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Over 22,500 Brits fall victim to garden and shed burglary every year

Scouring government data and looking into the nation’s opinions and experiences, new research from Tiger Sheds can reveal how many of us have had our sheds broken into, and what precautions (if any) we are taking to protect our garden buildings, tools and garden furniture from thieves.

After analysing four years of data[1] (2014 - 2017) from police forces across the nation, Tiger Sheds can reveal that, on average, over 22,500[2] instances of garden and shed burglary are reported each year.

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Yorkshire Flowerpots

Barnsley based Yorkshire Flowerpots is the UK’s only volume producer of ceramic flowerpots. It is part of the 4th generation Naylor group, a family business which has been making ceramic products since 1890.

Since its launch in 1992, Yorkshire Flowerpots has established a reputation for high quality, British made terracotta pots: the company's pots are accompanied by a lifetime frostproof guarantee.

During 2018, the company has strengthened its manufacturing expertise and made a £150,000 investment in its clay processing plant to increase capacity and further improve product quality. 

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Pooch & Mutt wet food cartons

Pooch & Mutt's new grain-free, natural and delicious wet food cartons are packed with fresh ingredients. Dogs can enjoy a variety of 4 tasty flavours; Turkey & Chicken, Chicken & Ocean Fish, Turkey & Duck and Chicken, Pumpkin & Pea. Each recipe uses fresh ingredients including fresh fruits and vegetables. Free from grain, cereal and gluten, the wet foods contain no artificial colours or flavours and are formulated free from GM produce. 

The new wet food cartons enforce Pooch & Mutt’s commitment to their leading role in the pet food revolution. Bringing sustainably sourced, quality food with the environment at its heart, the 100% recyclable Tetra Pak cartons are the first of their kind in UK pet food.

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Fish4Dogs Appoints New Wholesale Partner TrustPet

Fish4Dogs has announced a new wholesale distribution partnership with Trust Pet Products in an exclusive arrangement for the UK which focuses on providing enhanced opportunities for independent retailers to sell the full range of healthy food and treats from Fish4Dogs Ltd. 

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Outdoor plant at Garden Centre in December

SALES in outdoor plants continued to dominate other categories for a third month running in December (2018) according to the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) report.

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Mike Burks Chairman Elect

THE GARDEN Centre Association (GCA) has recently (January, 2019) announced its Chairman Elect for 2020/21.

Mike Burks, who is the Managing Director of The Gardens Group, was revealed as the GCA’s Chairman Elect for 2020/21 during its annual conference, which took place at Luton Hoo Hotel, Luton.

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Choice at Glee Spring Fair

Choice Marketing held a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event at Spring Fair 2019 where 50+ gift and home suppliers had the opportunity to meet up with Choice members in an informal yet productive environment.

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Is your dog keeping you in top form?

A new study has found that Brits with dogs walk and talk more than those without as dog lovers claim to walk 870 miles a year – just walking their pet.

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Photo caption (L-R): Cathryn (Haskins staff), Alice (Haskins staff), Sue Webster (Waggy Tails), Jane Storey (Waggy Tails rescue) with Tia the dog, Amanda (Haskins staff), Marc Etheridge (assistant general manager at Haskins in Ferndown)

Haskins Garden Centre has partnered with Waggy Tails Rescue to donate animal-friendly houseplants to the charity.

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Neat Ideas your no risk Retailer! 

Neat Ideas offer a full Sale or Return on every single product we produce, how many companies do you think do this?... NONE! 

Products are support with top quality TV screen demonstrations incorporated into their merchandising stand, making for inspired impulse and gift purchases.

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