Welcome to the July issue round-up of Garden Centre Retail
News Centre: A round-up of news from the industry
News Extra: Garden Centre Retail took a trip to the HTA National Plant Show
Association News: The Garden Centre Association and Horticultural Trades Association share more of their thoughts on what they have planned for 2014.
Business Tips: Simon Quinton Smith talks about rating assessments, Ian Boardman discusses developing and moving forward, and Jeremy Davies is back with the importance of putting security on your agenda.
Opinions: Jane Perrone talks about the beauty of wildlife in the garden, and Kevin Waters shares his thoughts on customer loyalty, and how important it can be.
View From The Top: Tammy Woodhouse and Sue Allen of Millbrook Garden Company share with us the history behind the family run business as well as what they have planned for the future.
Store Design: Paul Pleydell, in the fifth instalment of his series, tells us about the significance of the building you retail from.
Plant Focus: Lucy Summers, garden designer and plant lover, shares her secrets on scented plants, and engaging the customer to find out what they really want.
Catering: Vision Commercial Kitchens Ltd speak to garden centre retail about how garden centres can make the most of al fresco dining.
Catering Q&A: We ask five different garden centres a series of questions about their al fresco catering facilities and what they have to offer.
Product Lines: A selection of product news and latest product features that look at outdoor displays with words from Timber Displays, as well as latest product pages on pest control, clothing, and wildlife
Trading with: This month, Garden Centre Retail speaks to John Rushby of Genpower about what the company has planned for the rest of 2014.
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.