December 12, 2017

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Are millennials driving houseplant sales in garden centres? -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Chris Pateman appointed as HTA Chair -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Retail industry welcomes progress on Brexit talks -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Profits wilt at Dobbies Garden Centres -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Warner Bros order garden centre to take down festive Harry Potter display -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Cardwell Garden Centre Dig In To Help Green-Fingered Pupils -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Coconut Kitchen range now available in Dobbies Garden Centres throughout the UK -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Santa’s grotto is being rebuilt after blaze at Notcutts garden centre -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Council-run Inspirations Garden Centre faces axe as part of £2.7million cuts -

Monday, December 4, 2017

Fire engulfs Santa’s grotto at Notcutts Garden Centre in Woodbridge -

Monday, December 4, 2017

Garden centre worker jailed for fraud -

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Wyevale Garden Centre in Andover hosts ‘royal’ opening -

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold, Droitwich, ram raided by gang -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Santa arrived in style at Squire’s Garden Centres -

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Composite Prime launches HD Fence to rival traditional timber panels -

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Perrywood Garden Centres celebrates winning GCA regional Christmas award -

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Dobbies makes a students Christmas wish comes true at King’s Lynn garden centre -

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

BRC responds to publication of industrial strategy paper -

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Thetford Garden Centre unveils refurbished cafe -

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hare Hatch Sheeplands in garden centre closure threat -

Monday, November 27, 2017

Garden Centre Retail attends the Van Hage Exclusive Christmas Preview event

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At the Van Hage Exclusive Christmas Preview evening on 29th September, Garden Centre Retail’s Ash O’Mahony spoke to marketing manager Lynsey Martinez about the importance of events for garden centres. With visitors enjoying a variety of Christmas themed displays and Christmas trees as well as free food and wine tasting, a grand raffle, shopping discounts and even the chance to meet a reindeer, Lynsey explains why events are a top priority for Van Hage in the coming year.   How did the event go? It went really well, we had a lovely atmosphere, great feedback on the Christmas Shop and…

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Garden Centre Retail – October 2015 issue

Garden Centre Retail

Garden Centre Retail – October 2015 issue News centre: Mary Berry at Wisley, seeds in space, and a round-up of the industry’s latest news Association news: The HTA appoints its new president; GCA releases barometer of trade results Going undercover: Liz Dobbs offers innovative ways to rejuvenate your house plant offer Coming into style: Kevin Waters adapts his Glee tour of visual merchandising to suit the calendar year The future of garden centre design: Mike Still says ‘experience’ and ‘lifestyle’ will gain importance in retail structure, look and layout Centre fit for a gardening legend: Des O’Neill outlines the work…

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Garden Centre Retail – July issue

Garden Centre Retail – July issue 2015 News centre: A roundup of the latest news in the industry Association news: A review of the HTA catering event and news of the venue for the GCA’s golden jubilee conference Here comes the sun: Liz Dobbs discusses how to target those wanting to entertain outside 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 consumer At the high end: Retail expert Dr Nicola Davies on how to unleash your customers’ inner snob Information is power: Keith…

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Garden Centre Retail – June 2015 issue

Garden Centre Retail

Garden Centre Retail – June 2015 issue News centre: A roundup of the latest news in the industry Association news: The HTA discusses its presence at RHS Chelsea Flower Show; GCA figures show increasing popularity in barbecue sales Stars in your aisles: Liz Dobbs discusses how to properly match the branding to your needs Suitably attired: Jane Perrone discusses the most effective ways to market clothes to garden centre customers Turning browsers into buyers: Doug Stewart suggests 10 ways to boost sales this summer Make your presence felt: Martin Newman argues that ‘cannibalisation’ of instore garden centre sales is an…

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Garden Centre Retail – May 2015 issue

Garden Centre Retail

Garden Centre Retail – May 2015 issue News centre: A roundup of the latest news in the industry Association news: The HTA announces Valentine Warner as the keynote speaker at its catering conference; GCA figures show increasing popularity in non-traditional selling categories. Made in Chelsea: Liz Dobbs on how to take advantage of the Chelsea Flower Show buzz The kids are alright: Jane Perrone discusses how to turn your garden centre into a destination for those with children Terrific tweets: Doug Stewart suggests 10 ways to boost sales using Twitter Getting the knowledge: GCA chief executive Iain Wylie discusses the organisation’s innovative online learning tool, and…

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Garden Centre Retail – April 2015 issue

Garden Centre Retail

Garden Centre Retail – April 2015 issue News centre: A roundup of the latest news in the industry Association news: The HTA announces its Catering Conference; two new modules for the GCA’s e-learning initiative Garden Retail Online Workshops. How to sell to generation rent: Liz Dobbs on how to persuade renters to invest in their outdoor space Plastic fantastic: Jane Perrone discusses how to get the most from fake plants All grown up: Doug Stewart suggests 10 ways to boost sales and add inspiration to the heart of any garden centre Concessions: Wyevale Garden Centres Head of Concession Sales Emma Conroy discusses ways to expand the…

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Garden Centre Retail – March 2015

Garden Centre Retail

The March issue of leading publication Garden Centre Retail is now online and ready to be read by the industry. News centre: A round-up of the latest news in the industry. Association news: The Garden Centre Association and the Horticultural Trades Association share insights on news from around the sector. Business tips: Liz Dobbs shows how click and collect can boost sales and customer service. Let’s hear it from…: Homebase Managing Director Paul Loft discusses current and future plans. Focus on catering: The recent GCA award-winning Fran Goch garden centre tells us about its journey to success. Plant focus: Lucy…

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Garden Centre Retail – Feb 2015

News Centre: A round-up of industry news. ■ Association News: The Garden Centre Association and Horticultural Trades Association share more of their thoughts on what’s going on this year. ■ Opinion:  Jane Perrone shows independents how to build brand identity. ■ Business Tips: Liz Dobbs looks at sustainability. Keith Bateman asks how EPoS can reduce costs. Dominic Keen discusses the value of mobile commerce for Christmas 2015. ■ View From The Top: This month Garden Centre Retail spoke to Ally Moseley, director and general manager of Fairways Garden Centre, Ashbourne. ■ Store Design: Paul Playdell advises looks at how to build stronger relationships with customers this spring. ■ Plant…

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Garden Centre Retail – Jan 2015

News Centre: A round-up of news from the industry ■ Association News: The Garden Centre Association and Horticultural Trades Association share more of their thoughts on what’s going on this year. ■ Business Tips:  Liz Dobbs on the growing issue of compost and Keith Bateman on harnessing technology. ■ Opinions: Jane Perrone discusses concessions in garden centres and Tina Patel looks at getting the right mix of technology. ■ View From The Top: This month Garden Centre Retail spoke to managing director, Andy McIndoe, to give us an insight into the past, present and future of the Hillier Nuseries. ■ Store Design: Paul Playdell advises on how to win…

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Garden Centre Retail – Nov/Dec issue

■ News Centre: A round-up of news from the industry ■ FutureLines: A brand new event for the garden retail industry, coming to you in spring 2015. ■ Association News: The Garden Centre Association and Horticultural Trades Association share more of their thoughts on what’s going on this year. ■ Business Tips:  Edwin Mejier on in-store smartphone usage, Simon Quinton Smith explains the Bank of England economy report, Liz Dobbs looks at the benefits of stocking fruit, Dennis Reid offers advice on improving sales and Keith Bateman on EPoS for small businesses. ■ Opinions: Kevin Waters discusses how to integrate a culture into your brand and…

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