The June/July issue of Garden Centre Retail heard from Andy McIndoe on the necessity for suppliers and retailers to work together in ensuring valuable sales of flower bulbs, with Andy calling for more effort to be put into the packaging and cultural information of bulbs.
We also spoke to Paul Pleydell, director of specialist design and business consultancy Pleydell Smithyman, about the industry’s need to diversify for garden centres to thrive. With competition for the internet meaning it is: “No longer enough to be just a garden centre”, Paul advises the industry to take a look at broadening their offering, with Pleydell Smithyman’s designs including vet practices, indoor play barns, hair and beauty salons and event spaces.
Specialist Powrmatic concludes our features for the June/July issue with quick tips on how to maximise the effectiveness of your garden centres’ heating system, including placement, cost and control.
Our June/July issue can be read in full here: http://flickread.com/edition/PensordFreeLibrary/575abc47ef867/