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Online garden centre retailer apologises to dissatisfied customers
New benchmark for summer sales
We've all gone Potty!
Eat Out to Help Out With CSY
Dobbies’ restaurant reopens in Swansea
HTA comments on Eat Out to Help Out scheme
Double growing media sales for July leaves sales areas bare
Brett Avery to join HTA Board as Vice-President
New record for July plant sales
Dobbies and Sainsbury’s grocery partnership launches
Autumn 2020 will be the new spring for lawncare categories, says Johnsons Lawn Seed
Surge in home and garden businesses trading online
Chain Reaction
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Core gardening lines win the day in record July
Keith Weed appointed as the new RHS President seeks to accelerate the positive impact of gardening on our lives, society and the environment
Seven different suppliers in Wild Bird Care Top 50 chart
The best of last week's
Summer bonanza for garden centre sales continues
GIMA announces virtual Buyer Connect session with British Garden Centres
Face masks from Global Journey are a garden centre bestseller
All time high for July growing media sales
Eat Out To Help Out at Dobbies
Garden Centre Photo Tours
Haskins Snowhill re-opens after £15m re-vamp
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All the latest news from the world of pet products
Specialist Trade Support from Brambles
PetQuip supports and promotes the British exhibitor group for the rescheduled Interzoo show on 1-4 June 2021
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Online garden centre retailer apologises to dissatisfied customers

Online garden centre retailer Primrose has apologised for its ‘poor service’ which has led to disgruntled customers setting up their own Facebook page. The consumer group, which has attracted 715 members on the social media platform, calls itself ‘Dissatisfied Primrose Garden Centre Customers’...

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New benchmark for summer sales
GTN Bestsellers analysis

July 2020 has set a new benchmark for gardening sales during the summer.  People still working from home, staycations, good weather and garden centres still keeping planterias and other areas well stocked are resulting in unprecedented sales volumes...

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We've all gone Potty!

Pots sales have risen by 96% since garden centres re-opened according to analysis of Epos data supplied by garden centres for GTN Bestsellers...

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Eat Out to Help Out With CSY
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Throughout these difficult times we have been helping our customers every step of the way toward the new normal. Following recent news for the hospitality industry we want to help our Garden Centre customers who have restaurants or cafes with the new Eat Out to Help Out promotion. At CSY we have built a specific promotion that will calculate the discount for our customers...

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Dobbies’ restaurant reopens in Swansea
Eat Out to Help Out scheme supported by garden centre group

Following the green light from the Welsh Government that restaurants may reopen, Dobbies Garden Centre in Swansea opened its restaurant yesterday (Monday 3 August). The reopening coincides with the UK Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which is available in the Swansea restaurant...

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HTA comments on Eat Out to Help Out scheme
 

Sally Cullimore, HTA Policy Manager, comments: "We have welcomed the introduction of the Eat Out To Help Out Scheme as a way to boost catering takings, although we are concerned that for many garden centres, particularly smaller ones, the discount adds another administrative burden at a time when many new systems have already been introduced, such as test and trace..."

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Double growing media sales for July leaves sales areas bare

Growing media sales for July 2020 are double the level normally seen at this time of the year.  No wonder growing media sales areas are looking bare!  Sales up to the end of week 30, 26th July 2020, were 83% up on last July and double the average for the previous seven years...

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Brett Avery to join HTA Board as Vice-President
 

 

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is delighted to announce that Brett Avery, Managing Director of Farplants, is to join the HTA Board as Vice-President...

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New record for July plant sales

July plant sales volumes set a new record according to the EPOS data provided by garden centres for GTN Bestsellers.  Sales for the month were 25% higher than July 2019 and 14% higher than 2018...

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Specialist Trade Support from Brambles

 

Brambles Pet and Wildlife have added links from their Facebook page to their stockists page on their website to help increase retail sales of their products...

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PetQuip supports and promotes the British exhibitor group for the rescheduled Interzoo show on 1-4 June 2021

PetQuip is already planning for the rescheduled Interzoo, which will now take place in Nuremberg, Germany, on 1-4 June 2021...

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Dobbies and Sainsbury’s grocery partnership launches

Dobbies Garden Centres celebrated the opening of the new look foodhall in Edinburgh on Thursday last week. This marked the launch of the wholesale partnership with Sainsbury’s, bringing a range of high-quality food and grocery products to the store in Edinburgh...

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Autumn 2020 will be the new spring for lawncare categories, says Johnsons Lawn Seed

Garden retailers are set to benefit from one of the most lucrative autumns that the lawncare category has ever experienced – with significant opportunities to drive footfall and growth, according to Johnsons Lawn Seed...

 

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Surge in home and garden businesses trading online
 

More British SMEs than ever are trading online in the Home & Garden sector, according to the latest figures from GS1 UK...

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Chain Reaction

With the launch of the EGO Power+ 45cm chainsaw (CS1800E), market-leading cordless specialist EGO is helping gardening, landscaping, arboriculture professionals cut faster and more efficiently, while also minimising harm to people and the environment...

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