In This Issue
How lucky we are!
British Garden Centres make it 58 with acquisition of Thatcham
Woodlodge brings Glee to its Gloucestershire showroom
Garland continues its new product launch policy by adding 54 items for next season
It could take a decade for British nurseries to recover from Covid-19 lockdown
READYBLAZE … Safer, Greener and Ready to Burn
New style of gardening just keeps on growing
Garden centre urges public to name and shame fly-tipper
Traeger – the original wood pellet grill
Garden centre and nursery faces uncertain future
Global Journey Christmas Face Masks coming soon
Project Regeneration launched at Burford House and Gardens
Glee New Product Awards 2020 - Entries continue to flood in
Good demand for garden plants at Autumn Showroom
First consignment of DJ Turfcare’s new Autumn Lawn Treatment sells out
People’s Choice Award winners announced for the 2020 Farwest Show New Varieties Showcase
Scholarship season open for horticulture students
Never fear, Glee Daily News is here
Apta looks to strengthen merchandising team
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Record August for garden products
Glee New Product Awards 2019 - The Winners
Now is the time to: Review - Re-plan - Rebuild … your business.
August doubles up for growing media
Houseplant sales bloom in July
Plant sales up 30%
EU Exit - No plant inspections at borders until July welcome, but key changes still needed says HTA
Wild Bird Care continues to fall during the summer
The best of last week's
Record Growing Media volumes continue to keep all garden centre sales at all time summer high
Covid-19 incidents at Dobbies in Ayr and British Garden Centres at East Durham
Customers saddened by garden centre closure
The Greener Gardening Company works around the clock to meet exceptional demand for growing media 
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Garden Centre Photo Tours
Haskins Snowhill re-opens after £15m re-vamp
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
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All the latest news from the world of pet products
Heavyweight multimedia campaign takes Peckish bird brand to new heights
Private equity firm sells its share of pet food firm
Pet treats boom as Brits bid to beat lockdown blues
Situations Vacant
Apta looks to strengthen merchandising team
Four Product Merchandiser vacancies

Apta, the leading supplier of quality flowerpots and accessories to the UK garden trade, is looking to strengthen its merchandising team with the recruitment of motivated and ambitious Product Merchandisers...

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How lucky we are!
Comment from GTN's September issue, out this week

A common strand of conversations across the industry during August has been “How lucky we are to be working in the garden retailing industry!”  And indeed, we have all been in the fortunate position of seeing sales run at record summer levels and catch up on the deficit caused by the lock-down closures of March, April and early May.


The GTN Bestsellers All Products Sales Index shows August garden centre volumes to be a massive 20% up on last year and even higher than May sales were in 2019.


Normally an increase in August sales wouldn’t be significant as it’s usually one of the quieter trading months of the year, but, within the epos data analysed by GTN Bestsellers every week we’ve seen massive increases in growing media, garden care products, pots and plant sales.  That all indicates a new style of gardening that just keeps on growing.  Some believe it is new gardeners buying through the summer because no one told them they can’t, others say it’s a result of planterias and centres being full of stock as growers and producers catch up on sales.


What ever the reason, if the pattern of this summer is to be continued through next year then we have even more reason to be lucky.


It’s sad that we can’t all meet up at the NEC next week for Glee, there are so many stories to be told and greetings to be made, however the Glee team and ourselves are doing all we can to keep everyone connected and up to date with new product information via the Glee Gathering and the Glee Daily News.


See you, virtually, at Glee!


In the September 2020 issue of GTN:


Westland 8 page pull out
The end of an era, Neil & Nicci Gow
Over 200 New Products from Smart
The Wertheim Legacy
Primeurs virtual updates
Christmas is coming
Onduline transform the garden
Hozelock’s new sprayers
10 Years of Garden Re-Leaf Day
Evergreen Garden Care’ Autumn welcome
Glee Gathering
Happy Days ahead for Compost
New Products at Glee
Grow your card sales
LOFA Assured at Stewarts
Eat Out To Help Out
Showrooms to visit
HTA Column
GIMA Column


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Gerald Ingram
We truely are priveledged !I have worked in this industry for over 30 years now and there is no better place to be.Fantastic healthy people,amazing variety of products and interesting customers that bring amazing sales!What more could we want.