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Consumers grow cautious as inflation rates rise

Consumers grow cautious as inflation rates rise

Garden centre sales have begun to level out after the gardening boom of 2020 but remain high when compared to 2019, according to…
New Look Café Bar and Food Hall to open at Squire’s Wokingham

New Look Café Bar and Food Hall to open at Squire’s Wokingham

Squire’s Garden Centre on Heathlands Road in Wokingham is to open a new look Café Bar and enhanced Food Hall…
The Retail Trust launches new fundraising appeal

The Retail Trust launches new fundraising appeal

Industry charity the Retail Trust has begun a fundraising appeal after demand for its services for retail workers rose by…
Small adjustments to Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme would bring huge benefits to UK horticulture businesses, says HTA

Small adjustments to Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme would bring huge benefits to UK horticulture businesses, says HTA

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has called for an extension to the Seasonal Workers Pilot Scheme (SWP) to include plant and tree growers to support the industry in…
Poundbury Gardens supports surgery’s memorial garden planting project

Poundbury Gardens supports surgery’s memorial garden planting project

Poundbury Gardens near Dorchester has donated many plants, bulbs and bags of compost to Craig’s Courtyard, a planting project taking…
Haskins Garden Centre promotes longstanding staff member to operations director

Haskins Garden Centre promotes longstanding staff member to operations director

Ben Harrison has been promoted to operations director of Haskins Garden Centres after 12 years with the family business. He…
BRC launches retailers’ guide to help consumers become net zero

BRC launches retailers’ guide to help consumers become net zero

The retail industry – including product supply chains – is one of the largest contributors to UK greenhouse gas (GHG)…
Notcutts resume redevelopment programme after 2020/21 pause

Notcutts resume redevelopment programme after 2020/21 pause

Following a year of uncertainty and disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Notcutts has now resumed their programme of garden…
Tech bosses issue online e-commerce warning

Tech bosses issue online e-commerce warning

With the high street already on its knees following the pandemic, which has decimated the retail industry, both physical and…
Touchscreen technology for garden centres solves staff and skills shortages

Touchscreen technology for garden centres solves staff and skills shortages

Joy of Plants and Review Systems Digital Signage Ltd have recently launched a new smaller ‘Plant Finder’ Touchscreen Kiosk to…
Gardena unveils new showroom in Milton Keynes

Gardena unveils new showroom in Milton Keynes

Gardena has opened a new showroom in Milton Keynes to strengthen its customer experience. Showcasing Gardena’s range of watering, tools…
HTA’s grower committee calls for action on labour shortages and post-Brexit trade controls

HTA’s grower committee calls for action on labour shortages and post-Brexit trade controls

The Seasonal Workers Pilot should be extended in the short term to the ornamental sector to help with seasonal labour…
GIMA Awards a sellout

GIMA Awards a sellout

The GIMA Awards, taking place on 11 November at Celtic Manor Resort, are officially sold out. Manufacturers and suppliers from…
Founder of Wildlife World steps down as managing director after 22 years

Founder of Wildlife World steps down as managing director after 22 years

Norman Sellers is stepping down as managing director of Wildlife World. He started the company from a small farm in…
Demand for garden furniture and BBQs continues into August

Demand for garden furniture and BBQs continues into August

Furniture and BBQ sales continue to dominate the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT). They were up by…
“Size and Scope” of HGV driver visa scheme must be extended, says BRC

“Size and Scope” of HGV driver visa scheme must be extended, says BRC

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) suggests the government’s latest HGV driver scheme doesn’t go far enough. Over the weekend, it…
Revamped Klondyke Garden Centre in Polmont opens its doors

Revamped Klondyke Garden Centre in Polmont opens its doors

The redevelopment of Klondyke Garden Centre at Polmont has been completed. A new, large extension has transformed the centre and…
Record number of GCA members awarded Highly Commended certificates

Record number of GCA members awarded Highly Commended certificates

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has announced a record number of its members have received Highly Commended awards after its…
Dobbies secures five stars at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Dobbies secures five stars at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The team at Dobbies is celebrating after being presented with a five star award for its trade stand at The…
Winners of Glee Buyers Power List 2021 revealed

Winners of Glee Buyers Power List 2021 revealed

The winners of the Glee Buyers Power List for 2021 were announced yesterday from The Stage content theatre at Glee,…
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