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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…

Preparing for Christmas at Highfield Garden World

At Highfield Garden World in Gloucestershire, they confirm their Christmas tree order around September and sell about 1,100 real trees…

GCR Feature: All fired up: Heating a garden centre

How you heat your garden centre can encourage customers to browse for longer and keep stock dry. Specialists Powrmatic give…

UK last in Europe to ‘turn on’ to robotic mowers latest research reveals

Research undertaken by Flymo has revealed that the UK is the last European country to turn on to robotic mowers.…

INTERVIEW: Tillington Group appoint new chair

There is a new Chairman of the Tillington Buying Group, following the retirement of Harry McDermid after 16 successful years.…

Start selling plants online!

Garden Connect’s managing director Edwin Meijer explains how to efficiently start selling plants online. Plants are the core business of…

Zapper, revolutionising retail?

Zapper the fast growing, global data insights and mobile payment platform, has adapted its Pay-at-Counter solution, currently very successful in…

Three ways to integrate your loyalty card with Facebook

Garden Connect’s managing director Edwin Meijer explains the benefits of linking your loyalty card to Facebook. Two weeks ago I…

HTA technology conference report

Many topics were on the agenda for the HTA Technology Conference, which took place in Solihull this week. From apps,…

Hum Flowerpots – A story of innovation

Showcasing British manufacturing and innovation, this new product has made a vivid impression on the garden, gift and home retail…

Five ways you can benefit from Black Friday

GCR assistant editor Charlie Cook discusses maximising profitability while at the same time avoiding Black Friday becoming ‘Punch-Your-Neighbour-for-an-iPad day’. 2014…
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