In This Issue
Winter is in the air. Will it spark a rush for Christmas?
Tong chooses WinRetail, C&F's EPoS system
Personalisation now a key retail strategy says expert at HTA-GIMA event
Sales grow by 4.8% at Notcutts in year to Feb 2018
Notcutts and Thurrock GC cancel reindeer over welfare worries
Greenfingers Charity announce Big Gardening Raffle with National Garden Gift Vouchers
Studley Green blooms under new management
Garland urges retailers to secure stocks as demand for products soars
Vitax Q4 grows ABF The Soldiers’ Charity funds by over £10,000
Smart Garden Products expands sales teams
Haskins supports ‘Purple Tuesday’ for inclusive shopping
Oprah Winfrey selects Burgon & Ball RHS gift range in 'Favourite Things' list
Sara helps to raise £3,500 for Bristol homeless charity
Anthurium: December Houseplant of the Month
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Garden lighting brightens garden product sales
Balmy weather is great for growing media sales
Christmas product sales see temporary fall
Poinsettias are the highest climber in Bestselling Plants chart
GCA starts search for new inspector
GCA's Worrall Cup now open for entries
Healthy Plants, Healthy Business - one-day conference
National Tree Weeek returns later this month
Haskins Garden Centre in West End partners with Venture Studios Southampton for photoshoot competition
Tong GC wins Yorkshire business award
Hozelock name top account manager
The best of last week's
How will the Wyevale "Sale of the Century" play out?
Westland update on Gardman
Erin acquired by Westland
Have you seen the TV ad that Thanks Plants?
Ansells re-opens in full with new shop two years after fire
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Perrywood Tiptree shortlisted in FreeFrom Eating Out Awards
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Winter is in the air. Will it spark a rush for Christmas?

Once again, the weather is causing sales anomalies for garden centres in 2018. While centres are all set for Christmas, customers have been basking in early November sunshine and the mild temperatures have been sending them into centres to buy more growing media and other gardening products than last year...

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Tong chooses WinRetail, C&F's EPoS system
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Corby & Fellas are delighted to announce that Tong Garden Centre have become one of the latest users of WinRetail, our comprehensive and fully integrated EPoS and Retail Management System...

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Personalisation now a key retail strategy says expert at HTA-GIMA event

 

 

Personalisation is today’s key retail strategy in a time of disruptive change, consumer shopper behaviouralist Ken Hughes told an audience of growers, retailers and suppliers at the new Cultivating Retail conference hosted by the HTA and GIMA...

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Sales grow by 4.8% at Notcutts in year to Feb 2018

 

Notcutts has recorded another good sales performance in the year ending February 2018 with turnover up 4.8% to £74.7m.  This followed a 5.3% sales increase in the previous year...

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Notcutts and Thurrock GC cancel reindeer over welfare worries

Notcutts group and Thurrock Garden Centre are among eight businesses who have cancelled plans for Christmas reindeer following video footage released by the Animal Aid charity...

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Greenfingers Charity announce Big Gardening Raffle with National Garden Gift Vouchers
 

As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Greenfingers Charity has announced an exciting, fundraising raffle, and is looking for FUNdraising heroes in the industry to help...

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Studley Green blooms under new management

 

Studley Green Garden Centre has undergone a serious makeover, bringing the introduction of a quality new product offering, extended ranges, an annual charity partner competition, and Capital Garden’s exceptional customer service...

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Garland urges retailers to secure stocks as demand for products soars
 

The launch of over 40 new products at Glee 2018 coupled with developments elsewhere in the industry has contributed to a significant surge in sales for garden care products manufacturer, Garland Products/Worth Gardening...

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Perrywood Tiptree shortlisted in FreeFrom Eating Out Awards

 

Perrywood Tiptree has been shortlisted in the 2018 FreeFrom Eating Out Awards. The garden centre is home to an award-winning Coffee Shop serving everything from hot lunches, paninis and ploughmans to scones and cakes, all of which can be found on the Coffee Shop’s specially designed ‘free from’ menu...

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Vitax Q4 grows ABF The Soldiers’ Charity funds by over £10,000

 

A national charity established to provide a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families in times of need, has seen its funds boosted by over £10,000 through the sale of Vitax Q4....

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Smart Garden Products expands sales teams
 

With the business growing at an exceptional pace, Smart has invested further in expanding its sales teams...

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Haskins supports ‘Purple Tuesday’ for inclusive shopping

 

Haskins, with centres in Dorset, Hampshire and West Sussex, endorsed and promoted the government-backed ‘Purple Tuesday’.

 

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Oprah Winfrey selects Burgon & Ball RHS gift range in 'Favourite Things' list

 

A Burgon & Ball ‘RHS Gifts for Gardeners’ gift set has been named as a top gift selection by top American media personality Oprah Winfrey, in her ‘Favourite Things 2018’ list...

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Sara helps to raise £3,500 for Bristol homeless charity

 

A Despatch and Stock Controller at Wyevale Nurseries took part in a sleep out in Bristol and helped raise £3,500 for a homeless charity...

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Anthurium: December Houseplant of the Month
 

Thejoyofplants.co.uk has named Anthurium as its December Houseplant of the Month...

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