Garden Centre Retail ? October 2014 issue

??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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