Gardman CEO Pete Utting has outlined a new complete strategy designed to help stockists achieve future growth in 2017 and beyond.
Pete says Gardman successfully delivered on its promise of stability and growth in 2016, attaining an average service level success rate of +90% in the year to date. The company is now turning its attention to how customers can achieve further significant gains.
Major elements of the new strategy are a renewed focus on known top-selling lines to drive the main business, refreshing makeovers for key market-leading brands; Cole & Bright and Grow It, plus new brand concepts to capitalise on consumer garden d?cor and gifting trends.
He believes this new method will be a real game changer for the company?s categories. ?We know that new product development remains the lifeblood of our industry ? and we are carrying on innovating as we have always done,? he explains. ?But we also believe there is a lot more growth to be gained from existing products for which there is strong demand, but which are not always available on the shelves.?
Gardman?s solution is the introduction of its ?Hot 100? and ?Star NPD 2016? initiatives, which recognise respectively Gardman?s best-selling lines across all categories and the top selling new products launched earlier this year.
We are confident that by helping customers give focus to more than NPD, it will create a very solid platform to grow their business? Pete says.
Gardman?s plans for 2017 will be unveiled at Glee (12-14 September, NEC Birmingham) in Hall 17-20, stand 19E30-G31.