In This Issue
Caulders buy two centres from Dobbies
New Marketing Manager for LOFA
February sales get off to a ‘snow’ start
The Pot Company offers unique range of Chinese Water Jars with exclusive discount
E.P. Barrus continues expansion with new warehouse
Vitavia greenhouses bring life to the garden
Glee at Spring Fair exhibitors report high levels of orders
And the winners are….Glee at Spring Fair New Product Showcase winners confirmed
Sipcam urges retailers to stock up on natural slug and snail controls to meet demand ahead of metaldehyde ban
Doff launches OF&G certified Ferric Phosphate slug killer
Applications now open for GCA Rising Stars programmes
Charnley’s relief as demolition threat is lifted
Dean's raises record breaking £29,903.70 for charity
Take part in the ‘Gardening is Good for You!’ campaign
Notcutts make Pennies count for The Royal British Legion
Squire’s to hold “Bottle Garden” masterclass
GROEN-Direkt’s Spring Fair: wider range, more visitors
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Feeding frenzy for wild birds
Pots provide extra sales during challenging week
John Innes mixes provides welcome sales growth
Plant sales stall...but tulips bloom
Choice ‘Meet the Buyer’ at Spring Fair
Invasive insects and climate changes, Arrigoni answers with “green healthcare”
‘Ask the Expert’ zone at The Future for International Trade Conference
The best of last week's
Hillview Group put 6 sites up for sale
Smart acquires Briers
Wyevale Garden Centres sell six more centres
Downtown re-development to include new garden centre
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All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
A world of vegan innovation at the Natural Food Show 2019
Loungers chairman Alex Reilley confirmed for Casual Dining
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Feeding frenzy for wild birds

Wild Bird Care was the only sector of the GTN Bestsellers charts that saw growth on last year, both for last week and the year to date. 

Whilst Gardman feed lines continue to dominate the chart with 37 lines out of the Top 50, two Chapelwood Feeder lines from Smart Garden have muscled their way into the Top 10 this week.

Highlights were:

  • Smart Chapelwood Heavy Duty Seed Feeder Medium is the highest new entry at No. 3
  • Gardman Seed Mix 2kg is the highest re-entry at No 9.
  • Gardman Sunflower Hearts 2kg + 25% Extra climbed 31 places up the chart to No 19.


Veg-2-Gro chart footnote
Just as plant sales stalled, so did Veg-2-Gro sales. Even seed potato and onion set sales were significantly down on the first week of February last year.

Highlights were:

  • Red Baron onion sets continue to be the most popular veg for planting just now.  Taylors Red Baron is No 1 again and Kapiteyn Red Baron moved up eight places to No 6.
  • Taylors Seed Potatoes Taster Pack Pentland Javelin are the highest placed seed potato, up 18 places to No 7.
  • Taylors Seed Potatoes Desiree, 2.5kg, are the highest re-entry at No 9.

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