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It's a record November for sales - GTN Bestsellers Epos Analysis
A taste of the Höfats range available through Ginique
Christmas product sales in November up by 16%
Bents give away 10 Nordmanns to local causes
Peat vs. peat-free: how the market is shaping up
Blue Diamond centres donate trees to local good causes
Tong GC takes GCA's north-west Christmas honours for fourth year
New Henry Bell wild bird care brand reaches Dobbies shelves
Brother and sister give up day jobs to run Kent centre
Zest 4 Leisure announces new senior organisational structure
Gardman Crest wellies 'meeting strong seasonal demand'
Spring Fair announces packed seminar programme
LifestyleGarden bistro sets complete Eden catering refit
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Houseplant feeds light up sales for a record November
Davidson Richards and Garden Connect to work together on customer scan-and-go project
Welcome year-end lift for plant sales
Soft play raises money for children’s charity
Wild Bird Care sales overtake Growing Media
All time record for gardening activity
The best of last week's
Apta acquired by AMES
GCA Christmas competition winners announced
Dobbies announce 12% sales growth to February 2019
Westland Group Announces Key Appointments to Leadership Teams
Garden Centre Photo Tours
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All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
Casual Dining Awards 2020 - finalists announced
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It's a record November for sales - GTN Bestsellers Epos Analysis

A stunning last week’s trading in November, which was the ninth highest week for volume sales of the year, meant the month finished 11% up on last year and 7% higher than the previous November record set in 2017...

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A taste of the Höfats range available through Ginique
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Here's a taste of some exciting new Höfats products, available through Ginique...

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Christmas product sales in November up by 16%

A record week for Christmas sales volumes resulted in the GTN Bestsellers Christmas Top 50 sales index being up 16% on last year and 5% higher than the previous November record set in 2017...

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Bents give away 10 Nordmanns to local causes
 

 

Bents Garden and Homes have donated a fresh Nordmann fir Christmas trees to 10 local charities, schools and organisations nominated by customers...

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Peat vs. peat-free: how the market is shaping up
Bord na Móna weighs in on this much-debated topic and discusses where the future of peat growing media may lie

Bord na Mona's Steve Harper says he is confident that good progress is being made on reducing peat in growing media to help the UK government to meet its zero carbon emissions target...

 

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Blue Diamond centres donate trees to local good causes
 

 

This year the Blue Diamond Group of Garden Centres are delighted to have donated real Christmas trees to various children's hospices, hospitals, charities and primary schools that are local to its 37 centres...

 

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Tong GC takes GCA's north-west Christmas honours for fourth year

Tong Garden Centre’s Christmas displays have been named the best in the North East for the fourth year running in the Garden Centre Association’s annual festive honours...

 

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New Henry Bell wild bird care brand reaches Dobbies shelves

 

 

 

The new wild bird care range launched earlier this year by Lincolnshire-based Henry Bell & Co, the family-owned animal feed producer behind a number of private labels, is now on shelves at Dobbies...

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Brother and sister give up day jobs to run Kent centre

Brother and sister Tom and Jenny Ripley are to take over Greenways garden centre in Bethersden, Kent, in January - the first time the centre has changed hands in almost 20 years...

 

 

Above: Bradley, Tom and Andrew Ripley in The Garden Restaurant at what will become Ripleys Garden Centre in January.

 

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Casual Dining Awards 2020 - finalists announced

Week in week out, tens of thousands of loyal customers vote for their favourite casual dining brands with their wallets.  Despite the headlines and the challenging market, scores of innovative restaurants, bars and pubs across the UK’s high streets are thriving – with their teams working tirelessly to deliver an all-round incredible casual dining experience.  The Casual Dining Awards 2020 are for them...

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Zest 4 Leisure announces new senior organisational structure
Zest 4 Leisure has announced changes at Board level as it continues to forge ahead with its programme of continuous improvement. The new organisational structure reflects Zest’s mission to put quality and customer service at the heart of everything it does...
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Gardman Crest wellies 'meeting strong seasonal demand'

 

Gardman Crest says strong stock levels of its Kent & Stowe wellington boots are meeting soaring seasonal demand across the industry...

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Spring Fair announces packed seminar programme

Spring Fair has announced its new theatre line-up for February’s show. Across five days and three stages, visitors can access fresh retail sector insights from world-renowned industry innovators and disruptors. Mary Berry and Mary Portas are among the celebrities announced to date.

 

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LifestyleGarden bistro sets complete Eden catering refit

LifestyleGarden has helped complete the refit of the Eden Project’s catering areas...

 

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