In This Issue
Bournville Wyevale goes to British Garden Centres, Blooms Swindon goes back to landlord
The Wyevale "Sale of the Century" - where are we now - UPDATED
Looking forward to a 'green' Glee
Praise for Corby and Fellas EPOS system
Did you know we sell Duracell Batteries?
GCA members encouraged to do their bit to reduce plastic waste
New Gardman Crest re-vamp not just cosmetic
Goulds at Weymouth to double size of restaurant
Year of the Rudbeckia and Cucumber Launched for Mr Fothergill's by Sally van der Horst of Fleuroselect
Wallace & Gromit Potty Feet to launch at Glee in licensing deal
The Industry Votes for its Favourite 2020 Plant Variety
Brian's Lifetime in Horticulture is Just What the Doctor Ordered
Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown marks 25 years since opening with celebratory staff BBQ
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Burgon & Ball appoints a UK Managing Director
Garden enjoyment drives sales
Veolia calls for total ban on peat
Preparing for growing
Summer bird feeding drives sales volumes
Charlotte is Christmas No 1
Johnsons brings a taste of Chile to Yorkshire
No need to fill the gaps
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The best of last week's
Hillier buys John Browns Garden Centre from Wyevale
Thieves use recovery truck in broad daylight car theft at garden centre
August serves up a treat for garden centre sales
From railway arch to houseplant paradise...
Re-branding gets under way at Podington
Heathlands at Wokingham makes it sweet 16 for Squire's
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Garden Centre Photo Tours
Garden Centre Photo Tour - RHS Wisley New Plant Centre
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Looking forward to a 'green' Glee


While garden centre footfall and total volume sales continue to run at levels up on both 2017 and 2018 garden centre management teams’ thoughts are turning to next year and looking forward to Glee.

In the September issue of Garden Trade News you’ll read the Expectations for Glee from a number of retailers and exhibitors and there is a common theme of looking for sustainability and green credentials in products they want to be selling next year.

Adam Wigglesworth from Aylett Nurseries explained: “2019 has been a great trading year so far with customers showing real interest in all ‘green’ aspects of the products they are buying. Never before have I dealt with so many queries on the detail of all products in terms of their environmental impact. There is a real ‘head of steam’ behind consumers’ desire to improve their environment and to reduce their footprint at all levels. Curating the correct range of products for this changing market will be challenging but bring opportunities.”


With entries steadily coming in for the New Product Showcase at Glee, which we organise, we will be watching to see how many of those entries are making the most of the opportunity Adam refers to.


GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year (week 32)
Garden Products - up 70%
Growing Media - up 7%
Wild Bird Care - up 10%
Veg-2-Gro - up 1%
All Plants Index - down 19%
All Items Index - up 8%


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