Commercial nursery, Wyevale Nurseries, hosted its first Retail Forum with garden centre customers to discuss current market trends and to boost future plant sales.
Among those that attended the recent forum at the end of February were Andrew Smith and Jo Cooke from William Strikes/Klondykes Garden Centres, Julian Palphramand from British Garden Centres, Andy Harriss and Richard Lockwood from Haskins Garden Centres and Sharon McNair and Steve Smith from Tong Garden Centre.
Head of business support at Wyevale Nurseries, Carol Dickinson explains: “It was a brilliant discussion forum with some of our lovely retail customers and a great way to give each other plenty of feedback and support. It was hosted by several key members of our team, who gave short presentations to start each discussion topic.
“The day was the first of its kind where buyers from different companies joined us to discuss the marketplace and us as a supplier, and how we can all shape things to come.
“Our attendees told us the forum was a great idea and showed a willingness by us to listen to our customers. We hope to hold further similar events this year, so watch this space! If you’d like to attend the next one, which we’re hoping to host in the summer, do get in touch with us to register an interest and we will keep you updated.”