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A very happy Christmas for garden centres
Christmas shopping report: Brits spend £158 on decorations and 40% put up two trees
Garden centre closes after railway landlord declines to renew lease
GTN's Sustainability Directory 2020
Former England cricketers unite for unique ‘Audience with' event at Tong Garden Centre
Toppings sell Barton Grange Hotel to catering firm
Hillmount Santa's Grotto is Belfast's favourite
HTA response to Queen’s Speech and EU Withdrawal Bill
West London houseplant offering opens to critical acclaim
Bents to kick off 2020 with photo competition
Zest 4 Leisure donates fundraising cheque to charity
Trends in gardening – what’s shaping the future?
Glee 2020 will show why the garden retail sector thrives
Design Council boost for inventor's 'easier digging' device
New-era Summerhouse is the smart route to on-trend products at Spring Fair
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Wildlife World makes key management appointment
GCA conference to welcome double Olympic gold medallist
Tubtrugs inventor Steve Faulks hangs up his tubs
GB to stage joint exhibits at IPM Essen
Growers must get frictionless trade with EU warns HTA
The best of last week's
The Big Three - GTN interviews Graeme Jenkins, Charles Stubbs and Alan Roper
British Garden Centres finally acquire 8 Hillview centres
Dobbies made £14m loss after buying six centres for £70m
Another record Christmas sales week
It’s an all-time winter high, according to GTN Bestsellers Epos data
Garden Centre Photo Tours
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
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All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
Casual Dining: Food and drink trends for 2020
Top food pro explains how he keeps up with what consumer s want
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The Big Three - GTN interviews Graeme Jenkins, Charles Stubbs and Alan Roper

As 2019 comes to a close the garden centre landscape in the UK has taken on a new shape post the Wyevale Garden Centres “Sale of the Century.”  Instead of one group that had clear market leadership at 4 times the centres of any other group we now have three groups across the country between them operating 155 centres.   Dobbies lead the pack with 69 centres and a proposition that appeals to everyone, Blue Diamond now have 37 centres aimed at their AB target market and British Garden Centres have created a nationwide chain of 49 “independently” run garden centres under the British Garden Centres banner.


Over the past six weeks GTN’s Trevor Pfeiffer has been tracking down the leaders of the “Big Three” to find out more about their plans for 2020 and beyond.


Read the interviews in the Dec- Jan issue of GTN which will arrive by post this week or read the issue now on-line using this link.


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