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Scruffs® “Best in Show” Bed at Crufts® 2019

Manchester-based pet bed manufacturers Scruffs® have announced a successful exhibition at Crufts® 2019 earlier this month.

Scruffs® showcased many of their fan-favourite products, including the Snuggle Blanket and Noodle Dry Mat. Additionally, the pet-bedding company displayed beds from newer collections, such as the Rustic (pictured) and Habitat (pictured), which are designed for smaller breeds.

Dubby Klyne, Sales Director at Scruffs®, said: “We’d like to thank everyone for visiting our Stand at Crufts® 2019. We’re thrilled to report how successful the show was for us… Full story
Plant in Posh Planters this Spring

Winter is slowly coming to an end and spring is on the horizon. As the weather starts to warm up and we see more daylight hours, the garden finally is beginning to awake from hibernation. But as you begin to dust off the watering cans and gardening tools, you may be looking at what you can do to spruce your garden up this year.

The Posh Shed Company’s Posh Planters are the perfect way to create a statement in your garden thanks to their simple yet stylish design.… Full story

Garden Re-Leaf Day sponsors walkers

As the garden retail industry makes final preparations for the forthcoming Garden Re-Leaf Day (Friday 22nd March), the event organisers – the Greenfingers Charity – would like to take a moment to thank this year’s amazingly generous sponsors.

The Garden Re-Leaf Sponsored Walk & Cycle Challenge will this year be supported by a range of leading brands, all of which come together to make the event such an enjoyable and exciting event.

Kickstarting the day will be team at World’s End Garden Centres, who – as the walk and cycle start and end point – will be providing… Full story

Garden Connect renews webshop at Frosts Garden Centres

Garden Connect has launched the new webshop of Frosts Garden Centres, prior to the start of the 2019 Spring Season. The webshop is fully integrated with the OpSuite EPoS provided by DavRich.

 

The new webshop, which can be found via www.frostsgardencentres.co.uk… Full story

Jane is one of GCA’s team of inspectors

THE GARDEN Centre Association has this month (March, 2019) welcomed Jane Lawler as its new inspector.

Jane, who has more than 35 years’ experience in marketing and… Full story

Trixie joins Pets at Glee 2019

One of the world’s leading pet product suppliers, the German based Trixie, has confirmed it will be exhibiting at Pets at Glee in 2019, further cementing the show’s value for pet and garden retailers.

Bringing with it over 40 years’ experience, world-wide knowledge of the pet market thanks to its penetration in over 80 countries, and access to over 6,500 product lines for dogs, cats, birds, small animals, fish and reptiles, Trixie represents one of the biggest pet product suppliers active today. Making its debut at Glee in 2019, Trixie’s presence at Glee marks an exciting… Full story

Sedex awards

ScanCom (Vietnam), the parent company of the market-leading LifestyleGarden® outdoor furniture brand, is celebrating this week as it has been confirmed as one of the shortlisted companies at this year’s Sedex Awards.

Each year, the Sedex Awards celebrate the incredible efforts its members undertake globally to ensure the work they carry out is done so in a sustainable fashion and impacts upon the environment in the least possible way. This year there are five awards categories highlighting collaboration, environmental and labour programmes. Award entries were shortlisted… Full story

Applying Marie Kondo’s Magic to your Garden

Marie Kondo has taken the world by storm. From best-selling book to Netflix Queen of Clean, the tidying expert’s unique method to decluttering has transformed people’s living spaces from a messy place that doesn’t “spark joy” into areas of serenity and calmness. Full story

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Introducing the Grip smartphone application to optimise retailer and manufacturer presence at Glee 2019

In 2019, Glee joins the digital revolution with the launch of its new exhibition smartphone app, designed to provide an unrivalled matchmaking solution to help suppliers and retailers to get the most out of their time at the show.

Developed in response to the industry’s desire for such a tool, the new AI-powered event ‘matchmaking’ solution - from market-leading experts, Grip - will offer benefits for both exhibitors and retailers, utilising a platform that has already… Full story

Stax Trade centre releases 2019 green book

The UK’s largest garden and hardware wholesaler has restated its commitment to customer support with the publication of its 2019 Big Green Book gardening catalogue. This year’s annual publication contains a wider range of products than ever before, thanks to a number of major distribution deals which Stax Trade Centres has secured in recent months. These cover lines from major names such as Honeyfield’s, Kaemingk and Harris, and they are all featured in the new catalogue.… Full story

Exercise to Grow your Garden

Green fingered Brits are being encouraged to make the most of their time spent outside this spring, as experts have revealed which gardening tasks can burn the most calories.

The team behind online garden retailer  BillyOh.com have compiled a guide to the best jobs to complete in order to benefit both homeowners’ health and their gardens.

Gardeners could burn up to 93 calories… Full story
William Morris collection

William Morris collection is right on trend as Victorian fashion extends from homes and takes root in the nation’s gardens

The launch of the William Morris collection by Woodlodge, the UK’s leading supplier of garden pots, has introduced Victorian chic and timeless style to a new range of planters, on sale at garden centres across the UK.

Introducing the William Morris collection – timeless style

Inspired by British textile designer William Morris (1834-1896), containers in the collection feature his iconic artwork – from Kelmscott swans, often… Full story