January 23, 2018

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Garden centres scoop top awards at GCA conference -

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Smart Garden Products is bringing the Three Kings brand to Spring Fair -

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Wildlife World returns to Spring Fair in February 2018 -

Monday, January 22, 2018

Wyevale Nurseries landscape & amenity sales up by 20% -

Monday, January 22, 2018

Squire’s customers raise over £21,300 for local charities -

Monday, January 22, 2018

Garden centre in Devon wows customers with new cafe offering including ‘free from’ treats -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Catshill garden centre donates trees to Dudley Zoo -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Shoulder To Soldier makes plans at the Bents community allotment -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perrywood presents cheques totalling over £14,000 to chosen charities -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

BBC comedian to compere GCA awards dinner -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Paradise Park Garden Centre supports town academy -

Thursday, January 11, 2018

New roads mean workers facing job losses at Willesborough Wyevale garden centre -

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Bonningtons Announces New Website Launch -

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Squire’s in Long Ditton is Garden Centre of the Year -

Monday, January 8, 2018

Donkey Sanctuary thanks Dunbar Garden Centre visitors for their festive support -

Monday, January 8, 2018

Record breaking growth for Farplants’ Christmas offering -

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Notcutts celebrates successful 120th year -

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Tong Garden Centre launches staff reward and recognition scheme -

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Dogs met Santa at Squire’s -

Monday, December 18, 2017

Bunnings Warehouse opens its first store in South Yorkshire -

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Wyevale upgrades EPOS with Oracle

Oracle

Oracle has announced that it has won the deal upgrade the Wyevale Garden centre EPOS systems. The deal is allegedly worth about £7.5 million. It will see the MICROS system Retail J replaced by Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service, the latest MICROS hardware and Oracle Retail Customer Engagement. Oracle Retail consulting will complete the work. It is part of a major transformation project that was started by the new leadership in 2014. Roger Mclaughlan Chief Executive Officer, Wyevale commenting in the 2016 annual report said: “A key focus of the strategy is for the Group to improve its core systems and processes. A project has been started…

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Council’s new nursery kick-started by Johnsons of Whixley

Johnsons

Johnsons of Whixley’s Garden Centre Sales division has supplied approximately 64 trolleys worth of stock to The Arium in Leeds, a new City Council led initiative to provide horticultural support to all areas of Leeds. The Arium is the name for the newly-opened Leeds Parks Plant Nursery, which will grow more than three million plants a year for the city’s parks, roundabouts, flower beds, school grounds and other locations across the city. The new nursery opened for business on Thorner Lane in the Scarcroft area of the city on Saturday 7 October and has enjoyed excellent footfall and levels of…

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DLF Seeds Ltd confirms exclusive deal to distribute MossOff Chemical Free in UK

DLF

DLF Seeds Ltd is delighted to announce a new partnership with VivaGreen Group which will see them provide even more innovative gardening solutions to the garden centre market. DLF will act as a distributor of VivaGreen’s products in the UK, representing the range of MossOff Chemical Free products, and will be selling them through the independent garden centre channel with immediate effect. Both the Multi-Surface and Lawn versions of MossOff Chemical Free will be sold alongside the market-leading consumer facing brand, Johnsons Lawn Seed. All current MossOff Chemical Free orders will be fulfilled through the new distribution agreement and any…

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Industry backs Glee at Spring Fair 2018

Glee

In early 2017, Glee, the UK’s leading annual exhibition for the garden retail industry, announced it will be become a biannual event with the opening of a Glee concession show at Spring Fair 2018 (February, NEC Birmingham). Since this announcement, the garden retail industry has been quick to show its support of this new chapter for Glee.  Leading trade associations, GIMA, The HTA and Gardenex have all confirmed they will be supporting Glee at Spring Fair, with all maintaining a presence at the event in February. GIMA has also confirmed it will also be bringing its popular Buyer Connect event,…

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Smart Garden Products appoints new Trade Marketing Manager

Smart Garden

Smart Garden Products is delighted to announce that Caroline Holford has joined Smart Garden Products on 9th October as Trade Marketing Manager. Caroline beings a wealth of trade marketing experience having spent several years working with Dexam, Canon, HoMedics and Bic, among others. On joining a new industry, Caroline says “I am looking forward to transferring my extensive marketing experience in housewares, licensing and FMCG to the gardening sector.  I feel very fortunate to be joining the Smart Garden team at a time of such growth for both the company and the industry.  I am looking forward to taking on…

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Niwaki Christmas Open House: 24th & 25th November

Niwaki

Niwaki are holding their Christmas Open House on the 24th and 25th of November at their showroom in Semley. This is a great opportunity to meet the team and see the full range of fine pruning tools, tripod ladders, Japanese kitchen knives and other ‘Great Stuff from Japan’. Find unusual stocking fillers as well as practical presents with exclusive discounts, sushi and more. See the website for full details www.niwaki.com/openhouse or call 01747 445059

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JCB PAINT® announce the worldwide launch of Supertough™, Supersafe™, Superversatile™ paint

PAINT®

JCB PAINT® has created a paint which has been formulated to make it easy to use on almost any exterior surface and engineered to provide protection against the toughest conditions, like no other paint in the market. Invented in the UK, it has flame retardant and environmental resistant properties which along with the re-usable and recycle packaging offers testament to the company’s ethos to making the world a safer place. Company CEO Chris Honer stated: “We believe that the consumer and professional decorator has had to endure the arduous task of choosing different types of paint for their exterior requirements…

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Plans lodged for new coffee shop and events area at Aberdeen garden centre

Aberdeen

An Aberdeen garden centre is hoping to bloom with plans to expand. The proposals for Ben Reid Nursery and Garden Centre in Aberdeen would see a new coffee shop and outdoor event area installed. The independent company has been running a garden centre at Countesswells Road since 1985, but has operated at the site for 250 years. The plans have been lodged so the firm can continue to compete with larger retailers. Pleydell Smithyman Ltd has put forward the proposed development on behalf of the garden centre. It is claimed the addition of a coffee shop could increase turnover by 25% and a…

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GARDENA unveils new route to market with sales agents

gardena

This year sees the leading European brand for high quality garden watering and care tools, GARDENA recruit a dedicated network of sales agents to build brand presence and boost sales into garden centres. Twelve experienced and well-known agents will service garden centres in the UK. This dynamic team of agents have had many years of practical experience in the industry. Garden centres will be able to call upon these agents to provide top quality products to garden centre retailers with a speedy delivery time, as stock will be delivered straight from GARDENA’s factory in Germany. Direct deliveries will be available…

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Durstons hold prices for 2018

Durstons

Recent press reports indicate that the rising costs and poor harvests of Growing Media in 2017 are forcing manufacturers to hike up their prices for 2018. The reports also suggest that these higher costs are in-part due to many of these products coming from overseas. It blames increased freight costs, environmental costs, as well as wage increases of 10.4% in Ireland alone, due to the minimum wage rises being implemented, and so it goes on……. It doesn’t help either, that by shopping abroad, UK companies are forced to trade in euros. So what is the answer we ask ourselves? Well,…

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