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Choice appoints Terry Maywood as non-executive chairman
Terry Maywood, a Director with 30 years’ experience, across a wide variety of retail companies has recently been appointed to the Board of Choice Marketing Ltd as Non-Executive Chairman...
Warmer weather set to ignite garden product sales
Hopefully last week’s sales dip proves to be the low point for garden products during this lead up to Spring. A warmer weekend after Valentines Day should re-ignite our love for being outdoors with garden product sales responding accordingly...
Veg-2-Grow sales start to pick up
Veg-2-Gro sales grew by a quarter week on week as gardeners prepared themselves for better weather, according to GTN Bestsellers...
Just the spark for growing media sales growth
This coming weekend should be a bumper February week for growing media sales. After a great start in early January sales volumes of the GTN Growing Media Top 50 Index have been below last year’s levels while the weather has been cold...
Good recovery for plants after snow
Plant sales recovered well after the weekend of snow to get within 10% of last year’s mid-February volumes..
HTA announces important diary dates for 2019
There are plenty of opportunities to catch up with latest insight, information, case studies, industry experts and peers at an HTA event in 2019...
New Spring Fair Portfolio Director to take up role in re-edit year
Charlie Cracknell has been appointed Portfolio Director for Spring Fair, and will be in post from April 2019, assisting in shaping the strategic direction of the show...
Year of the Nasturtium and Carrot
It's the '2019, Year of the Nasturtium and Carrot'. Many of you have prepared for and embraced the campaign and hobby gardeners will start their sowing soon...
The best of last week's
If you missed last week's GTN Xtra, below are the most-read stories...
Caulders buy two centres from Dobbies
Dobbies Garden Centres have just announced the sale of two of its smallest centres, Kinross and Cumbernauld, to Caulders, as the Dobbies team look at a number of options for growth towards building "the best garden centre business in the UK"...
Read comments from Graeme Jenkins and Colin Barrie
New Marketing Manager for LOFA
The Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association has announced that Gina Hinde is the new LOFA Marketing Manager and is now in post...
And the winners are….Glee at Spring Fair New Product Showcase winners confirmed
Creative Products scooped this year’s top prize with Fly Away. The judges remarked upon Fly Away’s ability to tap into the al fresco dining trend, and how it will also appeal to the millennial market with its insect friendly credentials...
See the full results and pictures of the Glee at Spring Fair New Product Showcase
E.P. Barrus continues expansion with new warehouse
Leading gardening tools and equipment supplier E.P. Barrus has expanded its warehouse capacity in 2019 to meet continued demand following a successful 2018...