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Notcutts sees profits drop as it targets footfall and market share

Notcutts profits have halved after unfavourable exchange rates and increased costs in 2017.   Notcutts, based at Woodbridge, recorded a…

KSPL Holding takes over Thermoflor Construct BV

KSPL Holding, the parent company of, among others, the companies and brands Deforche, Deforche Construct and Forzon has reached agreement…

Multiple Chelsea gold-medal winner opens new garden centre

An award-winning designer has returned to his roots and taken over an abandoned garden centre where he had his first…

Langlands Garden Centre management buyout

James Ducker, whose grandfather Walter founded Langlands Garden Centre, has acquired the business.   Following the deal, Walter’s son John…

St Johns Plant Centre enforcement action halted by homes plan

Enforcement action taken against St Johns Plant Centre for allegedly trading illegally are on hold. This is after an announcement…

Reigate Garden Centre owner describes ‘devastation’ as it closes for good

The owner of Reigate Garden Centre has described how a life’s work has been reduced to “devastation”. The store finally…

Wyevale sells Woodcote Green to Dobbies Garden Centres

Wyevale Garden Centres today announces the sale of its Woodcote Green Garden Centre to Dobbies Garden Centres.   Woodcote Green…

Hare Hatch Sheeplands sees new butcher shop open

A butcher shop has opened at Hare Hatch Sheeplands garden centre, near Wargrave.   Mark Lowe started in the trade…

Tong Garden Centre promotes from within for future growth

The management team at Tong Garden Centre has announced six new roles. An existing team member has taken each position.…

Houseplant sales still going strong in September

Houseplant departments at garden centres remained strong during September. This is according to the Garden Centre Association’s Barometer of Trade…

Are you engaging your garden centre employees?

Working in a garden centre, as in any other retail service, has its share of ups and downs.   In…

Horticulture Careers launches new website

Horticulture Careers in association with Garden Centre Retail, is happy to announce the launch of their new jobs portal. To satisfy the growing…

Westland buys out Gardman to rescue the company

Westland says it’s ‘business as normal’ following its acquisition of one Europe’s leading consumer garden product firms. Westland Horticulture has…

How you can control insurance costs

Business insurance premiums are rising faster than ever. Rules for calculating compensation have doubled the amounts.   A garden centre…

Silversprings Garden Centre has a new owner

Silversprings Garden Centre has sold to Mike Jarvis, owner of Abbey Garden Buildings and Borderland Fencing.   He already had…

Preventing rodent infestation in your garden centre

David Cross, head of technical training academy at Rentokil Pest Control, explains how to keep a rodent infestation at bay.…

Target your ideal customer using demographic data

Simon Beer of Big Wave Media explains why, whether small or large, businesses need a targeted approach to your customer.…

Dobbies buys 5 of Wyevale’s largest centres

Wyevale Garden Centres announces the sale of five garden centres to Dobbies.   The centres are: Gloucester; Heighley Gate; Huntingdon;…

Angel Gardens garden centre opens outside Worcester

Louise Mawditt has opened Angel Gardens at Mill Farm Country Retail in Stanford Bridge outside Worcester.   The new centre…

Stewarts Garden Centre Brave The Shave Team Raises £5k

24 staff at Stewarts Garden Centres gained sponsorship of £5,500 for their Brave The Shave appeal.   The team raise…
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