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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.…

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.…

Have you thought of offering finance to your customers?

Finance platform Divido speaks about how garden retailers can increase customer base. It can also increase average transaction value and…

Collaborative working: It’s better when we’re together

Garden Centre Retail looks at collaborative working to find out why we’re so successful at it.   Other retail industries…

VIDEO: Strategy from Down Under almost sent Homebase under

Garden Centre Retail speaks with Andy Brian, partner and head of retail, law firm Gordons about the Homebase situation.  …

VIDEO: How garden centres can use TripAdvisor to benefit business

GCR catches up with Hayley Coleman, UK media relations manager at review site TripAdvisor. We spoke about how businesses can…

Shrinkage: What can a garden centre do to mitigate it?

GCR talks to Jeremy Davies, managing director of GCS (GB) Ltd, about the hidden costs of shrinkage to garden centres.…

Garden Centre marketing 101: Getting your marketing plan right

Getting your garden centre marketing right is imperative to growing your business. It creates intrigue, understanding and customers. Paula Parker…

Garden Centre trends: experienced gardener or garden experience?

Gardeners, like garden centre trends, are changing as we move through the baby boomers, generation X, and millennials.   It’s…

An insight into planning an issue of Garden Centre Retail

We at Garden Centre Retail HQ thought we would share the processes of planning our issues Our cycle starts as…

Preparing for Garden Centre Retail’s 5th Glee show

Glee is now just over a month away, and with the final touches happening to our bumper August/September issue, we’ve…

VIDEO: Top 9 plants for sandy soil

Garden Centre Retail has rounded up the best plants that can cope with your customer’s sandy soil. Dahlia ‘Gallery Pablo’ (PBR) (Gallery Series)…

VIDEO: Top 9 plants for south-facing gardens

Garden Centre Retail has rounded up the best plants for south-facing gardens. Rosa Crown Princess Margareta = ‘Auswinter’ (PBR)(S) rose [Crown Princess Margareta]…

VIDEO: Top 9 plants for pollinators

GCR takes a look at the top 9 plants for pollinators. Chrysanthemum ‘Lucy’ (29a) chrysanthemum ‘Lucy’ Chrysanthemum are erect woody-based perennials with…

VIDEO: Top 9 drought-tolerant plants

If a customer is asking for advice regarding drought-tolerant plants, a selection of the plants below may be worth looking…

VIDEO: Top 9 plants for North-facing gardens

Garden Centre Retail has rounded up the best plants for you to offer in your garden centre for your customers…

VIDEO: Top 9 British-native garden plants

For your customers who prefer something slightly closer to home, Garden Centre Retail has rounded up the best British-native plants…

VIDEO: Top 9 plants for coastal gardens

Garden Centre Retail has rounded up the best plants for your customer’s coastal garden. Heuchera ‘Amethyst Myst’ alum root ‘Amethyst Myst’…
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