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Plant food sales on the increase
After all that rain and now some warmer weather, plants are growing fast, and that means they need feeding! That’s why five of the Top 15 GTN Bestselling garden products were plant feeds that increased their sales week on week...
Summer spike for growing media
A warm start to July has certainly prompted a summer spike in Growing Media sales. GTN Top 50 volumes were up 6% week on week and up 28% on the same week last year at the highest level for the week over the past six years...
Wild Bird Care sales hold up
Wild Bird Care maintained its steady year on year increase with a good sales performance at the start at July...
Herbs have taken over at the top of the GTN Bestsellers Veg-2-Gro chart as Tomato, Pepper and Chilli plant sales start to dwindle.
Summer plant growth
Summer flowering plants made the headlines in the first week of July. There were sizeable increases for Astilbe, Tagetes, Erigeron, Helianthus and Gazania...
EPoS specialist Swan's acquisition adds cloud cover
Garden centre EPoS specialist Swan Retail has announced the acquisition of retail systems provider Touchretail, growing its customer base beyond 500 companies...
HTA drives the plant health agenda forward
Continuing the HTA agenda and prioritisation of plant health by the HTA, Alistair Yeomans will be taking on a new role to drive this forward focussing on the development of the plant health agenda, notably advancing the Plant Health and Biosecurity Alliance and securing external funding to support its continued development...
The best of last week's
If you missed last week's GTN Xtra, below are the most-read stories...
Squires grow to 16 centres with purchase of Heathlands from Wyevale
Wyevale Garden Centres (WGC) have announced that Heathlands Garden Centre at Wokingham has been sold to Squires Garden Centres...
Canadian Cannabis Grower buys UK Bedding and Ornamental Grower
Bridge Farm, Spalding, has been bought by Canadian Cannabis grower Sundial Growers Inc. with plans to produce and sell high-quality CBD products globally...
Primeur take top prize as GIMA Award winners announced
Primeur won the Sword of Excellence at the GIMA Awards on Thursday night with their Tierra Verde Recycled Rubber Planters. Other winners on a spectacular night of celebration at Celtic Manor in Wales included: Smart Garden Products, Hozelock, Gardena, EP Barrus, Chesneys, Farplants, Forest Garden, Treadstone, RSW International, Vitax and Westland…
See all the GIMA 2019 winners here
Hillier to supply plants on a contract-only basis from December
Nursery will focus on supplying its own expanded portfolio of 16 centres
Hillier is to stop distributing plants outside its own garden centre group unless they are grown on a contract basis...
Choice adds three more garden centres
Choice Marketing has announced the addition of three new garden centres to the group. Highfield Garden World, from Whitminster, joined on July 1, and Blackbrooks Garden Centre of Sedlescombe, has also added their two new centres at Hastings and Lower Dicker.
Garden Centre Photo Tour - RHS Wisley New Plant Centre
RHS Retail Director, Damian Powell, took GTN's Trevor Pfeiffer on a guided tour of the new plant centre and retail areas at RHS Wisley last week...
See our photo tour here
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