Business

Nisa and Dobbies launch new partnership

Nisa Retail has announced it has signed a deal with Dobbies to support the new Foodhall strategy.   The decision…

Garden centres see surge in outdoor plant sales in February

Sales in the outdoor plant category were up 61.1% compared to the same month the previous year (2018). Iain Wylie,…

Burcot Garden Centre permission for 11 houses

A planning application has gone to Bromsgrove District Council to build 11 houses on the site of Burcot Garden Centre.The…

Wykeham Gardens Plant Centre opened by local MP

West-Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin joined Wykeham Gardens Plant Centre to celebrate growth. Mrs Baldwin cut the ceremonial ribbon on the…

shed display at garden centre to be rejected due to green belt restrictions

A plan to allow sheds and conservatories sold from the back of a garden centre will be refused. This is…

Glee invests in new app for show

Glee joins the digital revolution with the launch of a new smartphone app. It’s designed to provide a matchmaking solution…

Haskins installs Spaciotempo temporary building

Spaciotempo is helping Haskins to grow thanks to the installation of a temporary store. Haskins at Snowhill chose Spaciotempo to…

Gates Garden Centre creating new farm shop

Builders are working on an extension at Gates Garden Centre in preparation for a farm shop. It will stock local…

Wentworth Garden Centre adds new restaurant

Contractors have recently begun work at Wentworth Garden Centre on the first phase of a new catering operation. It will…

GCA inspectors team strengthened by Jane Lawler

The GCA has this month welcomed Jane Lawler as its new inspector. Jane has more than 35 years’ experience in…

Cherry Lane buys Wyevale Barnett Hill

Value garden centre group Cherry Lane has bought Wyevale Barnett Hill. This represents the third acquisition of its type over…

Wyevale Garden Centres agrees sale of two garden centres

Wyevale Garden Centres announces the sale of two centres, Barnett Hill and Seven Hills. Barnett Hill has been sold to…

Paddock Farm garden centre reopens with HSBC funding

The reopening of Paddock Farm Garden Centre has saved six jobs, after the new owner received funding from HSBC. Local…

Fletchers Garden Centre to get indoor play area

Fletchers Garden Centre could soon have an indoor play area as part of extension plans. The garden centre in Eccleshall…

Online retail sales growth slows again in January

Online retail recorded its worst January sales growth (+7% YoY) in three years last month. The industry?s poor recent sales…

Gouldings Garden Centre to offer outdoor activities

Land at Gouldings Garden Centre in the Clyde Valley will turn into an adventure play park. Gouldings has submitted a…

A new garden centre will be built in the South West

A new farm shop, boutique garden centre and caf? is being built off the A38 in the South West. The…

Sarah Squire appointed Chair of Squire’s Garden Centres

Sarah Squire has taken her father’s place at the head of Squire’s Garden Centres. ? After 30 years as Chairman…

How garden centres can sell walking sticks

Garden Centre Retail speaks with Charlotte Gillan of Classic Canes to find out how to sell walking sticks. What are…

Elizabeth McKenna, apprentice star, at Grimsby Garden Centre

Grimsby Garden Centre has enlisted the help of BBC Apprentice star Elizabeth McKenna. Elizabeth offers a wealth of business knowledge…
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