Plant Show success for Klondyke

by | Mar 3, 2017 | News | 0 comments

Klondyke

With a hall brimming with quality plants and awash with colour, the Klondyke Group’s?annual Plant Show took place on 23rd February 2017.?Held once again at the magnificent Gisborough Hall in Teeside, over 20 suppliers exhibited at the show.

The show, which was attended by the Group?s 22 plant and garden centre managers and horticultural buying team, gave the perfect opportunity to plan and select stock for the 2017 season by bringing them together with many of the best?from the UK plant supply chain.?Phil Ingle, from Cedar Associates, was also in attendance and led a workshop session on customer service and how this can be improved and developed within the garden centre sector.

The show saw the launch of Klondyke?s ?From Garden to Kitchen? brand which replaces the traditional concept of Grow your Own, instead encouraging customers to focus on the end result of what they will actually be eating rather than the work of growing it themselves.

Klondyke?s 2017 ?Hello Spring? store branding was also on display, along with a sneak peek at GROW Rewards, the exciting new loyalty club due to launch in Klondyke centres in March.

Klondyke?s senior horticultural buyer Andy Smith organised the show and commented: ?Our 2017 event has showcased our ranges to our Plant Managers and set the scene for the season. I would like to thank all of our suppliers who attended and wish them all a great 2017 season.”

During the show, A & G Young were presented with the Klondyke Group?s award for Supplier of the Year 2016.

Gary Young commented: ?We are delighted to receive the Klondyke Plant Supplier of the Year Award. It is wonderful to have our efforts recognised by a major customer and it sets the bar higher for us to aim at in future years. A & G Young have supplied Klondyke since the early eighties and have always worked closely together to develop new ideas in bedding for the benefit of both businesses. It has been a pleasure to be able to co-operate with Klondyke over so many years and we look forward to continuing to develop our relationship.?

Andy Merrick, garden centre sales manager at Farplants, who were exhibiting at the show also commented: ?It?s a really great show, suppliers were smiling and we get to meet every centre. A great way to start the season.?

Gisborough Hall is located near to the group?s Stokesley and Northallerton Garden Centres. Both these centres have recently had their plant areas upgraded, this upgrade is based around themes and making the offer more customer friendly.

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