August 23, 2017

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Decco appoints Debbie Paterson as new area sales manager -

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Makita UK returning to Saltex -

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Kelkay share the love with new paving range -

Monday, August 21, 2017

£54m lost for Bunnings in first year running Homebase -

Monday, August 21, 2017

Glee 2017: Simon King confirmed as second keynote speaker -

Monday, August 21, 2017

CastClear® reveal smart new retail carton -

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Brookes & Co get creative for Glee 2017 -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries offers new Taster Menu for 2018 -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Garden Connect – Remarketing: be seen online by your customers -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Ball Colegrave: Rich colours look set for retail sales in 2018 -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Johnsons Lawn Seed to announce changes to salesforce and ground breaking new product -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sales agent network to boost ecofective drive into garden centres -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Glee Green Heart grows again for 2017 -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Kadai Firebowls® set to revolutionise outdoor cooking and leisure at GLEE 2017 -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

WOLF-Garten: Enjoy the fruits of your labour with ease -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Webbs of Wychbold opens new food hall -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Joyce Oomen to cover green decorations at GrootGroenPlus 2017 -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Hare Hatch Sheeplands to expand legally -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Notcutts outdoor space gets royal seal of approval -

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Stunning new Café Bar to open at Squire’s in Shepperton

Stunning

Squire’s Garden Centre in Shepperton has unveiled exciting plans to open a stunning new Café Bar in early October. It will have new Raffles style décor, flooring, seating and lighting. There will be distinct seating areas to choose from including the main Café Bar, a sophisticated afternoon tea area with piano, a coffee lounge with relaxing sofas, plus a special family-friendly area. There’ll be a delicious new menu and a new style of service – where customers order at the till then take an electronic tracker to their table, enabling them to relax and enjoy speedy waiter service. Sarah Squire,…

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Kent & Stowe consolidate market position

Horticulture

Kent & Stowe is an established and well-respected player in the garden tools market. As part of Westland Horticulture, they have benefited from major investment in new product development, resulting in market leading equipment which has generated incremental sales in key market sectors. Garden tools for every gardener With its unique heritage and history, Kent & Stowe tools have been built on tradition and crafted for life. The Garden Life Range of lightweight tools became an instant success and created a new sector for people from all walks of life who found this lighter weight range put the pleasure and…

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Decco appoints Debbie Paterson as new area sales manager

Debbie

Leading home improvement and garden wholesaler, Decco has appointed respected hardware, DIY and garden operator, Debbie Paterson as its new area sales manager in Scotland. Debbie will be looking after Decco’s many home and garden customers in Fife, Angus and the West of Scotland. Based in Decco’s Perth depot Stuart and McIntosh, she will spearhead business development across the territory.  Debbie has more than twenty years’ experience in sales and sales management with the last six years specialising in DIY, home and garden products through the independent retail sector. Her most recent role was in sales management at Stax. Commenting…

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Makita UK returning to Saltex

saltex

Makita UK will be returning to Saltex this year which takes places at the NEC in Birmingham 1-2 November 2017.  Makita will be on stand K190d within the BALI Zone. The BALI Zone features and promotes leading BALI Registered Affiliate and Contractor members.  Also confirmed for 2017 are Boningale Nurseries, M&M Timber, Green-tech, Ground Control and British Sugar TOPSOIL. The Makita UK stand will showcase the ever-growing garden machinery range suitable for professional landscaping contractors, groundsmen and forestry workers. “We are delighted to be joining the BALI Zone at this year’s Saltex and to be teaming up with other leading…

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Kelkay share the love with new paving range

paving

Continuing the trend for natural paving, Kelkay have developed a new heart shaped stepping stone in their natural sandstone range. Richard Pyrah, sales director explained: “We’ve seen huge growth in the sales of concrete stepping stones in a range of designs over the past couple of seasons, and retailers frequently report these in their top selling landscape lines. With the recent trend for natural paving, it was a logical progression for us to develop stepping stones in natural materials too, and we have been amazed at the response to the launch last year of our Random Stepping Stones in several…

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£54m lost for Bunnings in first year running Homebase

bunnings

The UK arm of the Australian garden centre chain Bunnings recorded a loss of £54m for last year, marking a difficult first 12 months in charge of former Argos stablemate Homebase. Bunnings bought the British DIY retailer in January 2016 for £340m, in the first stage of a £1.4bn sale of Homebase’s then parent company Home Retail Group. The remainder of the HomeRetail business, including the catalogue retailer Argos, was acquired by Sainsbury’s – the supermarket group that originally established Homebase in 1979. Bunnings has so far rebranded four of its 265 UK stores and has been undertaking a broader…

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Glee 2017: Simon King confirmed as second keynote speaker

Simon

Joining Glee’s keynote roster in 2017 will be well-known naturalist, film maker, author and co-designer of several award-winning garden wildlife products, Simon King OBE. Simon will be presenting a special off-one session on Tuesday 12 September (2:10 – 2:30pm within Glee’s seminar theatre, Retail Lab) entitled ‘The Secrets to a Successful Wildlife Garden’. Never before has there been such a wide choice of products to help attract and support wildlife in your garden. Whether you have a square metre in the heart of the city or a rambling spread in suburbia, there are a host of interventions you can make…

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CastClear® reveal smart new retail carton

CastClear®

CastClear® is a proven combination of both organic and unique nutrient materials large and small. It’s the solution to lawn worm cast problems and has been selling in garden centres since the autumn of 2011 via 350 retail stockists. Showcasing at Glee: CastClear® is rolling out a smart new retail carton into the garden retail sector this autumn. More details can be found at www.CastClear.co.uk where consumers can quickly locate their nearest stockist. Call 0871 234 3480 or email sales@CastClear.co.uk for further details.

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Brookes & Co get creative for Glee 2017

Co

Brookes & Co, the leading UK- based PR and marketing company specialising in the home and garden sector, will be attending this year’s GLEE show in support of a number of its clients, including housewares gadgets company, Creative Products. Based in Staffordshire, Brookes & Co offers PR and marketing services from market research to website design to brand development. With over 30 years experience, the company is renowned for its in-depth knowledge of and insight into the home and garden market. Working with longstanding clients, such as the British Home Enhancement Association (BHETA), Grange Fencing and Eden Greenhouses, Brookes &…

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Wyevale Nurseries offers new Taster Menu for 2018

taster

Wyevale Nurseries has unveiled a new concept in its 2018 promotional catalogue – the Taster Menu (August, 2017). The  Taster Menu is a small range of plants, which have successfully been through the first phase of its new plants trial system, but haven’t yet gone into full scale production. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, said: “With product innovation a top priority, we are keen to bring new plant introductions to our customers as quickly as possible and are able to do this with our new Taster Menu. “We can offer retailers the chance to…

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