In This Issue
Wyevale Garden Centres agrees sale of four more garden centres
RockinColour to launch over 20 new colour finishes at Glee
Pretty in Pink...that's Durston Garden Products
Bank holiday a damp squib for garden centres
Wyevale Garden Centres agrees sale of five more garden centres
Over 95% of Homebase creditors vote in favour of CVA
AMES UK on the road to further expansion
Wyevale Nurseries to introduce recyclable plant pots
Boyd Douglas-Davies to join HTA Board as Vice-President
Great expectations for Glee 2018
Needlefresh back Greenfingers Charity with Christmas Tree initiative
RHS London show tempts uban gardeners
Bulb planting gives growing media sales a boost
Staff at Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown prepare for Bournemouth Half Marathon in aid of Autism Wessex
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Stevenson Agencies wins Garland/Worth Gardening ‘Sales Agent of the Year’ award
Garden decoration leads a mini sales upturn
Tom Sharples retires from Suttons
Splashes of colour shine through
HTA Plants of the Moment: late perennials and on-trend terrariums
The best of last week's
Blue Diamond start recruiting 8 chefs for new centres
Gardman move away from the pallet network and return to dedicated fleet via Robsons of Spalding
Christmas opens at Summerhill Garden Centre in Essex
Glee confirm new 2019 opening days
All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
Coffee shop bosses complete lunch!’s Keynote line-up
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Great expectations for Glee 2018
Countdown continues: 7 days to go before big event begins


The expectations of visitors and retailers are already running high for Glee 2018. 


The first preview issue of Glee Daily News has been opened 78% more frequently than last year – and by 42% more readers.


Similarly, entries for the Glee New Product Showcase, in association with GTN, are currently 40% higher as we near the end of August. 


With a new layout across Halls 6, 7, 8, 19 and 20, the refreshed event has the potential to re-energise the industry as this year of extremes continues.

GTN’s Trevor Pfeiffer asked garden centre retailers and exhibitors about their hopes for Glee 2018. Here are two of the responses he received.


Justin Williams, Fron Goch Garden Centre: “We will be desperately looking for innovation.  Our customers have a thirst for the new and a thirst for problem-solving, and we have a thirst for environmental features that are relevant to the way people live today, being time-poor and much more thoughtful about their environment.”


Keith Nicholson, Westland: “Gardening is exciting, attractive, a great and rewarding pastime. At Glee, our products really underpin this. We will be revealing new products, new packaging and new media campaigns to build on that excitement. Lawns will be strong for 2019 and we have a totally revamped offer. Indoor gardening is not stopping and it’s one of the trends in 2019. You’ll see the results of our ‘green’ developments including the revolutionary peat replacement technology called BIO3, which will feature in an exciting New Horizon range… it really is a window into the future of growing media. Plant foods and grass seeds will be stronger than ever.”


The full report can be found in the September issue of Garden Trade News, which can be read on-line here


Read Issue 2 of this years Glee Daily News here

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