In This Issue
Glee New Product Awards, hosted by GTN - The Winners
Let’s celebrate #FloralFriday tomorrow, Friday 18th September for Greenfingers
Grow your card sales the easy way ...
Garland continues its new product launch policy by adding 54 items for next season
Campingaz® New Gas Barbecue Collection
Smart Garden donates £50,000 to Greenfingers Charity
Are you ready for Glee Gathering? Just one day to go!
Garden centre wins national family business award
Perrywood plan for major re-development at Sudbury
Woodlodge expands flagship Heritage Garden range for 2021
Indian Summer gets sales back to the ‘new normal’
Plant sales set new ‘Autumn’ record
The Greener Gardening Company unveils its 2021 multibuy offering to help retailers drive volume sales
Warm welcome from Zest 4 Leisure to Virtual Glee Gathering
Yorkshire nursery invests £1m in new gardencentre
Heavyweight multimedia campaign takes Peckish bird brand to new heights
Bespoke trade show room built on site at Wildlife World
New food hall opens at Squire’s in Wokingham
Dobbies launches Christmas events programme
Recoup collaborates to lead way in UK recycling certification
World’s largest garden wildlife survey to return in January 2021
DJ Turfcare’s new Autumn Lawn Treatment back in stock
Tension mounts for Glee New Product Awards 2020
Dobbies opens award-winning butcher in Edinburgh store
Never fear, Glee Daily News is here
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Steve Harper leaves the Greener Gardening Company
Current registration status confirms the new exhibition dates of spoga+gafa
Positive shift of gardening activity
Houseplant sales bloom in July
Millions of new British gardeners take root as a result of lockdown says HTA survey
September gardening starts with a boom
Ivyline launches new online portal for retail customers
BOPP changes its name to OHAS
Veg keeps growing
Premium Christmas Trees’ trial pallets help to boost sales
Gardenex supports Government ‘bounce-back’ plan
The best of last week's
British Garden Centres make it 58 with acquisition of Thatcham
How lucky we are!
Garden centre and nursery faces uncertain future
New style of gardening just keeps on growing
Garden centre urges public to name and shame fly-tipper
It could take a decade for British nurseries to recover from Covid-19 lockdown
Glee New Product Awards 2019 - The Winners
Garden Centre Photo Tours
Haskins Snowhill re-opens after £15m re-vamp
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
Buy your subscription to the GTN Bestsellers printed weekly newsletter
All the latest news from the world of pet products
Freshen up your grooming range with Beaphar BIO Shampoo  
Ceva launches innovative new feline pheromone product
ORIJEN launches Small Breed dog food to UK market
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How lucky we are!
Comment from GTN's September issue, out this week

A common strand of conversations across the industry during August has been “How lucky we are to be working in the garden retailing industry!”  And indeed, we have all been in the fortunate position of seeing sales run at record summer levels and catch up on the deficit caused by the lock-down closures of March, April and early May.


The GTN Bestsellers All Products Sales Index shows August garden centre volumes to be a massive 20% up on last year and even higher than May sales were in 2019.


Normally an increase in August sales wouldn’t be significant as it’s usually one of the quieter trading months of the year, but, within the epos data analysed by GTN Bestsellers every week we’ve seen massive increases in growing media, garden care products, pots and plant sales.  That all indicates a new style of gardening that just keeps on growing.  Some believe it is new gardeners buying through the summer because no one told them they can’t, others say it’s a result of planterias and centres being full of stock as growers and producers catch up on sales.


What ever the reason, if the pattern of this summer is to be continued through next year then we have even more reason to be lucky.


It’s sad that we can’t all meet up at the NEC next week for Glee, there are so many stories to be told and greetings to be made, however the Glee team and ourselves are doing all we can to keep everyone connected and up to date with new product information via the Glee Gathering and the Glee Daily News.


See you, virtually, at Glee!


In the September 2020 issue of GTN:


Westland 8 page pull out
The end of an era, Neil & Nicci Gow
Over 200 New Products from Smart
The Wertheim Legacy
Primeurs virtual updates
Christmas is coming
Onduline transform the garden
Hozelock’s new sprayers
10 Years of Garden Re-Leaf Day
Evergreen Garden Care’ Autumn welcome
Glee Gathering
Happy Days ahead for Compost
New Products at Glee
Grow your card sales
LOFA Assured at Stewarts
Eat Out To Help Out
Showrooms to visit
HTA Column
GIMA Column


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