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From The Archives: How to publicise your event using Twitter July 2017

After putting out a press release, taking out an advert in your local paper, and telling your core customers in…

From The Archives: Tong looking for a brand new start March 2016

Co-owner of Tong Garden Centre Mark Farnsworth talks about how revamping the catering offer has been central to building a…

From The Archives: How to sell weed control December 2015

Simple explanations and cutting down on options is the way to sell weed control, an often confusing product, says Geoff…

From The Archives: How to maximise impulse sales January 2017

Garden Centre Retail asks The Display Centre’s Ali Newton why garden centres should be on the lookout for impulse barriers…

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

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

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 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…
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