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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…

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…

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…

Can your café’s food waste be recycled?

Garden Centre Retail caught up with Louise Murphy, Sales & Logistics Executive at ReFood UK Limited, a food waste management…

What is shared parental leave?

Shared parental leave provides an opportunity for eligible parents to take advantage of additional flexibility in the way they choose…

Zero Hours contracts – get yours right in 2019

A zero hours contract is a type of contract between an employer and a worker, where the employer is not…

Flexible Working: Is ‘flexism’ holding back businesses in 2019?

It is widely accepted that only 6 per cent of the British public hold a traditional 9 to 5 working…

Advice for running a family business in 2019

The family business makes us a huge chuck of operators in the UK’s garden retail industry. In all honesty, family…

Retail predictions for 2019 from Leonard Design Architects

Leonard Design Architects has released annual predictions for the retail sector in 2019.   An interesting trend is the debate…

How retailers can use social media to their advantage in 2019

Social media provides retailers with a wealth of information about their consumers that they could never get through traditional media.…

5 Successful retail habits for 2019

There’s a saying in retail that the customer is always right. While this motto is often relevant for retailers, letting…

Content marketing: the next big thing in online marketing

The next big thing in online marketing is content marketing. Sharing knowledge helps to gain better Google rankings and attracts…

Gardening for Self-care and Personal Growth

Hobbies are generally any interest you have, outside of work, that you can get a sense of development and achievement…

What can you sell in the outdoor cooking sector?

In April, GCR looked at the options retailers have in the outdoor cooking category. Those in the know are predicting…

What you Need to Know about Log Cabins for the Garden

Log cabins are increasingly common in people’s gardens and for a number of understandable reasons. Here’s what you need to…

Getting your coffee offering right

I worked on a coffee shop magazine once upon a time. There is one thing that struck me when I…

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…

GCR visits Durston Garden Products

Garden Centre Retail visited Somerset to meet Dan Durston of Durston Garden Products. We spoke about the vast history of…

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…

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.…
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