In This Issue
Early birds get 2022 off to a flyer
Four Oaks announces sad passing of Richard Harding
A tribute to Peter Seabrook from Colin Squire
RocketGro to supply all Klondyke stores in 2022
GIMA enters 2022 with over 40 new members
Neudorff and DLF Seeds lead way in top quality lawncare
New head of sales and team expansion at Hartman
Big plant sales increases, according to GTN Bestsellers
Top new varieties for 2022 from Thompson & Morgan
New garden centre opens near Lincoln
Spring Fair announces inspiring Retail Stage programme
Tong trebles space devoted to food preparation
Community gardens to be created in Home Nations
That was the year that was... 2021
Get your copy of GTN Xtra
Promotion for Richard at VegTrug
Record garden product sales to start the year
Huge early bird demand for growing media
New record high for Wild Bird Care
The best of last week's
Tributes to Peter Seabrook who died on Friday 14th January
Hillier takes over Ducks Hill Garden Centre site
Plans announced for new garden centre development
£2m plus reward for Choice members
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
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Early birds get 2022 off to a flyer
Exclusive GTN Bestsellers Epos Data Analysis

What a start to 2022! As early bird offers started sales soared, up by 23% week on week. Remember, we were in lockdown #3 for the Delta variant this time last year, hence volumes for the start of 2022 are 149% up on 2021. Most significantly they are 12% up on pre-pandemic 2019 levels.

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Four Oaks announces sad passing of Richard Harding
 

Four Oaks has announced the death of owner Richard Harding age 77. He passed away peacefully at home...

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A tribute to Peter Seabrook from Colin Squire

Colin Squire shares his thoughts on the sad passing of Peter Seabrook...

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RocketGro to supply all Klondyke stores in 2022

RocketGro continues to grow out its presence in the UK market. Agreeing to supply all 22 Klondyke stores with five of their eight growing media product range as of the end of January to start the season...

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GIMA enters 2022 with over 40 new members
 

During the last 12 months, GIMA has welcomed 40 new full and five associate members to its roster, representative of 11% net growth...

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Neudorff and DLF Seeds lead way in top quality lawncare

The combined, market-leading lawncare offering from natural gardening pioneer Neudorff and DLF Seeds, parent company of Johnsons Lawn Seed, is poised to help retailers to maximise potential in lawncare categories this season...

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New head of sales and team expansion at Hartman
 

Hartman continues to invest in people in a quest to provide unrivalled support to its customers, maintain its growth and deliver across the business, throughout the forthcoming demanding season and beyond. The most senior appointment at Hartman is Head of Sales – David Cotgrave...

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Big plant sales increases, according to GTN Bestsellers

Plant sales in the GTN Bestsellers EPOS data for the second week of 2022 were up by 47% on week 2 of 2019...

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Top new varieties for 2022 from Thompson & Morgan

Thompson & Morgan is pleased to introduce its top 10 new varieties for 2022 – the cream of the crop, showcasing the best new varieties and sensational introductions from T&M’s breeding programme. New introductions include a dramatic dark leaved Cactus  Dahlia and a Weigela with the wow factor,

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New garden centre opens near Lincoln

A new garden centre and coffee shop opened near Lincoln on Saturday (January 22). Cherry Tree Garden Centre and Coffee Shop is located at a former café on the A158 at Sudbrooke, which closed in 2020...

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Spring Fair announces inspiring Retail Stage programme
 

Spring Fair, the UK's most diverse, vibrant, and exciting wholesale marketplace for home, gift, and fashion, taking place from 6th-9th February 2022 at NEC Birmingham, has announced the Inspiring Retail Stage content programme, including the appearance of TV personality Billie Faiers...

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Tong trebles space devoted to food preparation

The team at Tong Garden Centre in West Yorkshire has invested significantly to treble the area of the kitchen that prepares dishes for its in house restaurants.

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Community gardens to be created in Home Nations
 

Four major new RHS Community Gardens will be created in each of the Home Nations, thanks to an RHS Community Grant launched this week...

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That was the year that was... 2021

 

Happy New Year to you all.  We hope you all had a good and safe festive period and are now looking forward to an exciting 2022.

 

Since New Year the GTN gnomes have been beavering away to compile the Top 100 stories read in GTN Xtra last year as our review of 2021.

 

During 2021 we published in excess of 2,500 stories in GTN Xtra which was opened 390,397 times by 34,334 unique readers who viewed 856,595 pages.  Added to that are the pages of GTN magazines published through the year which have been read on line almost 33,000 times (you can catch up with any you may have missed using the links on the bottom right hand side of this GTN Xtra edition) as well as the many thousands of readers of the printed copies.

 

We've thoroughly enjoyed bringing you all the news, views and ideas during 2021 and we hope you found them useful and informative.  Here's to an even greater 2022!

Top 100 most read stories in GTN Xtra during 2021...
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