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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…

When Black Friday comes…

This time last year, ‘Black Friday’ saw certain retailers descending into chaos due to often manic bargain-hunting on the part…

Five things you didn’t know about e-commerce

The UK is the number one country for online shopping in the world. Brits are spending more online than any…

See me, feel me

For retail guru Mike Still, product display is arguably the most powerful weapon a retailer possesses. It’s a shame then,…

It is easy being green

Jane Perrone talks about how to use ethical garden products to attract a more socially aware, and potentially more well-off,…

How to sell… garden tools

Geoff Hodge offers tips on how to steer your customers towards what they really need – and how to keep…

Make your presence felt: understanding the options for selling online

Martin Newman argues that ‘cannibalisation’ of in-store garden centre sales is an inevitable but necessary by-product of an effective e-commerce…

Here comes the sun

Don’t rely just on keen garden and plants customers to boost your mid-summer sales – Liz Dobbs suggests also targeting…

Information is power

  Keith Bateman discusses how garden centres can get more out of their electronic point of sale and retail management…

Turning customer service into sales

Dennis Reid explores how implementing a strategy to turn service into sales. When they can, shoppers will always choose control…

How to sell clothes

With non-core sales categories becoming ever-more popular, Jane Perrone discusses the most effective ways to sell clothes to garden centre…

Terrific at Twitter

Garden centre consultant Doug Stewart shares 10 ways to attract customers to your garden centre by creating an engaging, genuine…

Turning browsers into buyers

In the good old days shoppers – and browsers – were on a mission. They had a list, they knew…
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