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 the hearts and minds of your customers.
■ Plant Focus: Lucy Summers talks about how to get post Christmas colour into your customers gardens.
■ Latest Products: A roundup of products from this month in the industry
■ What to see: Spring Fair: A taste of what’s on offer at the show in February.
■ Category Review: Geoff Hodge looks at weed control.
■ After recruitment: how to train and develop your staff: Guy Moreton explains how to keep and develop your staff
■ Staff room: Three little interviews from industry personalities
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