Welcome to the July issue of Garden Centre Retail…
■ News Centre: A round-up of news from the industry
■ News Extra: Garden Centre Retail took a trip to the HTA National Plant Show
■ Association News: The Garden Centre Association and Horticultural Trades Association share more of their thoughts on what they have planned for 2014.
■ Business Tips: Simon Quinton Smith talks about rating assessments, Ian Boardman discusses developing and moving forward, and Jeremy Davies is back with the importance of putting security on your agenda.
■ Opinions: Jane Perrone talks about the beauty of wildlife in the garden, and Kevin Waters shares his thoughts on customer loyalty, and how important it can be.
■ View From The Top: Tammy Woodhouse and Sue Allen of Millbrook Garden Company share with us the history behind the family run business as well as what they have planned for the future.
■ Store Design: Paul Pleydell, in the fifth instalment of his series, tells us about the significance of the building you retail from.
■ Plant Focus: Lucy Summers, garden designer and plant lover, shares her secrets on scented plants, and engaging the customer to find out what they really want.
■ Catering: Vision Commercial Kitchens Ltd speak to garden centre retail about how garden centres can make the most of al fresco dining.
■ Catering Q&A: We ask five different garden centres a series of questions about their al fresco catering facilities and what they have to offer.
■ Product Lines: A selection of product news and latest product features that look at outdoor displays with words from Timber Displays, as well as latest product pages on pest control, clothing, and wildlife
■ Trading with: This month, Garden Centre Retail speaks to John Rushby of Genpower about what the company has planned for the rest of 2014.
■ Jobs: A collection of vacancies from across the garden retail industry.
■ Staff Room: A selection of little interviews, a calendar of ‘what’s on’ and Alex’s corner all feature in our Staff Room section.
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