The Retailers’ Choice Award was announced at Glee on Wednesday 16 September.
The award was announced at a special ceremony led by Carol Paris, chief executive of the Horticultural Trades Association, and Matthew Mein, portfolio director of Glee. The award was first introduced to Glee’s award roster in 2013, and allows visitors the chance to tell the industry which product has caught their eye, whilst also representing an exciting sales opportunity in the year ahead.
Retailers’ Choice Award winner: Uuni with the Uuni 2 wood-fired oven.
The winner drew praise from visitors for its unique design and contemporary styling. The winning product is also highly reflective of the latest consumer trends for contemporary outdoor entertaining, and also the retailers’ focus on encouraging younger shoppers into store.
Matthew Mein, Glee’s event director, said: “Congratulations to Uuni on this exciting win. The Uuni 2 is a great product, and most deserving of the title bestowed on them by Glee’s visiting retailers.”
This year two companies have also been awarded the title of ‘highly commended’, drawing an equal number of votes from retailers: Deco-Pak with its Buddha head statue and Eden Greenhouses with the Birdlip Greenhouse.