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Garden Centre sales reach record levels 2 weeks after re-opening
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"Open For Business: Lessons Learned from Lockdown and The First Week of Trading". Watch the webinar replay now
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Post-Lockdown trading re-starts at 48% down year to date
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Good TV coverage for gardening
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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
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Greenhouses used in trial of "Covid-safe" dining
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Catering Design Group's ten top tips for reopening your catering facilities safely
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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.


Here's the link to the webinar:


Brought to you by Glee, part of the Hyve Group, and hosted by GTN's Trevor Pfeiffer we touched on what they have learned about their own businesses during this period, their hopes for the future, and an honest account of what the first week of trading has really been like.


March 23rd signified the start of an unprecedented stage of retail, and for the last seven weeks garden centre retail has faced truly unique challenges. Despite large discount retailers being able to open, garden centres were classed as non-core retail and forced to shut their doors during what could have been one of the best starts to Spring we have had in recent years.


Host: Trevor Pfeiffer, Director, Garden Trade News

Panel: Boyd J Douglas-Davies, Director, British Garden Centres & President of the HTA
Mike Burks, Managing Director, The Gardens Group & Chairman of the GCA
Adam Wigglesworth, Director, Aylett Nurseries
Will Blake, General Manager, St Peters Garden Centre




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