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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 BRC, the Chancellor’s has announced in his Budget that the move from RPI…

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 with better user experience

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 Amazon takeover?

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…

Morphy Richards: Cooking up a fresh source of margin

With continuing pressure on margins, enterprising retailers are always looking for potential new revenue streams. And here is one which…

Terence Nicholson: Give your lawn some TLC this Gardening Week

It’s time to grab the tools from the shed and turn your garden into a spring haven: next week is…

Five top tips to make your garden centre mobile friendly

Last week Edwin Meijer, founder of Garden Connect, found a video on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aag1P4OwA3s), made in 1999, in which the…

Edwin Meijer – four things you can learn from Amazon’s new shops

You’re aware that your customers are behaving a little bit different than 10 years ago and that’s mainly because of…

Garden Connect’s Edwin Meijer asks: Do you know how your customers are making purchase decisions?

The answer to this might seem simple. Consumers are buying plants from you because you’re giving them good, upfront advice,…

HTA Garden Futures Conference 2016

HTA’s annual Garden Futures conference this year asked: what lies ahead for the industry? With a wide range of guest…
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