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Wyevale Garden Centres agrees sale of four garden centres

Wyevale Garden Centres today announces the sale of four garden centres to individual buyers.   The centres are: Croydon Purley…

Online mobile sales slow as summer comes to a close

UK online retail sales held steady this August, as shopper spending achieved +12.8% growth year-on-year (YoY).   This in line…

Parkhill Garden Centre’s battle for site decision delayed

There has been a delay in the decision on who will take over a site wanted by Aberdeen boxer Lee…

Dobbies to open soft play centre in Southport

Dobbies Garden Centre in Southport will open a soft plat centre this weekend.   The store in Birkdale is hosting…

Studley Green Garden Centre acquired by Capital Gardens

Studley Green Garden Centre has become the latest acquisition for Capital Gardens. The company has expanded their portfolio to four garden…

Winter Wonderland and garden centre forced to close

Traffic chaos caused by a Winter Wonderland in an essex Garden Centre means the garden centre has to stop trading.…

Collaborative working: It’s better when we’re together

Garden Centre Retail looks at collaborative working to find out why we’re so successful at it.   Other retail industries…

Garden King purchases their site from neighbours Buildbase

Garden King has completed the purchase of their site in Newhall, Swadlincote.   The site was rented from neighbouring Buildbase…

VIDEO: Strategy from Down Under almost sent Homebase under

Garden Centre Retail speaks with Andy Brian, partner and head of retail, law firm Gordons about the Homebase situation.  …

Hillier welcomes two members to its board of directors

Hillier Nurseries has announced the appointment of two new members to its board of directors.   George Hillier and Martin…

GCA Scotland and N. Ireland regional winners revealed

GCA members in Scotland and Northern Ireland are celebrating after an awards presentation at Simpsons Garden Centre.   The Mains…

Blue Diamond Cardiff hit by fire five years after burning to the ground

A garden centre in Cardiff has caught on fire, two years after re-opening following a devastating blaze.   A fire…

Wyevale Garden Centres agrees sale of five garden centres

Wyevale Garden Centres announces the sale of five garden centres to individual buyers.   The centres are: Brooks; Nailsworth; Aldridge;…

Rosebourne Aldermaston opens on Saturday 6 October

Rosebourne Aldermaston will showcase quality local produce in its restaurant.   This will sit alongside a wide range of plants,…

Thieves take charity tins at Loch Lomond Homes and Gardens Centre

Thieves have broken into a Loch Lomond Homes and Gardens Centre and stolen children’s charity tins.   The criminals smashed…

Swan Retail adds Standout to increase omnichannel operation

Swan Retail Ltd, has expanded their service offering to retailers through the acquisition of Creative Marketing Ltd.   Trading as…

Millbrook Garden Centre’s restaurant now completed by MSC

Work is complete on a £2.5 million Kent-mill style restaurant at Millbrook Garden Centre .   The two-storey high 280-seat…

New technologies are driving the future of retail

New technologies are now considered the key investment priorities within the retail sector. This has overtaken factors such as skill…

Shrinkage: What can a garden centre do to mitigate it?

GCR talks to Jeremy Davies, managing director of GCS (GB) Ltd, about the hidden costs of shrinkage to garden centres.…

Parkhill Garden Centre goes head-to-head with boxer for premises

Parkhill Garden Centre in Aberdeen is facing off against a boxing champion over plans to buy out a burned-down school.…
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