Features

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…

Garden Centre Retail attends the Van Hage Exclusive Christmas Preview event

At the Van Hage Exclusive Christmas Preview evening on 29th September, Garden Centre Retail’s Ash O’Mahony spoke to marketing manager…

Garden Connect: we’re better together, aren’t we?

Garden Connect’s Edwin Meijer talks about the benefit of having an ePos system. Summer is almost over so traditionally the…

Squires Badshot celebrate 80th anniversary with summer evening garden party

Event: Summer Evening Garden Party Location: Squire’s Garden Centre, Badshot Lea Road, Farnham, GU9 9JX Date: Thursday 18th August Time:…

New cutting tools enliven the autumn trade

The trade and consumers enter this autumn gardening season well-equipped with the new generation of GARDENA Secateurs – a range of…

GCR Feature: Enhance the customer journey to see loyalty bloom

Alison Brown, marketing manager at K3 CRM, looks at the ways garden centre retailers can integrate multiple data sets to…

GCR Feature: Follow the money – diversify

Garden centre design and business consultant Paul Pleydell argues that to thrive going forward, garden centres may need to diversify…

GCR Feature: People counter and measuring footfall

Garden centres can and should take advantage of new technology, and one way to do this is by tracking footfall…

GCR Feature: A quick bite: food service equipment

Gary Thacker, director of national accounts at foodservice equipment manufacturer Fri-Jado, advises garden centre caterers on using front of house…

Five smart and inspiring tips

Garden Connect’s Edwin Meijer shares his top five smart and inspiring tips on using the advances in technology to increase…

GCR Interview: Mark Cleary, Old Railway Line Garden Centre

The Old Railway Line in Powys is one of the most highly regarded centres in the country, winning numerous awards…
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