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John McFarland: harness the love for homemade

John McFarland – from Sugar and Crumbs, a supplier of baking products to retailers which was established in 2013 –…

Liz Dobbs: how green is your garden centre?

Liz Dobbs ponders plastic remains in a garden and calls on garden centres to help their customers be more sustainable.…

Ian Boardman: developing your business and moving forward

Ian Boardman, garden centre growth specialist and director of his own company, IBBIS (UK) Limited discusses how to develop your…

The benefits of biological fertilisers

Robert Patten, MD of PlantWorks, talks us through biological fertilisers and the opportunity garden centres have to expand their offering…

Achieving effective ‘point of sale’

Debra Jamieson of UK POS explains why using point of sale in your garden centre can prove useful and allow…

The interview process

Guy Moreton, director of MorePeople discusses the key steps in the interview process. The interview, in my opinion, is the…

The customer journey: how to get them to shop the whole store

Mike Still discusses the importance of intuitive garden centre design in maximising potential footfall How often have you found yourself…

Keith Bateman: EPoS training in order to maximise your investment

  Keith Bateman of Davidson Richards discusses how to use EPoS training in order to maximise your investment. An EPoS…

Jeremy Davies: putting security on your agenda?

Jeremy Davies, managing director of Garden Centre Security, talks to Garden Centre Retail about putting security on the agenda. The…

Keith Bateman: How can EPoS reduce your costs?

  Keith Bateman explains how EPoS can reduce the costs of your business. One of the most obvious reasons for…

Customer loyalty schemes: maximising the opportunities

With garden centres enjoying high levels of customer loyalty, Keith Bateman says getting the most out of loyalty schemes makes good…

Concessions: a great opportunity to expand your appeal

Garden Centre Retail talks to Emma Conroy, Head of  Concessions at Wyevale Garden Centres, about how concession retailing can complement…

The benefits of an online presence

Ian Phillips -owner of Letsgoplanting – discusses the benefits of an online presence. Many company owners and managers believe that…

Doug Stewart: 10 ways to boost sales in the planteria

  Garden Centre Consultant Doug Stewart shares ten ways to add inspiration to the heart of every garden centre –…

Click & collect: you’re missing a trick if you don’t

  Liz Dobbs – researcher, editor, writer and author on all things garden and plant related – discusses how to…

Keith Bateman: The value of EPoS for smaller independents

Keith Bateman discusses the value of EPoS for the smaller independent garden centres. For smaller independents, retail management is often done…

Family business: The effect of emotions on decision making

Dr Nicola Davies – psychologist and writer – takes a look at decision making within family-run garden centres where emotions…

Edwin Meijer – get started with your web shop

Edwin Meijer founder of Garden Connect – the provider of online marketing services to over 150 garden centres since 2002…

Creating the feel-good factor in your garden centre’s restaurant

Catering can play a major role in boosting your garden centre’s appeal and turnover. Thermoflor has discussed this matter with…

Are you selling and displaying your seeds properly?

Liz Dobbs – a researcher, editor, writer and author on all things garden and plant related – talks to Garden Centre Retail…
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