The Garden Centre Retail August/September is available to read online

 
Garden Centre Retail Aug/Sep cover
Cover of the August/September cover

The issue is full of educational, informative and inspiring articles, written by the industry, for the industry.

 
It also includes an in-depth look at some of the exhibitors at Glee for 2018.

Garden Centre Retail business section

The business section contains an interview with the 4th-best garden centre in the country.
 
 
Both Hannah and Simon joined the family business after careers in other sectors.
 
They tell us about the change in plan, along with developing the business going forward. They also spoke about what the GCA ranking and inspection means to them.
 
Along side the interview in the business section is an article on employee engagement and emerging trends in gardening.
 
Garden Centre Retail signage
Signage from Print 2 Media

Alexander Mackie talks us through the process of buying a garden centre. Darren Earnshaw provides his valuable expertise including which questions to ask yourself.

 
We take a signage tour of a garden centre with Print 2 Media. TheCornwall-based company showcases how effective signs work.
 
Paula Parker, the owner of PP8 Marketing Consultancy, talks using local press as a marketing tool.
Paula is involved in the Retail Lab at Glee. She explains what you can do to get local papers to promote your business.
 
Garden Centre Retail Children's Gardening
Children’s gardening

Our catering focus looks at a restaurants seasonal offerings. Carla McKenzie at MYA Consulting talks about jumping on the Halloween and Christmas hype.

 
Finally, for the business section, GCR opens a dialogue with regards to children’s gardening. It’s a market that is the future custom for this sector. We see what some garden centres and suppliers are doing to encourage youngsters into the garden.
 

Products

Garden Centre Retail Pelargoniums
Pelargoniums

The plant focus this issue sees award-winning garden designer Claudia De Yong share her knowledge of Pelargoniums. She talks care, disease and what a garden centre can do to promote sales of the versatile species.

 
 
Garden Centre Retail
Heating products

Vitavia share their ideas of displaying garden buildings. The company is celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2018. Tony Hutchinson spoke with GCR about how a garden centre can increase sales in this sector.

 
To round off the product sector, lighting, heating and clothing products are all showcased.

Glee preview

Finally, the Glee preview is full of information. We look at what’s new this year and what Garden Centre Retail has planned for the show. It’s our fifth year exhibiting in 2018.
 
We also have a round up of exhibitors that are definitely worth visiting.
 
That’s it for this issue. We’ll see you at Glee on stand 19J61.

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