Final call for Cultivating Retail

by | Nov 5, 2018 | Associations, Community, News | 0 comments

Rebecca Pow
This is the final call to join friends and colleagues attending Cultivating Retail. Cultivating Retail is the new one-day Conference and Dinner for growers, retailers and suppliers.
Organised by HTA and GIMA, this ?must attend? event tackles the issues and opportunities facing the garden retail supply chain. It takes place on 13 November at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.
The programme, hosted by journalist and Channel 4 news presenter Cathy Newman, is full of relevant and topical content. It includes insights from speakers from inside and outside the industry.
Know your Customer
  • David Denny will look at the economy, consumer confidence and recently launched industry sizing report.


  • Keynote speaker Ken Hughes will be asking ?Is your supply chain millennial ready??


  • How is technology changing expectations of shopping? How are best-in-class retailers responding to these changing demands, both online and offline? Who is raising the bar of experiential retail? Will Seymour hopes to answer these important questions about the future of retail.

Business inspiration and the Environment

  • Trewin Restorick of Hubbub will be asking whether green concerns driven by the use of single use plastics are part of a longer-trend. Does it represent an opportunity or threat for the garden industry?


  • In this panel session on plastics in horticulture, growers, suppliers and retailer look at the issue of plastic. This includes the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Optimising the retailer/supplier relationship

  • Supply chain expert Paul Pegg will look at the challenges faced by the fresh produce sector. He’ll look at some of the innovative ways in which this sector has overcome them.


  • Cathy Newman hosts a panel session on supply chain issues. It brings together retailers and suppliers to look their respective needs. They look at how they might work together to create better relationships. Key topics on the agenda include selection, pre-season ordering, and industry consolidation.

Promoting your Business

  • Alan Roper will be sharing his thoughts on innovative and experiential retail.
Dinner delegates will hear from inspirational and record breaking speaker James Golding. He will tell his compelling, uplifting and honest story ?One Step at a Time?. Greenfingers will also share the latest news.
?295 +VAT for a full conference place for HTA and GIMA members (?199 + VAT for conference only).
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