In This Issue
After a fantastic three days at the NEC, the return to Glee "has been really special"
Floral Thursday fund-raising effort reaches £2,000...and rising!
WinRetail from Corby & Fellas is the system of choice for Simpsons
Guy Topping says thanks for messages of condolence following the sad passing of his father Eddie
Millbrook Garden Centre champions local in new Food Hall
Capturing the essence of Autumn at Chelsea 2021
HTA Market Update Report suggests consumers will begin planning for Christmas in September
Dobbies opens second London little dobbies
North West to welcome GCA members for 2022 conference
All the winners from the Glee New Product Awards
Record number of GCA members awarded Highly Commended certificates
Glee Buyers Power List Winners Revealed
Discover more news and views in Glee Daily News
The shortlisted New Product Awards entries
Best Green Heart Display winners confirmed
Glee 2021 Show Guide available online
New quiet grottos introduced at selected stores
Homebase opens new store in Abingdon
Woodlodge expands indoor offering as houseplant trend continues to take root
GTN September, Glee Preview Issue, on-line here
Get your copy of GTN Xtra
Pot-mate scoops GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund
'No more time to waste’ for improving sustainability
Statement on delay to border checks
TV gardener David Domoney partners with Garantia
Houseplant sales on crest of a wave
Zest 4 Leisure presents over £8,000 to Greenfingers
Blue Diamond donates £10,000 for horticultural scholarships
Vivid Arts’ Rabbit raises over £10,000 for Greenfingers
Greenfingers gardens update
Dobbies set to showcase team expertise at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
The best of last week's
Farewell to the Eddie Topping, the Preston pioneer
GCA announces Ruxley Rose finalists
Kent & Stowe launches 'market's sharpest secateurs'
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
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All the latest news from the world of pet products
Tong doubles size of its pet department
Pet suppliers pick up awards
Fast-growing British dog care firm signs up pet expert
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After a fantastic three days at the NEC, the return to Glee "has been really special"

The garden industry was reunited in remarkable style as suppliers and buyers gathered for a memorable three days of business and networking during Glee 2021 at the NEC Birmingham. And as the door closed on a spectacular event, show organiser Matthew Mein said: “It's been a fantastic three days. We've been in anticipation for this show nearly two years, after the last Glee in person, and to be back here over these three days has been really special...

See our exclusive gallery of pictures from Glee
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Floral Thursday fund-raising effort reaches £2,000...and rising!

Glee’s Floral Thursday promotion in aid of the Greenfingers Charity has raised at least £2,000 so far – and the total could be even higher as donations continue to pour in. The event, supported by Garden Trade News, saw exhibitors and visitors to Glee joining in the fun by wearing an array of floral clothing throughout the day...

See gallery of pictures from Floral Thursday...
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WinRetail from Corby & Fellas is the system of choice for Simpsons
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Simpsons choose WinRetail from Corby & Fellas.  Colin Harrison of Simpsons Garden Centres explains why...

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Guy Topping says thanks for messages of condolence following the sad passing of his father Eddie

Guy Topping has thanked GCA members for all the messages of condolence following the passing of his father Eddie at the age of 89 on September 6...

 

Guy and Eddie in 2010, two years after the opening of Barton Grange Garden Centre at Brock

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Millbrook Garden Centre champions local in new Food Hall

Millbrook Garden Centre in Gravesend unveiled its brand new Food Hall & Butchers with an official launch event. The Mayor of Dartford, Councillor Rosanna Currans, was invited to open the new facility, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

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Capturing the essence of Autumn at Chelsea 2021

The Chelsea Flower Show has certainly delivered in abundance, despite it being the first time it has ever taken place in September. Gill Ormrod reports from the show for GTN Xtra...

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HTA Market Update Report suggests consumers will begin planning for Christmas in September
 

The Horticultural Trades Association’s latest Market Update suggests it is definitely not too early to start thinking about Christmas...

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Dobbies opens second London little dobbies

Dobbies Garden Centres has opened its second London-based little dobbies, enjoying the strongest opening to date for its new format stores...

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North West to welcome GCA members for 2022 conference

The Garden Centre Association has announced that the location of its 2022 annual conference will be the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa in Lancashire, to be held from January 23 until 26...

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All the winners from the Glee New Product Awards

Ground-breaking new garden and pet products have been confirmed as the winners of the coveted Glee New Product Awards 2021, run in association with GTN. The Overall Best Glee New Product went to Treadstone Products and their Pot Trellis...

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Record number of GCA members awarded Highly Commended certificates

The GCA has revealed that a record number of members have received Highly Commended awards after its annual inspections and these have helped drive standards and profitability.,,

 

Staff from Perrywood Garden Centre – Tiptree with their awards and (right) GCA Inspector, Andy Campbell.

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Glee Buyers Power List Winners Revealed
 

The winners of the Glee Buyers Power List were revealed today. The Glee Buyers Power List was set up to recognise the individual buyers and buying teams who have gone above and beyond to make a difference within the garden retail industry this year...

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All the latest news from the world of pet products

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Tong doubles size of its pet department

The new pets, wildlife, and aquatics department at Tong Garden Centre occupies a 900 square-metre area in a purpose built space next to Grass Hoppers indoor and outdoor play...

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Pet suppliers pick up awards

A select group of pet product suppliers have picked up New Product Awards at Paw at Glee, including Scoff Paper who won the Pet Food category with their unique edible rawhide free greetings card for dogs.

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Fast-growing British dog care firm signs up pet expert

 

Fast-growing British dog grooming, gifts and treats firm Sniffe & Likkit has announced a partnership with renowned pet behaviour and nutrition expert, Anna Webb....

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Discover more news and views in Glee Daily News

For more news, information and pictures from three action-packed days at Glee see all ‘live’ editions of Glee Daily News, produced by the GTN team...

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The shortlisted New Product Awards entries
 

The Glee New Product Showcase, in association with GTN, has generated huge interest at the exhibition. A panel of expert judges drew up a shortlist of finalists from which the finalists were chosen...

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Best Green Heart Display winners confirmed

The Green Heart – Glee’s horticultural hub - crowned Hills Plants as winners of its 2021 Best Glee Green Heart Display award...

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Glee 2021 Show Guide available online
 

The Glee 2021 Show Guide is still available in digital format. To view the online Show Guide click here.

Read your Glee Show Guide On-line here
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New quiet grottos introduced at selected stores

With colder months on the way, Dobbies Garden Centres, has launched its events for the festive season, with booking open now...

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Homebase opens new store in Abingdon

Homebase has opened the doors of its new store in Abingdon. Located on Marcham Road, the new 23,830 sq. ft store is the one-stop-shop for the products, expertise and inspiration customers need to fix, improve or transform their homes and gardens...

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Woodlodge expands indoor offering as houseplant trend continues to take root

Woodlodge is proud to launch the next phase of  its Root Indoor range of pots ahead of the 2022 season as more and more consumers start to value sustainability, closeness to nature and plants’ health benefits...

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GTN September, Glee Preview Issue, on-line here

 

 

In this issue of news and information for garden centre professionals:

  • Westland Glee Preview.
  • Retailers look forward to Glee, comment from Mike Burks, Gerald Ingram, Matthew Bent, Andy Bunker, Simon Bourne, Kev Turley, British Garden Centres, Julian Winfield, Carol Paris and John Birch.
  • A Glee Greeting from Woodmansterne.
  • Glee 2021 – GTN’s Preview.
  • Glee 2021 Show Plan and Exhibitor List.
  • Whats On “The Stage” at Glee 2021.
  • Onduline success at Alton Garden Centre.
  • New Products at Glee – a sneak preview of Glee New Product Award entries.
  • GTN Bestsellers – August garden centre sales analysis and charts in sample issue.
  • HTA Column – Boyd Douglas-Davies signs off as HTA President.
Read GTN's September 2021 Issue on-line here
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