In This Issue
The Big Three - GTN interviews Graeme Jenkins, Charles Stubbs and Alan Roper
GTN's Sustainability Directory 2020
It’s an all-time winter high, according to GTN Bestsellers Epos data
Dobbies made £14m loss after buying six centres for £70m
Another record Christmas sales week
TV journalist Paul Mason to address GCA delegates on economy and politics
Notcutts appoint new non-exec director and chair
Longest throw will win Rosebourne customer next year's Christmas tree...and tea for two
Children cheer the elderly with Christmas songs at Coolings
Chancellor drops in on Trans Continental on election campaign trail
Stylish ranges from Candlelight set for Spring Fair launch
Share your memories of GIMA Awards to mark event's 40th birthday
Spring Fair launches award to recognise ethical suppliers
Tesco switches to biodegradable glitter on plants and flowers
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HTA welcomes 'clarity' after general election result
Calling all Garden Centre Suppliers - Submit your FREE Sustainability Directory Entry here
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More sales increases for plants
Spotlight on biosecurity and plant health at New Year HTA Contact Conference
Christmas footfall converts to garden product sales
December gardening activity at all-time high
New head gardener for 'biggest restoration since Heligan'
Encouraging signs for Wild Bird Care sales
The best of last week's
It's a record November for sales - GTN Bestsellers Epos Analysis
New Henry Bell wild bird care brand reaches Dobbies shelves
Peat vs. peat-free: how the market is shaping up
Zest 4 Leisure announces new senior organisational structure
Bents give away 10 Nordmanns to local causes
Garden Centre Photo Tours
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
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All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
Mince pies for charity runners...courtesy of Tong Garden Centre
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HTA welcomes 'clarity' after general election result

HTA policy and communications director James Clark has welcomed what he describes as the clarity provided by the general election result...

 

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Every week GTN receives and analyses epos data from a number of UK garden centres to produce the GTN Bestsellers charts...

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GTN's Sustainability Directory 2020
 

 

 

GTN is compiling a Sustainability Directory to be published in January 2020 that will provide a guide for garden centre buyers and staff to the sustainability initiatives of garden centre suppliers...

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It’s an all-time winter high, according to GTN Bestsellers Epos data

It was a landslide win for garden centres in the first week of December with total sales reaching an all time winter period level, making it the seventh highest week of the year for volume sales...

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Dobbies made £14m loss after buying six centres for £70m
Annual accounts reveal it paid £33.2m for Woodcote Green

Dobbies paid £70m for the six Wyevale garden centres it bought in the year to 24 February 2019, the annual accounts, filed last week, reveal...

 

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Another record Christmas sales week
 

It’s a Christmas that keeps on giving. According to the GTN Bestsellers Epos data, the first week of December 2019 was another record week for Christmas sales...

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TV journalist Paul Mason to address GCA delegates on economy and politics

Writer and broadcaster Paul Mason will address delegates at the Garden Centre Association’s 2020 conference in Bristol next month (26-29 January)...

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Notcutts appoint new non-exec director and chair

Notcutts has announced the appointment of Bridget McIntyre as non- executive director and chair designate with effect from 1 January. She will replace outgoing chair Nicky Dulieu in March...

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Longest throw will win Rosebourne customer next year's Christmas tree...and tea for two

 

 

 

Rosebourne garden centre customers whose leftover Christmas tree are getting their tinsel in a tangle have the perfect answer in January -  recycle it at the annual tree throwing competition...

 

 

 

 

 

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Children cheer the elderly with Christmas songs at Coolings

Children from South London  school Charlton Manor sang Christmas music to an audience of elderly people at Coolings Garden Centre, Knockholt - and then handed out poinsettias...

 

 

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Chancellor drops in on Trans Continental on election campaign trail

Sajid Javid, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, called in on Christmas and outdoor leisure wholesalers Trans Continental Group at Blackpool on the northern section of the Conservatives' general election campaign trail...

 

Pictured: Sajid Javid with Trans Continental executives during his Blackpool visit.

 

 

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Mince pies for charity runners...courtesy of Tong Garden Centre

Tong Garden Centre at Bradford donated 600 mince pies to runners participating in a recent charity race...

 

 

Pictured: Phil Hodgson (left) and Lee Parnham in the bakery at Tong Garden Centre.

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Stylish ranges from Candlelight set for Spring Fair launch

 

 

Independent candle, giftware and home accessory designers and wholesaler Candlelight Products Ltd will highlight additions to its own brand ‘Candle collection’ at Spring Fair in February...

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Share your memories of GIMA Awards to mark event's 40th birthday

As the annual GIMA Awards gets set to celebrate its 40th anniversary in July 2020, the organisation is calling upon the industry to help paint a picture of the GIMA Awards of yesteryear...

 

Pictured: the 2019 Sword of Excellence presentation to Primeur.

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Spring Fair launches award to recognise ethical suppliers

Spring Fair is launching the ‘Power of One’ Transparency Award for its 2020 event, with the aim of inspiring sustainable behaviours.

 

 

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Tesco switches to biodegradable glitter on plants and flowers

 

 

 

Tesco is to bin the use of plastic glitter on its plant and flower ranges and is switching to a biodegradable alternative...

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