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Robert Hillier hands over to the next generation
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Bradford Garden Centre group wins National Sustainable Catering Award
Elements of Fragrance launches new range to support Greenfingers
Needlefresh and David Domoney shares videos on growing popularity of Fraser Fir
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GIMA confirms its 2023 Greenfingers fundraising total
Recognition for vital horticulture sector: House of Lords report highlights industry’s value
Notcutts Highly Commended at PlanetMark Annual Awards
Staff rate Notcutts as Best Employer in regional awards
‘Spooky Halloween Walk’ raises over £1000 for Wales Air Ambulance
Source Home & Gift partners with Retail Economics
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Pleydell Smithyman continue to develop their team and services
Henry Bell appoints a new National Sales Manager
Soft fruits supplier James McIntyre & Sons join Joy of Plants’ ‘PlantShare’ library
BHETA recruits Lee Martin as Sector Manager for DIY and Garden
FleuroStar winner Sundaville Double Blush Pink fully on track
HTA joins forces to call for Scottish rates freeze
New £300,000 'Nature Hubs' grant fund launched to support community green spaces
RHS announces winners of Partner Garden of the Year
South Leeds garden centre adds ice rink to list of seasonal attractions
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Source Home & Gift partners with Retail Economics


Leading UK sourcing show, Source Home & Gift, has announced a partnership with Retail Economics to deliver retail trends and insights at the show, across its digital and social platforms, and via webinars.


Retail Economics, an independent economics research consultancy focused on the UK consumer and retail industry, will deliver monthly blogs on the retail landscape and consumer trends available at  and is hosting a webinar with its CEO Richard Lim (pictured right) on Wednesday 15th November at 11am. The UK Retail Landscape – Outlook and Opportunities for 2024 webinar will provide invaluable expert views about retail in 2023 and what 2024 may bring for the UK retail market.


The session will provide an overview of the UK retail market, whilst examining consumer trends, the opportunities and trends present across major retail categories including, fashion, home and garden and shares insight into macro trends that may impact 2024 performance, and strategies to mitigate these risks.


Register at


Suzanne Ellingham, Director of Sourcing, Source Home & Gift says, “As we continue to grow our sourcing shows, we know how important it is to provide our audiences with year-round retail insights to help them understand the key economic drivers behind UK retail and consumer sectors and help offer a competitive edge through deeper insights of the retail industry. With world class research, Retail Economics transform information into actionable insights, so this webinar is a must-attend.”


Source Home & Gift has also partnered with retail trends consultancy Insider Trends, launching a Transparency Report exploring what transparency and accountability really looks like in retail. Looking at whether retail can ever truly consider itself sustainable when it’s all about the sale of new things; how even resale, repairs, and rental have an environmental impact and are treated as add-ons for businesses who make money selling new products; and a move away from terms like ‘sustainable’, the Transparency Report outlines how fashion and retail can move forward.


To launch the report, join the Insider Trends Report Webinar on Thursday 23rd November at 11am. The session will provide an overview of the UK retail market, whilst examining consumer trends, the opportunities and trends present across the fashion landscape, and why sustainable and ethical sourcing matter to UK consumers. Register at


About Source Home & Gift

Uniting global manufacturers and artisan makers who all pride themselves on responsible manufacturing and sustainable production, with key retailers, brands, and contractors, Source Home & Gift takes place on 4th – 7th February 2024 at NEC Birmingham with producers from UK, China, India, Africa, Philippines, Nepal and many more showcasing their wares.


Source Home & Gift brings the world to the UK as an easier, cheaper, and more effective destination to discover what’s trending, and develop and source new materials and products. All exhibitors are required to have had a recent audit from Sedex or a recognisable audit institution giving buyers the confidence that they will meet suppliers that have responsible business practices. The show features eight sectors including Homewares, Toys, Packaging, Stationery & Greetings, Gifts, Furniture, Textiles, and Technology & Services.


With a content stage dedicated to presenting and discussing the latest trends and topics in responsible and sustainable manufacturing from internationally renowned industry professionals, and co-located with Spring Fair, Source Home & Gift is the must-attend event for the retail community.


Source Home & Gift takes place on the 4th-7th September at NEC Birmingham. Visit for more information.

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