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  • Garland urges retailers to secure stocks as demand soars

    The launch of over 40 new products at Glee 2018 has contributed to a significant surge in sales for Garland Products.
    The company’s sales have risen by 90 percent in the past month and by 50 per cent on the year.
    The company is keen to alert new customers to availability problems unless they notify Garland of requirements.
    Mark Dedman, Sales Director says:”We have worked closely with garden and hardware retailers for many years. We know only too well the difficulties that retailers have in estimating their stocking requirements.
    “It is in their interests to communicate their future ordering expectations to their suppliers. Unless they wish to risk being high and dry in the spring of 2019.
    “If retailers talk to their suppliers now it will give those suppliers the opportunity to invest in the extra stock for the coming season.
    “Retailers that sit tight and hope that stock will be available at short notice may be disappointed. This is something that we are trying to avoid.
    “Garland has always invested to provide its customers with products they need at short notice. We will continue with that policy, but input from the retail sector is important to help us in our aims.
    “In spite of increasing our stock and warehouse capacity for 2018, we had to turn away some new customers in March. Whilst we have invested further still in stock, the same situation could arise early next year.
    “We would urge retailers that have not yet placed orders to contact us now to avoid disappointment.”

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