??News Centre: A round-up of news from the industry
??News Extra: Garden Centre Retail reports from Four Oaks Trade Show which took place in late September
? FutureLines:?A brand new event for the garden retail industry, coming to you in spring 2015.
??Association News: The Garden Centre Association and Horticultural Trades Association share more of their thoughts on?what?s going on this year.
??Business Tips: ?Andrew Sanders offers advice on the option of biomass heating; Jeremy Davies interviews a potential shoplifter to provide an insight into the thief?s mind-set; are you selling and displaying your seeds properly, asks Liz Dobbs; and Edwin Meijer looks at getting started on your web shop.
??Opinions: Kevin Waters looks at why it?s so important to maintain top quality and go above and beyond expectations; and Jane Perrone talks about how recommendations from famous gardeners might affect your sales.
??View From The Top: This month Garden Centre Retail spoke to Guy Topping of Barton Grange in Preston, Lancashire, which won Destination Garden Centre of the Year at the 2014 GCA Awards.
??Store Design: Paul Playdell looks at plant retailing, and making it easier for the customer.
??Plant Focus: Lucy Summers looks into the beauty of autumnal plants, and enticing customers with slightly more obscure choices
? Point of Sale:?Debra Jamieson of UK POS explains why using point of sale can be so useful
? Christmas Rush:?Garden Centre Retail asked a selection of industry professionals to share their advice and experience on preparing for the Christmas rush
??Product News:?A roundup of products from this month in the industry
??What to see- GroSouth:?A selection of companies exhibiting at the show next month
? Glee: Award Winning Products:?Nine products have been announced as winners, chosen by an expert panel of judges
? Category Review:Geoff Hodge looks at garden furniture ? as the memory of summer fades it is the perfect time to consider your furniture plans for 2015
? Garden products:?A selection of latest products from the garden furniture market
? Compost:?Latest products available for your store
? Giftware:?An eclectic mix of interesting products suitable to sell as giftware
? Trading With:?Garden Centre Retail spoke to Justin Williams from Nordic Garden Buildings
? Creating a Competitive Edge with Recruitment:?Martin Gibbons explains that investing in staff gives you a competitive advantage that can?t be copied easily
? Investing in the future of your business:?Staff are an investment so prospective employees need to be screened thoroughly, says Rachel Taylor
? Recruiting with:?Peter Burks, General Manager of Trelawney Garden Leisure
? Staff room: ?Three little interviews from industry personalities
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