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From The Archives: Sowing the seeds of success for home and garden retailers October 2016

A large number of retailers are still hesitant about selling home and garden products online. The challenge often lies in…

From The Archives: If you build it… April 2016

Gary Wilburn of HPW Architecture – whose CV includes Haskins, Blooms and the upcoming Rosebourne near Thruxton – discusses garden…

From The Archives: Benchmarking with the HTA – August 2016

The HTA has launched the new Garden Retail Monitor, promising to help garden retailers improve their business through sales benchmarking…

A look to the future at the Garden Press Event 2018

Last week, Garden Centre Retail braved the snowy conditions to visit the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, to take…

Catering equipment supplier Nisbets has their say on the wooden boards saga

After a Birmingham restaurant was recently fined £50,000 for the unhygienic serving of food on wooden boards, Nisbets has issued…

Be ‘Lawn Ready’ for spring

We know it feels like it is a long way off, but the days do seem to be getting a…

Two thirds of Millennials seek innovation when it comes to their in-store shopping experience

Over the years, our lives have become consumed by technology – the average person checks their phone 85 times a…

Are millennials driving houseplant sales in garden centres?

The Present Tree discusses the health benefits houseplants offer millennials, and how the emerging indoor gardening trend will progress is 2018.…

BRC: Rates respite reduces retailers pressure

Following a business campaign led by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), the Chancellor’s has announced in his Budget that the…

From Canada, with love

Edwin Meijer from Garden Connect returns from a trip to Ontario, Canada with the International Garden Centre Association to take…

GCR speaks to Simon King about his Wildlife World range

Can you tell me about the range you’ve worked on with Wildlife World? Over a period of several years I…

Online plant shop raises $1.1m to lead the houseplant revival among London’s stylish homeowners and offices

Patch (www.patch.garden), the online plant shop, has completed a $1.1m seed investment in its efforts to bring gardening to the…

Edwin Meijer: Google – Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer

You may remember the age old saying ‘Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.’ Well, Google is a friend…

Ariens launches new ECHO website

Ariens Company has launched a new website for ECHO Power Tools, offering an improved user experience. The new website has…

GARDENA and Netatmo announce new partnership

GARDENA smart system coming from Europe’s leading gardening brand is the only complete smart solution that combines automatic garden irrigation…

Making the the world safer – 2017 World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

Chief Executive of the British Safety Council and its Chairman designate, will explore the nature of wellbeing at work and…

Edwin Meijer: Do you like your own coffee?

Do you like your own coffee? Do you go to the same bathroom as your customers? And where do you…

Genevieve Morris: Improving accessibility in Garden Centres

Modern businesses need to be accessible, both to meet consumer need and to ensure they are compliant with legal requirements.…

Edwin Meijer: Are you ready for the Amazonification?

Two weeks ago I was invited to participate in an expert group discussing the future of garden retail in the…

Easy ways to make your shop more appealing to the customer

Retail isn’t any easy business. It requires hard work and long hours. The work feels like it’s never done and…
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