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Museums & Galleries Ltd launched in the 1980s with the aim of bringing the gems of the world’s museums to beautifully made and produced cards and stationery for the high street. It remains true to this mission today, but over the years the company has expanded both its product portfolio and the variety of art it publishes, so today has an outstanding retail offer covering a wide spectrum from heritage fine art to contemporary fashion design, old masters to contemporary artists and illustrators, anonymous archival discoveries to the most prestigious of fine art museum brands.
The company’s core collection of greetings cards branded ‘Classics’ is a heady mix of styles curated from a variety of sources. Every image is chosen for its quality and timeless style. The range is infinitely adaptable to the changing consumer moods, and M&G carefully balances some endearingly quirky designs against classics by the likes of Monet, Van Gogh, and LS Lowry.
NEW compact-size ‘Performance’ BBQs feature technology and design innovations
Char-Broil’s new BBQ range for 2022 presents the Performance 2.0 line, designed in a compact new shape to take up less garden space while still packed with high-performing features. Key to this is an enhanced version of Char-Broil’s innovative TRU-Infrared cooking system, as well as high-quality burners and grates which enable these grills to deliver fool- proof BBQ results every time.
The Char-Broil Performance launch in 2022 will be supported by a new Char-Broil brand advertising campaign, in print and online, alongside dynamic brand and product promotions via social channels.
Dog owners need look no further when seeking a tasty, healthy way to keep their Furr Babies hydrated - Furr Boost is a natural dog drink which pooches and their parents across the UK love!
Designed especially for our canine counterparts, it provides a junk-free complement to a dog’s daily water intake and is formulated using only human-grade, high-quality ingredients, so discerning dog owners can be sure that they’re giving their pet a treat which is both delicious and nutritious.
Perfect for even the fussiest of four-legged friends, it is available in three appetising flavours; beef, broccoli and blueberry; chicken, butternut squash and cranberry; and pork, sweet potato and apple.
BOOKING has now opened (November 2021) for the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference in January (January 23-26, 2022).
The conference, which will include talks, industry updates and opportunities to socialise, takes place at the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa in Lancashire from January 23 until 26.
Christmas is coming with Portfolio’s new throws and cushions
Leading home textiles brand, Portfolio Home, has launched a stunning new range of traditional and quirky Christmas products specifically tailored to Garden Centres and Retailers which they are excited to showcase exclusively at Harrogate Christmas Fair (16th – 19th January 2022). The new festive collection includes soft fleece throws and tapestry velvet cushions which have been designed to help increase consumer basket value during the festive period.
EcoGro are delighted to announce their new additions to their highly popular family of eco-friendly, sustainable and natural plant foods: EcoGro Lawn Power, and the EcoGro one litre range.
EcoGro Lawn Power is an exciting and innovative natural plant food designed to help your lawn flourish. This new product contains added nutrients and works with the soil microbes to aid root development. It also acts as a moss suppressant, helping avoid these dense mats which outcompete with grass for all vital water and nutrients. By activating microbes, it will also breakdown any dead matter and thatching. It also helps your grass grow greener, so your neighbours will be green with envy!
bio-bean Limited, a Certified B Corp and manufacturer of Coffee Logs, has been named a Best for the World™ B Corp in recognition of its exemplary performance beyond commercial metrics.
Christmas 2021 provides an opportunity for garden retailers to make up for losses sustained in the pandemic.
With national Covid restrictions easing, this festive season promises to be a brighter one than 2020. And for customers, buying a real Christmas tree is all part of the experience.
Here, we speak to the British Christmas Tree Growers’ Association (BCTGA) about its work in promoting British-grown trees. And we hear from some of the Association’s members who offer their insight into being part of an industry that’s growing – in more ways than one.