Welcome to the August issue of Garden Centre Retail?
??News Centre: A round-up of news from the industry
??News Extra: Garden Centre Retail took a trip to the SOLEX at the NEC in Birmingham
??Association News: The Garden Centre Association and Horticultural Trades Association share more of their thoughts on?what’s going on this year.
??Business Tips: Ian Boardman talks about the value of business appraisals, Liz Dobbs on the merits of rose certification, and Edwin Meijer on how a little help from Google can go a long way.
??Opinions: Jane Perrone talks about how garden centres can target the niche of camping, and Kevin Waters shares his thoughts on?sending plants to the moon!
??View From The Top:?Matthew Bent talks to us about Bents Garden & Home, and the lengths they go to in order to ensure they are a top quality garden centre.
??Store Design: Paul Pleydell looks at how a structured approach to corporate identity can help you create memorable retail spaces.
??Plant Focus: Lucy Summers, garden designer and plant lover,?explains the magic of architectural plants and selling them to your customers.
??Catering:?Carl Hadfield, Group Catering Manager at Haskins, talks about the best ways to maximise the use of your catering space.
??Catering Q&A:?We ask five different garden centres a series of questions about their produce, and how they can best offer it to their customers
??Show Preview:?We take a look at some of the key exhibitors appearing at Four Oaks and GLEE this September, that you should make sure you go and see.
??Product Lines:?A selection of product news, as well as a look at the latest products in the wellington boots and interior displays markets.
??Trading with:?This month, Garden Centre Retail speaks to?Duncan Ross, Garden Centre Sales Director at Gardman, who talks about the vast array of products they have to offer.
??Jobs: A collection of vacancies from across the garden retail industry.
??Staff Room: A selection of little interviews, a calendar of ?what?s on? and Alex?s corner all feature in our Staff Room section.