June 26, 2017

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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

Food to appeal to all the senses at HTA Catering Conference -

Sunday, June 18, 2017

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

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries enters Plant Awards at HTA Show -

Friday, June 16, 2017

Tong Garden Centre shortlisted in Bradford business awards -

Friday, June 16, 2017

Grange strengthens marketing team with two new appointments -

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Retail Lab @ Glee speaks to creative director, Romeo Sommers

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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…

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GIMA Awards 2017 – last few tickets remaining

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With just a few weeks to go until the winners of the 2017 GIMA Awards are crowned, interested parties are urged to book their place now to avoid disappointment, as tickets are selling fast! Taking place at Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales on July 13 the evening is set to be another fantastic event. This year the GIMA Awards will be celebrating the best the garden retail industry has to offer from nine product categories, as well as Best Point of Sale, Consumer Product Packaging, and Marketing Communication awards. The coveted Sword of Excellence, GCA Supplier of the Year,…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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Steph McGovern confirmed as HTA Garden Futures Conference 2017 host

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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…

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Retail Lab @ Glee: everything you need to know

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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…

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Food to appeal to all the senses at HTA Catering Conference

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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…

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Wyevale Nurseries enters Plant Awards at HTA Show

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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…

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Location announced for GCA annual conference 2018

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The Garden Centre Association has announced the 2018 GCA annual conference will be held in the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel from January 21 until 24. Iain Wylie, chief executive of the GCA, explained: “It will be hard to top last year’s annual conference, which took place in the picturesque St Andrews in Scotland, as it was such a success but this year we have chosen a location that is steeped in history, Stratford-upon-Avon. “We are thrilled that the conference will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. It is set in beautiful landscaped gardens…

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BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcasing extensive range of tools from Wilkinson Sword

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Visitors to this year’s BBC Gardeners’ World Live will be treated to a fantastic display of cutting-edge gardening tools of premium quality and performance at the Wilkinson Sword stand (G292). The stand will be showcase the brands extensive range of products, including all of the latest in gardening and cutting tools, developed as a result of 100 years in the business. Certain to be of particular interest is the new Garden Multi-Tool, which features a selection of different useful heads. These include a bypass pruner; a straight knife; a stem stripper and a wood saw so it perfectly accommodates various…

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