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New president announced for Shop and Display Equipment Association

New president announced for Shop and Display Equipment Association

Mark Chatterton, managing director of Morplan, has been voted as the new president of the Shop and Display Equipment Association…
Will Armitage joins HTA as non-executive director

Will Armitage joins HTA as non-executive director

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced the appointment of Will Armitage as a non-executive director. Will is one of…
April showers affect core garden centre sales

April showers affect core garden centre sales

Poor weather in April affected sales in core categories at garden centres across the country according to the latest Garden…
GIMA reveals judging panel for 2022 awards

GIMA reveals judging panel for 2022 awards

Following the successful return of the annual GIMA Awards in 2021, the association has unveiled this year’s judging panel. With…
Jenny Douthwaite of Primeur elected GIMA president

Jenny Douthwaite of Primeur elected GIMA president

GIMA has announced the election of Jenny Douthwaite of Primeur as GIMA president, supported by Kate Ebbens of Capi Europe…
BRC finds prices are rising as costs soar

BRC finds prices are rising as costs soar

Prices are experiencing the highest rate of inflation in more than a decade, according to the BRC-NielsenIQ Shop Price Index.…
Catering performs well in March as garden centres resume social role

Catering performs well in March as garden centres resume social role

Catering sales at garden centres across the country have performed well in March, according to the Garden Centre Association’s latest…
Brands urged to embrace gift cards to attract shoppers of the future

Brands urged to embrace gift cards to attract shoppers of the future

With high street businesses looking for effective ways to engage and retain customers, new research has revealed that gift cards…
HTA welcomes EFRA Committee report findings on workforce shortages

HTA welcomes EFRA Committee report findings on workforce shortages

The Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs Committee has published its Labour shortages in the food and farming sector report highlighting growing concerns…
SOLEX 2022 space is sold out

SOLEX 2022 space is sold out

After a two-year COVID-induced absence, SOLEX (The Summer Outdoor Living Exhibition) space has sold out, and there is already an…
Entry to the GIMA Awards is now open

Entry to the GIMA Awards is now open

After a successful return in 2021, GIMA has confirmed that its annual awards evening will be returning later this year,…
New anti-harassment certification created for the retail industry

New anti-harassment certification created for the retail industry

National law firm, Foot Anstey LLP and the UK’s retail industry charity, the Retail Trust have launched a new certification…
Horticulture industry responds to Defra consultation on ending the retail sale of peat

Horticulture industry responds to Defra consultation on ending the retail sale of peat

The Growing Media Taskforce has submitted its response to the government’s consultation on the use of peat in horticulture, putting…
Applications now open for GCA Rising Stars programme

Applications now open for GCA Rising Stars programme

Members of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) are being encouraged to put forward their employees for the organisation’s Rising Stars…
HTA announces departure of its director of policy and communications

HTA announces departure of its director of policy and communications

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced that James Clark, director of policy and communications, has decided to leave after…
New journeys towards sustainability encouraged through latest HTA roadmap initiative

New journeys towards sustainability encouraged through latest HTA roadmap initiative

As part of its sustainability roadmap, the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has launched a new scheme to enable its members to…
Retailers and employers turn to gift cards to supercharge recovery

Retailers and employers turn to gift cards to supercharge recovery

With retailers, high street businesses and employers looking to battle back following two years of COVID-19 challenges, new research reveals…
HTA white paper shows how horticulture can grow greener

HTA white paper shows how horticulture can grow greener

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has published a white paper outlining the key areas for action that could set in…
HTA launches Guide to Potentially Harmful Plants (3rd edition)

HTA launches Guide to Potentially Harmful Plants (3rd edition)

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), working with plant toxicologists and the Veterinary Poisons Information Service, has launched a new Guide…
Garden centres receive top awards at virtual presentation day

Garden centres receive top awards at virtual presentation day

Winners of the Garden Centre Association’s awards have been announced at a virtual presentation on 15 February. The live streamed…
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