Retail Lab @ Glee: everything you need to know -

Monday, June 19, 2017

Weber® biggest innovation in barbecues in 30 years, setting a new standard for gas grills -

Monday, June 19, 2017

  • productivity

    Technology issues in retail sector identified as major contributor to the UK’s productivity gap

    New research released today from Managed 24/7 has revealed that the average employee in retail who uses IT loses more than 25 minutes per day of productive time due to technology issues. A critical new report released today by Managed 24/7, a leading managed IT services business, reports the impact of poor IT to the UK’s workforce productivity. It is widely accepted that the UK is facing a productivity crisis and this report outlines, for the first time, how much of this loss is caused by poor IT systems and support. The report has identified that IT failure could cost…

  • hampsons

    Fordingbridge works with Hampsons Plant World to improve kerb appeal

    Fordingbridge recently completed their latest project at Hampsons Plant World, creating a five bay entrance and exit canopy which added an additional 532m2 sales area, as well as vastly improved Hampson’s kerb appeal. The canopy provides a covered plant sales area as customers enter the garden centre directly from the car park, and increases time spent by customers by making the environment more comfortable in all weathers, resulting in an immediate increase in footfall and turnover for the business. Fordingbridge also installed a 12 x 19m extension canopy to form part of Hampsons’ café refurbishment, enhancing the seating area by…

  • Christmas

    Klondyke group’s Christmas showcase

    Whilst the country basked in glorious sunshine, festive jumpers were donned and jingle bells rang at the Klondyke Group’s Christmas Showcase. Held at the Pinewood Hotel close to Wilmslow Garden Centre on Tuesday 21st June, the showcase was attended by the Group’s 22 garden centre managers and members of their Christmas teams. The showcase presented Klondyke’s main Christmas 2017 themes and display techniques, alongside core product lines. The showcase featured decorations, props, furnishings, fabrics, garlands, greenery, trees, lighting, exterior decorations, houseplants, food and gifting, ensuring all departments are linked and working closely together over the Christmas season. Several suppliers also…

  • canes

    Classic canes celebrates 35th anniversary

    Walking stick specialist Classic Canes is delighted to celebrate its 35th birthday in September 2017. Founded in 1982 at the proverbial kitchen table, Classic Canes is now an internationally renowned family business, known for the quality and style of its products. A range of more than 700 walking sticks, seat sticks and umbrellas is supplied to retailers in 40 countries. Classic Canes was created when Ben and Diana Porter discovered that the woodland surrounding their house, a former hunting lodge in Somerset, was naturally growing suitable raw material for country walking sticks. They sold the wood they cut to the…

  • lawn

    EGO Power+ – What’s the latest lawn trend?

    A garden is not complete without a lawn. It provides the picture for the borders and planting to frame. But attitudes towards what makes the perfect lawn are changing. Traditionally, meticulously precise stripes were the most sought-after feature but now busy modern lifestyles mean that gardeners prefer a quick and convenient offering that is still aesthetically pleasing but easy to maintain. To celebrate this change in trend, EGO Power+ is searching for Britain’s Best Lawn. The winner of the competition needn’t spend hours on end creating perfect stripes, EGO is instead championing healthy lawns with a superior finish. Along with…

Features

amazon

Edwin Meijer: Are you ready for the Amazonification?

Jun 9, 2017

Two weeks ago I was invited to participate in an expert group discussing the future of garden retail in the Netherlands and Belgium. Among the speakers was a very famous expert and he dropped the word “Amazonification”. I always like these words since you can explain them exactly the way it fits you. But as a garden centre, you already know how Amazon is having an impact on your day to day life. With a 16% market share in the UK, 1 out of 6 online purchases are made via Amazon. Here are 4 reasons to brace for the Amazonification…

customer

Easy ways to make your shop more appealing to the customer

May 11, 2017

Retail isn’t any easy business. It requires hard work and long hours. The work feels like it’s never done and don’t forget, the customer’s always right. Running a business has its ups and downs, but there are fun times too. It goes much smoother when there are processes and procedures in place. Learn easy ways to make your shop more appealing to the customer and watch it thrive. Stock the Right Items There’s nothing more frustrating than walking into a store and them not having the item you need. This is especially true if it’s something that’s in demand or…

Morphy

Morphy Richards: Cooking up a fresh source of margin

Apr 14, 2017

With continuing pressure on margins, enterprising retailers are always looking for potential new revenue streams. And here is one which is proving both popular and successful. It’s the food prep market – worth a healthy £190m+ at RSP – which has gone from strength to strength as cooking from scratch remains high on the agenda for foodies.  Driven by the huge wave of TV cookery programmes the category has enjoyed significant growth in the last few years with food processors, juicers and kitchen machines now being at the top of peoples’ shopping lists. Market research giant Mintel claim that 93%…

week

Terence Nicholson: Give your lawn some TLC this Gardening Week

Apr 7, 2017

It’s time to grab the tools from the shed and turn your garden into a spring haven: next week is National Gardening Week. This means people up and down the country will be spending time in their garden and giving it some TLC. This year, the focus of gardening week is about helping new gardeners. There are a number of activities and events throughout the UK and the aim is to get people outside and tending to their gardens. If your garden has been a bit neglected over the winter months, gardening week is the ideal time to spruce it…

mobile

Five top tips to make your garden centre mobile friendly

Feb 28, 2017

Last week Edwin Meijer, founder of Garden Connect, found a video on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aag1P4OwA3s), made in 1999, in which the interviewer is asking random people on the streets if they wanted to have a mobile phone. “I don’t see the point of it”, “Imagine people would call you while you’re on the bike” and “I have a wired one at home, so why would I need a mobile one?” were the answers. A lot has changed since then, hasn’t it? Since more people are using tablets and smartphones rather than desktop computers it’s important to assure your garden centre is…

curb

Stocking items that boost a home’s curb appeal

Feb 15, 2017

Garden Centre Retail magazine hears from Chris Hopkins, commercial director of Turnbull, for his expert opinion on what to stock within a garden centre. Before guests and potential buyers have even stepped foot in a home, their impression is being shaped by a property’s curb appeal. A home’s frontage has an immediate impact on people, so curb appeal cannot be understated — but improving it doesn’t necessarily mean expensive renovations. It means making sure a home’s outdoor area is up to scratch and well maintained, so it looks picturesque and accessible to guests and passers by. Some polishing and trimming…

impulse

How to maximise impulse sales

Feb 9, 2017

Garden centre retail asks The Display Centre’s Ali Newton about the importance of visual merchandising, and why garden centres should be on the lookout for impulse barriers on their shop floor. What is an impulse buy? “When a customer buys something that isn’t on their shopping list, something they didn’t plan to buy but saw and decided to get on the spot, that’s an impulse purchase” Ali clarifies. Impulse buys can account for a significant amount of turnover within any retail outlet, Ali continues, and should be maximised wherever possible: “There are three really key tactics for making an impulse…

amazon

Edwin Meijer – four things you can learn from Amazon’s new shops

Dec 14, 2016

You’re aware that your customers are behaving a little bit different than 10 years ago and that’s mainly because of the internet. For every purchase, Google gives us 100 alternatives and at least 25 shops to order from. And you can access it anywhere, anytime. So, in light of this, what does the garden centre of the future look like? Taking a look at Amazon helps a lot: not their webshop but the 2,000 grocery shops they plan to open! Garden Connect gives you 4 things to learn from Amazon. Why would they do that? You might think the high…

News

productivity

Technology issues in retail sector identified as major contributor to the UK’s productivity gap

New research released today from Managed 24/7 has revealed that the average employee in retail who uses IT loses more than 25 minutes per day of productive time due to technology issues. A critical new report released today by Managed 24/7, a leading managed IT services business, reports the impact of poor IT to the UK’s workforce productivity. It is widely accepted that the UK is facing a productivity crisis and this report outlines, for the first time, how much of this loss is caused by poor IT systems and support. The report has identified that IT failure could cost…

hampsons

Fordingbridge works with Hampsons Plant World to improve kerb appeal

Fordingbridge recently completed their latest project at Hampsons Plant World, creating a five bay entrance and exit canopy which added an additional 532m2 sales area, as well as vastly improved Hampson’s kerb appeal. The canopy provides a covered plant sales area as customers enter the garden centre directly from the car park, and increases time spent by customers by making the environment more comfortable in all weathers, resulting in an immediate increase in footfall and turnover for the business. Fordingbridge also installed a 12 x 19m extension canopy to form part of Hampsons’ café refurbishment, enhancing the seating area by…

Christmas

Klondyke group’s Christmas showcase

Whilst the country basked in glorious sunshine, festive jumpers were donned and jingle bells rang at the Klondyke Group’s Christmas Showcase. Held at the Pinewood Hotel close to Wilmslow Garden Centre on Tuesday 21st June, the showcase was attended by the Group’s 22 garden centre managers and members of their Christmas teams. The showcase presented Klondyke’s main Christmas 2017 themes and display techniques, alongside core product lines. The showcase featured decorations, props, furnishings, fabrics, garlands, greenery, trees, lighting, exterior decorations, houseplants, food and gifting, ensuring all departments are linked and working closely together over the Christmas season. Several suppliers also…

canes

Classic canes celebrates 35th anniversary

Walking stick specialist Classic Canes is delighted to celebrate its 35th birthday in September 2017. Founded in 1982 at the proverbial kitchen table, Classic Canes is now an internationally renowned family business, known for the quality and style of its products. A range of more than 700 walking sticks, seat sticks and umbrellas is supplied to retailers in 40 countries. Classic Canes was created when Ben and Diana Porter discovered that the woodland surrounding their house, a former hunting lodge in Somerset, was naturally growing suitable raw material for country walking sticks. They sold the wood they cut to the…

lawn

EGO Power+ – What’s the latest lawn trend?

A garden is not complete without a lawn. It provides the picture for the borders and planting to frame. But attitudes towards what makes the perfect lawn are changing. Traditionally, meticulously precise stripes were the most sought-after feature but now busy modern lifestyles mean that gardeners prefer a quick and convenient offering that is still aesthetically pleasing but easy to maintain. To celebrate this change in trend, EGO Power+ is searching for Britain’s Best Lawn. The winner of the competition needn’t spend hours on end creating perfect stripes, EGO is instead championing healthy lawns with a superior finish. Along with…

romeo

Retail Lab @ Glee speaks to creative director, Romeo Sommers

Please tell me more about your role as creative director of the Retail Lab @ Glee. What does your role entail, and how will it work at the show? I like to think of myself as an ‘inspirator’, meaning I draw inspiration from all aspects of life and my surroundings. My job is to listen to the latest trends, and to interpret them into tangible and workable concepts that can work in a commercial environment. I love to get people outside of their comfort zone, getting them thinking differently about how products are presented, how retailing can be shaped and…

colegrave

Bookings up at GCA Plant Area Forum at Ball Colegrave with more places now available

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) is hosting its second annual GCA Plant Area Forum for plant area managers and plant buyers at Ball Colegrave in July (July 20, 2017). The event on July 20 will once again be facilitated by GCA inspector, Roger Crookes, who is also the organisation’s Ruxley Rose plant area competition judge this year and believes passionately in the power of plants. Iain Wylie, GCA chief executive, said: “Our first Plant Area Forum last summer was a big hit with all those who attended. It was a highly motivational day and this year’s event promises to be…

Hawkesmill

Hawkesmill are double winners at the National Plant Show

The Hawkesmill Nurseries team are proud to announce that their brand new and exclusive Salvia ‘Pink Lips’ and also their Viola ‘Bridie’, which is from the Victorian Viola range, have both won silver at the HTA National Plant Show in the New Plants Awards ‘Herbaceous Perennials’ category. The Warwickshire based family business, who offer retailers a wide selection of plants such as perennials, alpines, grasses and wildflowers, have chosen to offer these amazing plants this year to compliment their extensive herbaceous collections. Salvia ‘Pink Lips’ is a pink form of the immensely popular Salvia ‘Hot Lips’ and is exclusive to Hawkesmill Nurseries.  Available from June and throughout the…

milano

Kelkay – Milano Cube breaking the mould

The team at Kelkay have seen the beginning of a style revolution this year which seems to suggest that consumer taste is shifting towards a more contemporary, modern look. Richard Pyrah, sales director explained: “We have always had a broad selection of designs in the Easy Fountain range to meet the needs of all types of consumer. But frankly, the modern styled products have never been our most popular sellers. Garden Centre consumers seem to mostly want to style their gardens in a traditional English look. But for the first time this year, we’ve seen some remarkable sales volumes and great…

neurological

The Klondyke group polmont head office donates to neurological charity funding neuro

The Klondyke Group, which manages Klondyke & Strikes Garden Centres, have made a kind donation of £420.81 to the innovative work of Funding Neuro. This money was raised through a series of Dress Down days and raffles enjoyed by the staff at The Klondyke Group’s head office in Polmont. The donation was kindly arranged by Klondyke finance director Sharon Allan. Sharon arranged for Funding Neuro to benefit from The Klondyke Group’s staff fundraising after she attended Funding Neuro’s annual Ladies Lunch at Soho in Glasgow and was inspired by the ground-breaking work of the charity, which seeks to revolutionise the…

inspiration

Visitors vote for retail inspiration ideas at the HTA National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show

Visitors to the HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, and Nursery Supply Show which took place this week at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire voted for their most inspiring retails stands and concepts at the events. The winner of the Planting the Seed Award, which highlights stand displays that capture the imagination, provide clear information and attract attention was: Profit Plant (stand 34/35) for their Bohemian room setting complete with tapestry carpets and a rocking chair. This stand provided lots of opportunity to display plants at different heights and the plant labelling encouraged visitors to use their senses. In second…

Steph

Steph McGovern confirmed as HTA Garden Futures Conference 2017 host

Garden retail – the great escape – is the theme for this year’s HTA Garden Futures Conference and Dinner, which takes place on Wednesday 4 October at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire. This one day conference and dinner is aimed at all those from across the garden industry from business owners to directors and managers. The theme of this year’s one-day strategic event reflects the role of both gardens and garden centres as an escape and focuses on the benefits, positive role and unique opportunities that this provides for the industry. This year’s event will be hosted by award winning broadcaster…

MBE

Bernard Tickner awarded MBE for services to wildlife conservation and horticulture

Bernard Tickner has been awarded an MBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The award has been given in recognition for services to wildlife conservation and horticulture, relating to his voluntary conservation work in Suffolk and for his work at Fullers Mill Garden in West Stow. The announcement coincides with the launch of his biography, A Scratch in the Soil, on 20 June, in which Bernard looks back on a varied life. The memoir covers his military service in East Africa, a career with Greene King as head brewer and creator of its award-winning draught Abbot Ale, a prominent role in…

sieboldii

Malus sieboldii Aros awarded best in show at New Plant Awards

Malus sieboldii Aros from Frank P Matthews has been crowned this year as Best in Show at the New Plant Awards on the opening morning of the HTA National Plant Show. The show, sponsored by Hortipak, takes place today and tomorrow (20 and 21 June) at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry. The New Plant Awards, sponsored by the RHS, are the beating heart of the show and create an area bursting with inspiration for our visitors. Judging Panel member Tim Upson, head of horticulture at the RHS commented: “Malus sieboldii Aros really stood out as a true winner. Whilst purple leaved trees…

catalogue

Wyevale Nurseries launch 2018 promotional catalogue

One of the UK’s leading nurseries will be launching its 2018 promotional catalogue at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show this month (June, 2017). Wyevale Nurseries’ new catalogue will include 33 new plant promotions and will be available to collect at the plant show at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on June 20 and 21. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, said: “Last year’s catalogue resulted in customers reserving more than 150,000 promotional plants from us. Last year’s top five plants were Phormium ‘Chocomint’, Jacobinia ‘Firefly’, Daphne ‘Perfume Princess’, Salvia ‘April Night’ and Echinacea…

MossOff

New simple POS leaflet explains why MossOff gets Diarmuid’s vote

MossOff Lawn Care Concentrate is a new and totally unique biocide-free way of controlling moss in lawns. The unique technology is chemical free and completely safe to children and pets as well as plant life and even fish and ponds. The concentrate dilutes easily and is simply applied using a garden sprayer or watering can fitted with a fine rose. A large 5 litre pack has a recommended retail price of £24.99 and the 2 litre pack is £12.99. The inventors and manufacturers, Vivagreen, have recently produced a simple point of sale leaflet to help explain to consumers exactly why their…

fire

Fire breaks out at Brookfields Garden Centre

Firefighters were called to a Mapperley garden centre in the early hours of Saturday (June 17) morning after a fire broke out in ‘a range of buildings’ on the site. Crews from Arnold, Carlton and Stockhill stations were called to Brookfields Garden Centre, in Mapperley Plains, at 1.15am after reports of a fire. A spokeswoman for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) said that the fire was in “a range of buildings for display and conservatory showrooms”. The crews extinguished the blaze using two jets and two hose reels. They also used two breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera during the course of the…

retail

Retail Lab @ Glee: everything you need to know

Created by a panel of industry experts to create something entirely fresh and new at Glee, the Retail lab @ Glee is set to the be the key focal point of the 2017 show, and will be the exhibition’s interactive hub full of inspiration and the latest trend information. Unlike any previous features at Glee, the Retail Lab will be future facing, providing visiting retailers with a long-term vision for their retail environments. Focussing on consumer engagement, market insight and effective access to future facing trend information, the Retail Lab @ Glee will be located at the very heart of…

Weber®

Weber® biggest innovation in barbecues in 30 years, setting a new standard for gas grills

In 1985 Weber® launched the original Genesis® and in doing so changed gas barbecues. Over 30 years on Weber® are set to revolutionise the gas market once again with the launch of the Genesis® II & Genesis® II LX models. With two different chassis, and the choice of two, three, four and six burners there is a Genesis® II to suit every griller, whether you have a balcony, small patio, large garden or you are barbecuing for the entire neighbourhood. However, no matter which model you use, you’ll find a high level of performance that is easy to control, enabling…

catering

Food to appeal to all the senses at HTA Catering Conference

This year’s HTA Catering Conference, sponsored by Compass Group UK & Ireland, was once again a great success, with lots of positive feedback delegates taking away some valuable insights from our fantastic speakers. Our Keynote Speaker for day one was Peter Avis, UK Restaurant Manager of the Year. He shared his inspirational story of how he went from a dishwasher to restaurant manager at the prestigious Babylon Rooftop Gardens. Through being encouraged by his managers at the beginning of his career, he was able to see how that company culture helps to empower staff and make them feel like they can…

BBC

Wyevale Garden Centres awarded Gold and Best in Show at BBC Gardener’s World Live 2017

Wyevale Garden Centres were yesterday awarded the prestigious ‘Gold’ as well as ‘Best in Show’ for their scented courtyard garden designed by award-winning Garden designer Claudia de Yong at this year’s Gardener’s Word Live. The winning garden, entitled ‘Romance in the Ruins’, is a scented courtyard garden featuring two tumble-down turrets in the style of an old fairy tale castle as well as enchanting crumbling walls enclosed on two sides by hedging. Water cascades prettily into a small pond from the back turret and a rose covered pergola takes center stage as people are encouraged to wander through the garden…

plant

Wyevale Nurseries enters Plant Awards at HTA Show

Wyevale Nurseries has this month entered seven new plants in to the New Plant Awards at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show. The Hereford-based Wyevale Nurseries has submitted Morus ‘Mojo Berry’, Edelweiss ‘Blossom of Snow’, Alstroemeria ‘Little Miss Zoe’ and Agapanthus ‘His Majesty’ to name but a few, to the event, which takes place on June 20 and 21 at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry. Ben Gregory, product development manager at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “The New Plant Awards at the HTA National Plant Show are sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and showcase the best in new plant…

bradford

Tong Garden Centre shortlisted in Bradford business awards

Directors and staff at a Bradford Garden Centre are celebrating after being announced as finalists in the seventh annual Bradford Means Business awards. Tong Garden Centre has been shortlisted in the Job Creator category that rewards businesses that have played an outstanding role in boosting employment in the Bradford district through innovation, investment and risk-taking in the face of tough economic conditions. Co-owner of Tong Garden Centre Mark Farnsworth said he is delighted with the news: “We’re very proud of the fact that we have created over 100 new jobs since we took over Tong two years ago and to…

Glee

DJ Turfcare to launch RHS range at Glee 2017

DJ Turfcare – one of the UK’s most formidable suppliers of lawn care products – is excited to announce that at Glee 2017 (11th – 13th September, NEC Bimingham) the company will be officially launching its RHS endorsed range of chemical-free lawn fertiliser products. Made up of MO Bacter, Bio-Lime and Recovery, the range – created by Belgian lawn care experts, Viano, and distributed by DJ Turfcare in the UK – marks the first lawn care range of this type to receive endorsement from the Royal Horticulture Society. At Glee, retailers visiting the DJ Turfcare stand will be able to…

marketing

Grange strengthens marketing team with two new appointments

Leading garden structures company, Grange Fencing has boosted its marketing team with the appointment of two dedicated team members. With over 15 years of marketing experience, CIM-qualified Mark Morris has been appointed marketing manager at Grange Fencing and will be responsible for ensuring continuous progression across all aspects of the company’s marketing and communications strategy. Mark will be supported by recently appointed marketing executive Peter Holloway, who brings with him an in-depth knowledge of retail marketing and relationship management. Commenting on his new position, Mark said: “ Grange Fencing is a well known and hugely respected name in the industry…

nurseries

Hillier Wholesale Nurseries: 2017-18 Plant List now available

Hillier is pleased to announce that the interactive Hillier Plant List 2017/18 is now available, offering trade customers a guide to all the plants supplied from Hillier Nurseries. The aim of the plant list is to offer inspiration, share the Hillier passion for horticulture and help trade customers sell more plants that their customers will cherish. In keeping with this, some changes have been made to the plant list this year to make it as informative and easy to navigate as possible. There are now just two clear sections: The first, the Merchandising Calendar, showcases the most important and popular…

HT6500E

Ego Power+ HT6500E – a revolutionary cordless system that cuts out petrol

EGO’s industry-leading Arc-Lithium battery technology delivers a new level of performance not previously experienced in the gardening world. Powered by ground-breaking, petrol power matching batteries, EGO’s hedgetrimmers deliver such impressive run times that you’ll be amazed by how much hedge you can cut. The new EGO Power+ HT6500E hedge trimmer has a dual action 65cm blade that offers an incredibly precise finish courtesy of EGO’s phenomenal laser cut, diamond ground blades. It has 33mm blade gaps that give the most exact, clean cuts to promote new growth in even the thickest of branches. The dual action reduces the vibrations to…

springboard

BRC reports spring footfall surge loses momentum in May

Footfall in May fell by 1.0 per cent in the UK on the same month in the previous year, the first decline since February. This is below the three-month average of 0.7 per cent. This month’s positive three-month average makes two consecutive months of three-month average growth, the first time this has occurred since June-August 2013.  High Street Footfall declined in May, the fall of 2.0 per cent its steepest decline since June. This is below the three-month average of 0.8 per cent. Footfall to Retail Park destinations grew by 1.5 per cent in May, below the three-month average growth…