In This Issue
"Open For Business: Lessons Learned from Lockdown and The First Week of Trading". Watch the webinar replay now
Grow your sales with Evergreen Garden Care’s GYO best-sellers
GrowNation stores take 40% of sales outside business hours. Online garden sales booming.
Covid-19 Safe - Barton Grange Style
Post-Lockdown trading re-starts at 48% down year to date
Bump Up Your Colour Pot Sales
Good TV coverage for gardening
#FloralFriday was a great reminder of RHS Chelsea
Four Oaks Trade Show 2020 Cancelled
Massive increase in demand for VegTrug
LifestyleGarden® thanks keyworkers with special giveaway
CSY launch Ecommerce Sites to help Garden Centres during the Covid-19 Panademic
A cut above on ground below
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
HTA Launches Virtual New Plant Awards
GIMA confirms Consumer & Design Trends webinar series
The UK’s Infrastructure Capacity to Reprocess Post-Consumer Plastic Needs to Double by 2022 to Meet Plastic Packaging Tax Demands
The best of last week's
Garden Centres back on the right track - UPDATED - New comment from Barton Grange, Newbank, Langlands and Green Pastures
Making garden centres friendly, safe and accessible again
Smart Face Masks
Orderly queues form as garden centres in England re-open
Solex Exhibition – Cancelled
Garden Centre Photo Tours
Haskins Snowhill re-opens after £15m re-vamp
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
Buy your subscription to GTN Bestsellers
Greenhouses used in trial of "Covid-safe" dining
lunch! postponed until September 2021
Catering Design Group's ten top tips for reopening your catering facilities safely
UK turns to delivery cream teas during lockdown
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"Open For Business: Lessons Learned from Lockdown and The First Week of Trading". Watch the webinar replay now

Last week we joined Boyd Douglas-Davies, Mike Burks, Adam Wigglesworth and Will Blake for the "Open For Business: Lessons Learned from Lockdown and The First Week of Trading" webinar.  Watch the complete hour long webinar now and hear how Adam is now a web trading convert, how Will's team at St Peters greatly enjoyed being able to re-open, how Mike believes some of his operational changes will have long term benefits and Boyd thanks suppliers for their great efforts and says as an industry we should not be looking for discounts from growers...

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Grow your sales with Evergreen Garden Care’s GYO best-sellers
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Good weather coupled with the COVID-19 lockdown has boosted Grow Your Own search and sales across the UK.  Evergreen Garden Care recognises that garden spaces are one of the key sanctuaries for households during this unprecedented time, with more people using their own safe, green retreat to exercise, relax and learn new skills...

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GrowNation stores take 40% of sales outside business hours. Online garden sales booming.
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As the rush to online continues in the garden retail sector, GrowNation (grownation.co.uk) reports that almost half of sales are made whilst garden centres are closed for the day...

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Covid-19 Safe - Barton Grange Style

While some garden centres are managing their customer numbers by controlling the number of trolleys in at any one time Barton Grange are only allowing 100 cars at a time to park up, with other cars waiting in a queing system on the remainder of the sites car parking space.  GTN's North West corespondent Steve Myatt took the short trip up the M6 to bring you this GTN Xtra photo tour...

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Post-Lockdown trading re-starts at 48% down year to date
GTN Bestsellers Analysis

The first set of Epos data for GTN Bestsellers after 7 weeks of lockdown showed total volume sales of barcoded products only 17% down on the same week last year despite two less days of trading and many less customers as a result of Social Distancing restrictions...

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Bump Up Your Colour Pot Sales

 

With the increased demand of Perennials over the coming weeks for premium pot colour in Garden Centres, Ball Colegrave have ensured there is good availability on many of our most popular varieties for immediate delivery...

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Good TV coverage for gardening

 

Last Tuesday saw viewing figures for Monty Don & Joe Swift On BBC Chelsea at 1.9 million & a repeat of a ITV Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh & David Domoney at 2.4 million...

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#FloralFriday was a great reminder of RHS Chelsea

Once again Greenfingers Charity and friends shared their #FloralFriday photos on social media.  And last week, many used the occasion to celebrate days gone by at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. ..

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Four Oaks Trade Show 2020 Cancelled
 

Last week it was announced that the Four Oaks Trade Show for 2020, the 50th anniversary event, has been postponed due to the Coronavirus crisis...

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Greenhouses used in trial of "Covid-safe" dining

Did you see this video on the BBC News website about an Amsterdam restaurant trialling "Covid-safe" dining in small glasshouses?  Could this be an idea for garden centres to adopt when restaurants are able to open again..

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lunch! postponed until September 2021

lunch! organiser Diversified Communications UK has confirmed that this year’s show has sadly been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The UK’s leading trade event for the café, coffee shop and food-to-go sector will now take place on 23-24 September 2021 at ExCeL London...

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Catering Design Group's ten top tips for reopening your catering facilities safely
  1. Review restaurant layout and flows to promote social distancing
  2. Think about zoning and reorientation of areas – use screens for divisions and segregation in high risk areas
  3. Introduce protective screens around counters and till stations
  4. Minimise ‘touch points’ within high risk areas – introduce ‘hands-free’ operation wherever possible
  5. Increase Hygiene/sanitisation points – consider additional technology...
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UK turns to delivery cream teas during lockdown

Given garden centres success at delivering The Greatest Afternoon Teas across the country, did you see the story on BBC News about the rise in demand for cream tea deliveries during lockdown?

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Massive increase in demand for VegTrug

VegTrug have reported a massive increase in demand for their iconic product range during the Covid 19 crisis with the company taking very early decisions and employing a smart strategy to see them through...

 

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LifestyleGarden® thanks keyworkers with special giveaway

Running across the company’s social media platforms, the LifestyleGarden® team asked its followers to nominate the keyworkers in their life for the chance to win a set of the company’s rainbow-inspired Nassau dining sets...

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CSY launch Ecommerce Sites to help Garden Centres during the Covid-19 Panademic

CSY have been pulling out all the stops to help customers during the Covid-19 Pandemic...

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A cut above on ground below

Developed to meet the demands of the commercial market, the new EGO RotoCut attachment has dual sharpened blades made of high strength alloy steel and a cutting width of 23cm...

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