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40% of parents aren’t confident planting plants with their children

40% of adults aren’t planting plants with their children because they don’t feel confident in their abilities. This is according…

Choice Marketing appoints new chairman

Choice Marketing appoints Terry Maywood as Non-executive chairman. Maywood was the Managing Director of Blacks Leisure Group in its best…

11 reasons you should enter awards

Entering industry awards can often seem like a bit of a faff. But the benefits of entering far outweigh the…

Deans Garden Centre raises £30k for Macmillan

Yorkshire-based Deans Garden Centre has raised £29,903.70 for Macmillan Cancer Support.   Deans Garden Centre chose Macmillan Cancer Support as…

Gina Hinde appointed as marketing manager at LOFA

Gina Hinde has taken up the post of marketing manager at the Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association (LOFA). Before this…

Squires annual plant show sees success

Squires Garden Centres held their annual plant show in West Horsley on 7th February 2019. Suppliers from the UK and…

Haskins ‘leading’ through Institute of Leadership and Management training

Haskins celebrates after six Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) students complete training. Haskins ILM students have achieved success by…

Caulders buys two garden centres from Dobbies

Family-owned Caulders has expanded its business by buying two garden centres from Dobbies.   The company adds the Kinross and…

Which Wyevale centres have been sold so far?

So far, 45 garden centres have been moved on by Wyevale Garden Centres. Of these, nine have gone to developers…

Does your team cross sell?

Asking your team to cross sell is a fantastic tool to increase the average basket spend. With a few carefully…

Choice ‘Meet the Buyer’ at Spring Fair 2019

Choice Marketing held a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event at Spring Fair 2019.   50+ gift and home suppliers had the…

Bank lending to small retailers falls 4% in just a year

UK bank lending to small and medium sized retail businesses has fallen by 4% in the last year. £14.9 billion…

Lechuza range extended for 2019

Lechuza announces it has expanded its range with the launch of ten new products. The Lechuza range now offers a wider selection…

Sipcam urges retailers to stock up on alternative slug controls

Sipcam is urging garden retailers to stock up on environmentally-friendly slug controls.   This is to ensure stores can meet…

Smart Garden Products acquires Briers

Smart Garden Products has purchased Briers from administrators.   The business had been suffering cashflow problems. Having failed to find…

Doff launches certified ferric phosphate slug killer

Doff Portland Ltd has announced the launch of an organic slug killer based on the active ingredient Ferric Phosphate.  …

How you can encourage upselling from your staff

Upselling. It’s a key task in retail to generate extra revenue, and raise the average basket spend. But how much…

Sixty new jobs to be created by Homeleigh Garden Centre expansion plans

Homeleigh Garden Centre in Crediton has revealed major plans for an extension.   The Broad family have revised their plans…

Applications now open for GCA Rising Stars programmes

GCA members are being encouraged to put forward employees for two Rising Stars programmes in 2019.   The GCA will…

Wyevale Garden Centres agrees the sale of a further six garden centres

Wyevale Garden Centres (“WGC”), the UK’s biggest garden centre operator, today announces the sale of a further six centres. A…
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