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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…

How to sell… candles

The majority of consumers have noticed that garden centres stock great gift products and that you’re convenient places to buy…

Selling in a hectic world

In today’s evermore hectic world, the chances to slow down and relax become harder to find. We look for a…

David Standing: know your customer

David Standing, commercial director of AIS, discusses the importance of knowing your customer. Whilst it might be stating the obvious,…

Jeremy Davies: preventing customer theft

Jeremy Davies, managing director of GCS (GB) Limited, explains how to prevent customer theft. The issue of customer theft is…

How EPoS can help your garden centre

Keith Bateman from EPoS provider Davidson Richards introduces the electronic point of sale solution and how it can add profitability and efficiency to…

Guy Moreton: recruiting the right staff

  Guy Moreton, director of MorePeople, discusses how to recruit the right staff. I have been in the horticulture trade…

Keith Bateman: what to consider when reviewing an EPoS solution

Keith Bateman of Davidson Richards explains what to consider when reviewing an EPoS solution. EPoS and retail management is a…

David Standing: changing the customer demographic

David Standing, commercial director of AIS, discusses how to change customer demographic. Garden centres in recent years have been great…

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…
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