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THE POSITIVE start to 2019 continued into February (2019) as garden centres across the country saw outdoor plant sales soar according to the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) report.
The beating heart of Glee, the Glee New Product Showcase provides a one-stop-shop for all the latest product innovations from around the show. Each year 11 products are selected as winners by a panel made up of leading industry figures and gardening experts. Six months have now passed since the 2018 winners were crowned, making it the perfect time to catch up with some of the brands to find out how the award has helped grow business, and to see what 2019 has in store.
Glee is always a key event in the calendar for Westland Horticulture. Not only is a prime opportunity to speak to… Full story
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
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
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
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
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
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
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