In This Issue
Baytree set to buy Dents in Downham Market
Storm Deirdre takes gloss off Christmas, but it's better than last year for Garden Centres
Wyevale refine leadership structures and introduce more flexible ways of workings
Old Railway Line Garden Centre implements Corby & Fellas WinRetail System
Award-winning Primeur expands team as demand soars
No snow brings Christmas joy to festive sales
Poinsettias peak but not at last year's levels
HTA to promote children's gardening at Chelsea
Helping the homeless this Christmas
£2,500 award on offer in horticultural research scholarship
Oliver, 3, gets apology from Dobbies after he was stopped from meeting Santa
Johnsons garden centre plant sales soar by 10%
Taylors announce results of Autumn Bulbland Competition
Green light for Tong's £4m expansion plan
Crawley garden centre hopes to raise £10,000 for Alzheimer’s Society in continued support until 2020
A step towards protecting world forests
Daily Mail takes online tilt at Bents 'wagtastic Christmas'
HTA campaign will help you sell health and wellbeing benefits of gardening
17 national groups promised at IPM Essen plant show
Candlelight bring new gift collection to Spring Fair
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Former Dobbies CEO is new HTA chairman
Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen to speak at 2019 GCA conference
Welcome boost for garden product sales
Ho, ho, ho! Christmas sets a new record
From 18% down to near parity confirms great eight months
Wild Bird Care sales increased in line with overall sales
Ball Colegrave launch new Speedplanters as demand grows
BALI raises valuable funds for Greenfingers
Tildenet promote James Leyland to head up group marketing
These plants match retail colour trends says nursery
STAX perx rewards programme saves customers thousands
Flopro Professional exceeds expectations
Campingaz fuels growth of cylinders with new Flogas partnership
The best of last week's
Recently sold Wyevale Garden Centre to be renamed
Grovewell grows to four with Hamstreet from Wyevale
Dobbies grows sales following management shake up
Plans to knock down another former Wyevale centre and build homes is blocked
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Baytree set to buy Dents in Downham Market

Baytree Nurseries Ltd. are in the process of buying Dents Garden Centre in Hilgay, just south of Downham Market in Norfolk...

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Storm Deirdre takes gloss off Christmas, but it's better than last year for Garden Centres

Storm Deirdre may have had devastating effects on high street retail footfall but it didn't stop garden centres selling as much as the snow of last year...

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Wyevale refine leadership structures and introduce more flexible ways of workings

With 39 centres out of 145 sold as we approach Christmas, Wyevale Garden Centres appear to be streamlining their staffing levels as they prepare what's left of the UK's biggest Garden Centre group for trading in 2019...

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Old Railway Line Garden Centre implements Corby & Fellas WinRetail System
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Corby & Fellas are delighted to announce that, yet another prestigious garden centre - The Old Railway Line Garden Centre in Brecon, Powys - has installed WinRetail, the powerful, comprehensive and fully integrated Retail Management EPoS, E-commerce and Retail Management System...

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Award-winning Primeur expands team as demand soars
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After a fantastic 2018, Primeur expand their team with agents to help with the demand for their award-winning products...

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No snow brings Christmas joy to festive sales

 

No snow made for a joyous time in garden centres last week.  Christmas sales reached a new high and with footfall significantly up compared to last year when we had our first dump of snow, all of the GTN Bestsellers sales indexes for the week were up with the exception of Wild Bird Care...

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Poinsettias peak but not at last year's levels
 

Plant sales rallied as garden centre footfalls reached peak levels pre-Christmas to deliver sales up 13% on the same week last year.  Poinsettia sales soared to reach No 1 but didn’t quite hit the peaks of last year.  Perhaps this year’s peak Poinsettia sales will come over the next two weeks...

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HTA to promote children's gardening at Chelsea

 

The HTA will be returning to RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2019 with a Discovery Zone exhibit titled ‘Helping Children Grow’, promoting National Children’s Gardening Week...

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Helping the homeless this Christmas
 

‘Charity begins at home’, or so the saying goes.  But for those people who find themselves without a home charity is even more important, and with this in mind colleagues at Bents Garden & Home have been busy creating and collecting Christmas gift boxes for the homeless...

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£2,500 award on offer in horticultural research scholarship

A new Horticultural Research Scholarship has been launched by the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) to support applied research in the horticulture industry...

 

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Oliver, 3, gets apology from Dobbies after he was stopped from meeting Santa

Dobbies has apologised to a three-year-old boy who was turned away from a Santa's grotto at its Gailey centre in Staffordshire because he wasn't on Father Christmas's list...

 

 

 

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Johnsons garden centre plant sales soar by 10%
 

Johnsons Garden Centre Sales, which supplies plants to independent garden centres, has put ambitious plans in place for 2019 following a year of strong growth...

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Taylors announce results of Autumn Bulbland Competition

 

Sunshine Garden Centre in London has been crowned National Winner of the Taylors Autumn 2108 Bulbland competition...

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Green light for Tong's £4m expansion plan
 

 

 

Bradford Council has passed Tong Garden Centre's £4 million plans for  major expansion due to start in January... 

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Crawley garden centre hopes to raise £10,000 for Alzheimer’s Society in continued support until 2020

 

Haskins Garden Centre in Crawley has announced its continued support of Alzheimer’s Society until 2020. Haskins in Snowhill has been fundraising and raising awareness for the charity since January 2017 and now the popular garden centre has revealed its continued support over the coming years...

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A step towards protecting world forests
 

With environmental issues at the forefront of many consumer spending decisions, corporate responsibility is high on the agenda for Premier Decorations Ltd; and the company is delighted to announce its award of FSC® Chain of Custody certification...

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Daily Mail takes online tilt at Bents 'wagtastic Christmas'

The Daily Mail had some online festive fun at the expense of Bents Garden & Home, in a report by Jan Moir sending up its “wagtastic Christmas decorations”...

 

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HTA campaign will help you sell health and wellbeing benefits of gardening

 

 

The HTA’s ‘Gardening is good for you’ campaign will set out to help the industry to press home the many benefits of gardens and gardening to health and wellbeing...

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17 national groups promised at IPM Essen plant show

IPM Essen, the increasingly popular German plant show, says 17 countries will exhibit in national groups at the 2019 event next month...

 

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Candlelight bring new gift collection to Spring Fair

Candlelight Products Ltd will be revealing its extended own-brand candle collection at Spring Fair 2019 in February...

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