Garden Centre Retail – Feb 2015

News Centre: A round-up of industry news.

??Association News: The Garden Centre Association and Horticultural Trades Association share more of their thoughts on?what?s going on this year.

? Opinion: ?Jane Perrone shows independents how to build brand identity.

??Business Tips: Liz Dobbs looks at sustainability. Keith Bateman asks how EPoS can reduce costs. Dominic Keen discusses the value of mobile commerce for Christmas 2015.

??View From The Top: This month Garden Centre Retail spoke to Ally Moseley, director and general manager of Fairways Garden Centre, Ashbourne.

??Store Design: Paul Playdell?advises?looks at how to build stronger relationships with?customers this spring.

??Plant Focus: Lucy Summers identifies an emerging demographic of would-be gardeners and explains how to get them buying knowledgeably.

??Go and see:?We preview the much anticipated PATS show at Sandown and highlight the top exhibitions and seminars.

? Category Review:?Geoff Hodge looks at barbecues.

? Latest products:?All the latest in barbecues, aquatics, artificial grass and general.

? Trading with:?We speak to Chris Hewitt, Marketing Manager at barbecue specialist Weber.??

? Recruitment:?Martin Gibbons discusses what personality types make for good management. Mike Fuller lists five easy steps to recruiting the right staff.

? Staff room: ?Three little interviews from industry personalities

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