In This Issue
Sales fall by 5.5% in Lockdown 2
Five creative ways to enhance your takeaway service during lockdown
GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards are back!
Plant sales – a third up since re-opening
Gardenex organises webinar on ‘Beyond Transition: the steps UK exporters should take now!’
HTA calls on Government to delay implementation of plant health regulations
Further your professional development with the Ball Colegrave Scholarship
“The Smart Show must go on…line!”
EcoGro launch a range of specialist sustainable plant foods
RHS to launch rosé wine in time for Chelsea Flower Show
Tong Garden Centre wins Outstanding Employer award
APL Awards 2021 – finalists announced
GTN November issue now on-line
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
The sale of pot feet keep volumes up
Picks and Clips help to drive up Christmas sales
Lockdown hits Wild Bird Care sales
GROEN-Direkt’s Spring Showroom: February 2-3 2021
Brexit webinars to support global ornamental horticulture industry
The best of last week's
Barton Grange Christmas 2020 - Exclusive GTN Xtra Photo Tour
Homebase up for sale after recent overhaul
Little Dobbies opens in Edinburgh
Simpsons expands with purchase of Aberdeenshire garden centre
Thieves break into Dobbies Garden Centre
Garden Centre Photo Tours
Haskins Snowhill re-opens after £15m re-vamp
British Garden Centres open their 58th centre at Thatcham
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
Laughing Dog brings innovation to Christmas with festive treat
Lockdown sparks surge in love for 'man's best friend'
Unleashing holiday cheer with Purely Pets Top Trump packs
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Sales fall by 5.5% in Lockdown 2

The first full week of Lockdown 2 in England saw total garden centre sales volumes fall by 5.5% but still match last year’s volumes despite lower footfall...

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Five creative ways to enhance your takeaway service during lockdown
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With catering operations currently restricted to takeaway only under Covid-19 lockdown, here are some creative steps you can take to adapt your existing service to make the most of your catering potential at this time. This advice is supplied by the Catering Design Group...

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GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards are back!

They’re back, all be it in a virtual form.  GTN’s Greatest Christmas Awards are back for 2020 to celebrate all that’s great about garden centres at Christmas through the pages of GTN and the GTN Xtra e-mail newsletter...

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Plant sales – a third up since re-opening

We’ve now seen 25 consecutive weeks of plant sales up year on year, and the average since re-opening in May is 33.33%. That’s great news but we mustn’t forget that 33% up since re-opening doesn’t make up for all of the lost sales during closure – year to date plant sales are still 20% down on 2019 levels...

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Gardenex organises webinar on ‘Beyond Transition: the steps UK exporters should take now!’
 

With the end of the Brexit Transition period looming, Gardenex, PetQuip and the Commercial Horticultural Association will be hosting a special webinar for its industry sectors on Tuesday 1 December from 10am to 12.30pm...

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HTA calls on Government to delay implementation of plant health regulations

The trades association for horticulture has called on government to delay the introduction of plant health inspections, highlighting a raft of issues with the proposed regulatory changes to the way UK businesses import and export plants to and from the EU...

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Further your professional development with the Ball Colegrave Scholarship

Ball Colegrave is encouraging the continuous professional development of young people in our sector with a travel scholarship. The £1,500 Ball Colegrave Sponsored Travel Scholarship is on offer as part of the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) Scholarship Season...

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“The Smart Show must go on…line!”

Smart Garden have launched their online Virtual Showroom enabling all customers to ‘visit’ the Company’s Eureka facility at Peterborough...

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All the latest news from the world of pet products

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Laughing Dog brings innovation to Christmas with festive treat

Laughing Dog Food launches its first-ever Christmas Macarons for Dogs, perfecting a blend of peanut butter and strawberry flavouring, to offer a truly special treat for dogs during the festive season...

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Lockdown sparks surge in love for 'man's best friend'

Covid Lockdown restrictions made close human friendships harder to maintain ... but love for our dogs has been boosted by the pandemic. That’s the finding of a new snapshot survey, published today by a leading UK pet products company targeting some of Britain’s 9 million dog owners.

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Unleashing holiday cheer with Purely Pets Top Trump packs

Year upon year many of us struggle to find the new family game to play over the festive period, but this Christmas Purely Pets has come up with a special edition Popular Puppies Top Trumps packs...

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EcoGro launch a range of specialist sustainable plant foods

This spring, EcoGro, a local company based in Cumbria, will launch a range of innovative, eco-friendly and specialist plant foods...

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RHS to launch rosé wine in time for Chelsea Flower Show
 

The Royal Horticultural Society has announced a partnership with historic South African fruit and wine farm Babylonstoren to produce an RHS rosé wine...

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Tong Garden Centre wins Outstanding Employer award

The team at Tong Garden Centre in Bradford are celebrating after winning the Outstanding Employer award at the 15th annual Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business awards...

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APL Awards 2021 – finalists announced
 

The finalists of the Association of Professional Landscapers annual awards have been announced...

 

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GTN November issue now on-line

 

 

GTN's November 2020 issue, published this week, is now available to read on-line below:

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