Garden trade industry features including events, exhibitions, and shows
Formbar stock traditional and modern, innovative trolleys and baskets so Garden Centres can give a true impression of their brand values from the first moment a customer arrives. We have a range of trolleys that are suitable in garden centres and our customers love. We have a traditional wire garden centre trolleys that your customers will be familiar with as well as some unique new products. We stock plastic Polycart trolleys and garden centres tend to love the plastic flatbed and the small 78 litre trolley.
Ecologists at garden centre specialists Malcolm Scott Consultants have been working with clients to help them take steps toward helping achieve the aims of the Government’s new Environment Bill.
The Bill was announced in the Queen’s Speech on 14 October 2019 and is scheduled to be passed by the new Government in early 2020.
It will bring into force a mandatory approach to Biodiversity Net Gain, and the business’s Environment team has been advising on measures to comply.
Rob Harrison, Principal Ecologist at the garden centre consultant, said: “Ever since the Bill was introduced, we’ve been asked one question more than any other: “What is Biodiversity Net Gain?”.
Contemporary gift and homeware retailer, Enesco, is proud to present its second exclusive Mug of the Year, a new concept within the licensed Beatrix Potter Collection.
Having launched in 2019 with none other than Peter Rabbit™ himself, the idea behind this offering is that on an annual basis, the featured character will change to showcase an original
piece of artwork taken from author Beatrix Potter’s much-loved classic children’s tales, making the Mug of the Year a highly sought-after and super collectable piece with your customers.
Specialist water-based paint manufacturer Thorndown, bring long-term colour and style to garden design. Their paints are made to the highest specifications using raw materials at the forefront of environmentally considerate water-based technology.
Colour plays an essential part in garden design and the use of wood paint to decorate and protect timber buildings and features is seen prominently in gardening magazines and on TV programmes such as “Love your Garden” with Alan Titchmarsh.
The tradition of parents teaching their offspring basic household DIY is on the wane, but manufacturer DK Tools is reaping the benefits.
The company, through its successful Amtech brand, designs, manufactures and distributes around 2,000 powered and manual hand tools to retailers and wholesalers. They’re aimed at shoppers who need affordable products to complete jobs around the house – such as putting up shelves, laying decking, pruning or basic repairs.
However, the loss of DIY knowledge among younger generations means many consumers are looking for help to complete tasks rather than having to bring in skilled tradespeople.
DK Tools Limited and their Amtech brand, has been identified and selected by The Telegraph Business Club for their senior business community, as one of fifteen cross-industry companies to watch out for in 2020.
The Telegraph Business Club provides engaging and informative content that offers interesting insights into the strategic levers that drive success. The use of mini-documentary films about companies and key people, creates compelling viewing for a senior business community with a global footprint.
The Telegraph expressed an interest in creating a short film about DK Tools, when one of their research team came across the Amtech stand at the Spring Fair Trade show event, earlier in the year. After some initial probing into their brand and product proposition, the team were further intrigued with the fact that DK Tools had identified a gap in the DIY market and had begun acting on their evaluation of key industry insights.
We’ve all been there. You’ve got a million presents to buy at Christmas, very little time and, quite frankly, inclination to go gift hunting for the hard-to-buy-fors. Your customers are no different – they want stand-out products which are reasonably priced and readily available – preferably in an eye-catching display near the tills. Instead of leaving empty-handed, they could be tempted by one of these beauties as chosen by Garden Trade Specialist editor Victoria Galligan in our Xmas gifts guide…
A NEW range of mains powered centrally heated dog beds featuring a pressure activated heat pad
Hot Dog Pet Products is a family owned business located in the beautiful market town of Northallerton, North Yorkshire. Our entire range of thermal and central heated dog beds are all crafted by our dedicated and skilled workforce. Made in Britain our unique, luxurious dog beds are all designed, produced, packaged and posted from right here in Yorkshire.
Tom Chambers have announced the launch of a full range of Eco-friendly coco fibre liners developed with an innovative ‘WaterSave’ layer. This biodegradable material covers the bottom section of the liner and works as a reservoir to hold and retain water, meaning much less watering.
The liners also feature an integral built in over-spill which avoids over-watering and root saturation and allows excess water to drain away. The new liners are exclusive to Tom Chambers and are a new and exciting concept to the market.
The important message of using less water and being environmentally aware is communicated effectively to customers with the bold, informative labels and striking WaterSave logo.
THE UK’S current love for indoor plants shows no sign of diminishing according to the Garden Centre Association (GCA) as new research claims most flatsharers own at least one houseplant each.
In the GCA’s Barometer of Trade for October (2019) houseplants were recorded among the bestsellers by member garden centres for the third consecutive month, with sales up 13.47% on last year.
Iain Wylie, GCA Chief Executive explained: “The UK’s current love of houseplants seems to be growing, particularly amongst renters, as new research from the company Spare Room has revealed recently. According to the organisation, 76% of those sharing flats now own at least one houseplant each. There has also been an increase in the number of houseplants being featured on Instagram feeds, with millions of posts tagged #houseplant.