In This Issue
Perrywood and Squires Shepperton triumph in GCA North Thames region
Tong and Cowell's take GCA awards in North East while Barton Grange and Fron Goch triumph in North West
Profit up 52.5% at Notcutts in year to February 2019
SOLEX exhibition fuels Summer optimism
LOFA make £15,000 donation to Greenfingers Charity
LifestyleGarden wins Best New Product Award at SOLEX
Kettler win Best Large Stand Award at SOLEX
Blue Diamond, Scotsdales, Whitehall Lacock and Baytree set the gold standards in GTN’s Greatest Outdoor Leisure Sales Team Awards
Best Small Stand Award goes to Barlow Tyrie
SOLEX organiser pleased with response to the show
Altons and Baytree win Greatest BBQ Sales Team Award
Latest designs for traditional garden items plus new technology on show from British exhibitors
Awards for Squire’s Badshot Lea staff who work with disabled
Wyevale Nurseries reveals its top five plants for 2020
Haskins in Ferndown donates tree to Poole Hospital to celebrate 50 years since Queen opened new hospital
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Plant food sales on the increase
Summer spike for growing media
Wild Bird Care sales hold up
Herb takeover
Summer plant growth
EPoS specialist Swan's acquisition adds cloud cover
HTA drives the plant health agenda forward
The best of last week's
Squires grow to 16 centres with purchase of Heathlands from Wyevale
Canadian Cannabis Grower buys UK Bedding and Ornamental Grower
Primeur take top prize as GIMA Award winners announced
Hillier to supply plants on a contract-only basis from December
Choice adds three more garden centres
Garden Centre Photo Tour - RHS Wisley New Plant Centre
Garden Centre Photo Tours
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
Buy your subscription to GTN Bestsellers
Send us your news and great ideas

Contact us with your news. 

Email, or or call the GTN News team on 01733 775700

SOLEX exhibition fuels Summer optimism
GTN Bestsellers analysis


As Dobbies were revealing their Christmas 2019 ranges to magazine journalists in London this week, the rest of the garden retail industry was at SOLEX where the atmosphere was incredibly positive for the rest of the summer and optimistic for next year.

The weather is bound to be helping, but the mood was also added to by the high level of new design and innovation at the show. Gone was the sea of weave and that was replaced with stylish contemporary aluminium framed lounge furniture along with fusions of metal, wood, rope and weave.

Everyone we spoke to was confident they would sell through the remains of this year’s stock during the rest of the summer, before they get ready for Christmas. The big question is: how much of the new contemporary designed furniture they feel they can sell next year?


GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year (week 27)
Garden Products - down 6%
Growing Media - up 28%
Wild Bird Care - up 26%
Veg-2-Gro - down 9%
All Plants Index - down 9%
All Items Index - up 23%


To subscribe to GTN Bestsellers email

Share | Comment (0)

Email Address:*