In This Issue
With Wyevale Garden Centres CEO and trading director set to depart, the plot thickens…
Azpects launch consumer range retailers have asked for
Happy start to the New Year, says GTN Bestsellers
What were the bestselling garden products of 2018?
Hilliers burlgars caught on CCTV
Nursery's printed blue pots resolve kerbside recycling issue.
Hare Hatch Sheeplands owner’s delight over court decision
Zest 4 Leisure smashes charity fundraising target
LOFAssured achieves 100% success rate
Karen awarded BEM for services to Cub Scouts
Contractors appointed for Tong GC's £4m development
What to expect at Glee at Spring Fair 2019
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
GIMA-LOFA seminar will bring you up to speed on working with agents
Garden lighting sales sparkle at start of the year
Early Bird gardeners get growing
Know your bestselling onions
Chirpy start for Wild Bird Care
Flying start to the year for plant sales
The best of last week's
Roger Mclaughlan set to leave as Wyevale GC announces management changes
Noma celebrate 80 years in glitzy style
GTN Bestsellers reveal the Top 100 Christmas products for 2018
Work begins on transformation of Notcutts Ditchling
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Spotlight on sustainability and efficiency at biggest ever Commercial Kitchen Show
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With Wyevale Garden Centres CEO and trading director set to depart, the plot thickens…
The loss of two key executives heightens the intrigue at Wyevale Garden Centres.  GTNXtra explores the implications

With Wyevale Garden Centres CEO and trading director leaving at the end of the month, a big question mark inevitably hangs over the prospect of Wyevale Garden Centres existing as a group by the end of this year...

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Azpects launch consumer range retailers have asked for

Azpects,  the professional market leader for outdoor surface and patio care products,  have added a consumer range to their EASYCare brand offer...

 

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Happy start to the New Year, says GTN Bestsellers

A combination of New Year Sales and mild weather has seen volume sales at garden centres place a smile on many industry faces. After just two weeks the GTN Bestsellers All Sales Index sits at 7% up year on year.

 

 

Congratulations go to Leisuregrow who celebrated 80 years of Noma at Harrogate with a gala anniversary event.

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What were the bestselling garden products of 2018?
 

Whilst plant sales soared when the gardening season eventually got going last year, garden product sales didn’t follow in the same way. The sales volumes of the GTN Bestsellers Garden products Top 50 for the whole year sees a 19% drop year on year.

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Hilliers burlgars caught on CCTV

Burglars who broke into Hilliers Chichester garden centre and stole cash were spotted on a CCTV camera...

 

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Nursery's printed blue pots resolve kerbside recycling issue.
Trade well-briefed - but consumer awareness lags behind

 

Whilst 2018 saw a widespread move across the industry towards carbon pigment free pots, Porters Fuchsias’ Happy Plants brand have taken their recycling efforts one step further, with the addition of a recycling print to their 2019 Poppelmann Blue pots...

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Hare Hatch Sheeplands owner’s delight over court decision

 

Wokingham Borough Council has been refused permission to appeal by Lady Justice Hallett DBE, Vice President of the Court of Appeal Criminal Division, against a ruling made at Reading Crown Court last year related to a prosecution action sought by the council...

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Zest 4 Leisure smashes charity fundraising target
 

Employees of Zest 4 Leisure, a leading trade supplier of quality timber garden products including furniture, arches, arbours and fencing, have collectively smashed their charity fundraising target for 2018. Throughout the year the company raised a fantastic £10,665 for Action for Children.

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Spotlight on sustainability and efficiency at biggest ever Commercial Kitchen Show

Commercial Kitchen – the UK's leading kitchen equipment, services and design show at the NEC in 4-5 – will feature innovations and solutions designed to help food service equipment buyers and caterers make their kitchens greener, says organiser Diversified Communications UK...

 

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LOFAssured achieves 100% success rate

 

LOFA has announced that 100% of members offering cushions and cushioned outdoor furniture have now earned LOFAssured accreditation. 

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Karen awarded BEM for services to Cub Scouts
 

A member of the sales support team at Wyevale Nurseries was awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours List...

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Contractors appointed for Tong GC's £4m development

 

Yorkshire contractors have started work on the first phase of a £4 million project to develop Tong Garden Centre near Bradford...

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What to expect at Glee at Spring Fair 2019

 

Glee at Spring Fair 2019 event director Matthew Mein provides an update on what the industry can expect, and why the event is a ‘must attend’ as retailers finesse their spring plans...

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