In This Issue
Who will be the winners in GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards? Results announced on Thursday 21st January
Future proofing your garden centre for maximum flexibility and profitability
Blue Diamond to open the largest Home and Garden Centre in the UK
Christmas Future Trends and GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards Winners to be announced during Glee's on-line Festive Focus Day
Harrogate Christmas & Gift moves to early May
First Hillier trees in place at new Maggie’s Centre Southampton
Southern Trident national sales team hits the road
Lockdown #3 creates the slowest start to the year, but Veg 2 Gro sales are up
Weber acquires smart appliance and technology company
Dobbies releases podcast to mark Stroke Prevention Day
Tuscan growers look to further expansion in 2021
Henry Bell Wild Bird Care launches elegant Sterling collection
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HTA’s Ornamental Management Committee (OMC) backs ‘yes’ call for AHDB reform and statutory levy continuation
Slowly and steadily stepping into 2021…New Year message from Vitavia
The best of last week's
Garden centre owners share their thoughts on being open during Lockdown 3
Alton's praised for tough stance on facemasks
Team Smart’s Sue Sharp retires
Boyd's 'no cake and chocolate' pledge takes him into the top 10% of New Year fundraisers
Haskins Snowhill re-opens after £15m re-vamp
Perrywood at Christmas 2020 - with correct photo gallery now...
British Garden Centres open their 58th centre at Thatcham
Barton Grange Christmas 2020 - Exclusive GTN Xtra Photo Tour
Squires Badshot Lea - Christmas 2020
Garden Centre Photo Tours
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
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All the latest news from the world of pet products
Tong introduces new range of pet accessories
BBC Pooch Perfect set to drive sales of pet pamper products
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Who will be the winners in GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards? Results announced on Thursday 21st January

The judges have nearly completed their deliberations and the winners of GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards 2020 will be announced LIVE! on-line during Glee's Festive Focus Day this week, on Thursday 21st January...

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Future proofing your garden centre for maximum flexibility and profitability
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Catering Design Group shares insight on how to make the most of your current spend to future proof your business while keeping your staff and customers safe...

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Blue Diamond to open the largest Home and Garden Centre in the UK

Scotch Corner Designer Village has announced that it has just signed a lease for a 160,000 sq ft home and garden centre with Blue Diamond, which will be the largest in the UK...

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Christmas Future Trends and GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards Winners to be announced during Glee's on-line Festive Focus Day
Live, on-line, 21 January 2021

Take a look at Christmas future with forecasters, Trend Bible as they dive into the emerging trends that will define Christmas 2021, and celebrate the best of Christmas past with the GTN Greatest Christmas Awards, presented by Garden Trade News. Join us for the exclusive festivities on 21st January 2021...

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Harrogate Christmas & Gift moves to early May

Harrogate Christmas & Gift  has secured new dates for its 2021 show – Sunday 9th May to Tuesday 11th May 2021 – with the event scheduled to take place at the Harrogate Convention Centre...

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First Hillier trees in place at new Maggie’s Centre Southampton

The first of more than 100 British-grown trees supplied by Hillier Trees have been delivered to their final destination at the new Maggie’s Centre in Southampton. The Centre and surrounding grounds, which will be the first for Maggie’s in the South of England, is designed to create a tranquil oasis for visitors...

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Southern Trident national sales team hits the road

High quality coir product company Southern Trident Ltd, has recruited a team of salespeople to cover the UK, aiming to develop the business’ presence in garden centres. The team of 9 hit the road in the New Year with shipments for the new season...

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Lockdown #3 creates the slowest start to the year, but Veg 2 Gro sales are up
Exclusive GTN Bestsellers Epos data analysis

Sales in the first week of the year were 68.5% down on the same week last year as Lockdown #3 took effect, according to the weekly garden centre EPOS data analysed by GTN Bestsellers.

 

The only sector, as recorded by GTN Bestsellers, that showed any year on year improvement was Veg 2 Gro...

 

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Weber acquires smart appliance and technology company

Weber has acquired June, a smart appliance and technology company that created the June Oven and JuneOS, a connected operating system for smart appliances...

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All the latest news from the world of pet products

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Tong introduces new range of pet accessories

The team at Tong Garden Centre have introduced a new range of products for dogs and cats which minimises environmental impact...

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BBC Pooch Perfect set to drive sales of pet pamper products

Garden centre p[et departments are being urged to take advantage of dog grooming’s prime-time TV exposure with a strong pet care offering throughout their stores. BBC One’s new show Pooch Perfect, hosted by celebrity Sheridan Smith, features professional groomers competing for the honour of Best in Show, and the eight-week series is predicted to boost sales of grooming products and services...

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Dobbies releases podcast to mark Stroke Prevention Day

Dobbies Garden Centres teamed up with the Stroke Association to mark Stroke Prevention Day,  which took place on Thursday (January 14), when people were encouraged to make one small change to reduce their risk of stroke...

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Tuscan growers look to further expansion in 2021
 

Two nurseries in Tuscany that work as one, are looking to significantly expand their market in 2021. The campaign for the New Year will target further sales across both the U.K. and Europe including the Netherlands plus Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Croatia...

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Henry Bell Wild Bird Care launches elegant Sterling collection

Henry Bell Wild Bird Care has launched a brand-new range: The Sterling Collection. Beautifully made and finished in silver, the Sterling Collection includes a 3in1 Squirrel Proof Feeder, the Grand Feeders Range and a Feeding Station, plus a range of stylish Feeders which feature the unique Henry Bell forward-facing perch design...

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