15 - 17 September 2020
NEC Birmingham UK

Glee News

Glee News

  • In our second special report on the plastic debate, we look at how Glee exhibitors in the homeware, catering, gift, clothing and pet markets are reducing dependency on single-use plastic and switching to more sustainable, innovative alternatives.

  • Green gardening is not a fashion or a passing fad – it's here to stay. With sustainable growing championed by the likes of BBC Gardeners' World presenter Monty Don, demand for eco-friendly gardening products is on the up.
  • Growing media is a godsend for garden retailers. Regardless of fashions or trends, come rain or shine, consumers will always need compost to fill seed trays, window boxes and hanging baskets – and the ...
  • Here, we meet one of the sponsors of this year's feature – The Willow Wand, a British brand that is making it easy for consumers to grow decorative topiary at home, whilst also pushing the wellbeing agenda. Here the company's founder, Simon Read tells us more.
  • In his second excusive interview, Romeo Sommers, Creative Director of the Glee Retail Lab tells us more about ‘Saving the World – Nurturing, Nature and Animals', the next theme which will shape this year's interactive hub of innovative ideas and merchandising ideas.

  • The circus is coming to Glee 2019! This year the Retail Lab – in association with the HTA - will draw upon the inspiration of the bygone era of travelling circuses to provide a stunning backdrop to this year's inspirational showcase of innovative products and merchandising ideas. 
  • Power of One is a new initiative being adopted by Glee to highlight the impact we each have on the environment. Supporting the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, the campaign seeks to demonstrate how a combination of small, individual changes can create a more sustainable future for all.

  • Dog grooming, coffee time and claw cutting tips – these are just a few little extras you can offer to drive more customers your way, putting your business ahead of online outlets and national chains.

    Small pet retailers are constantly competing with high street brands for business and sometimes thinking outside the box is needed to get noticed by new customers.

  • In fact, 61% of Glee's visitors say they will attend Glee 2019 as a result of seeing the Retail Lab last year. Here, we meet first-time sponsors, Verona Group, to find out more about the UK's leading distributor of tiles and mosaics in natural stone, porcelain, ceramic and glass from the company's Product Marketing Executive, Rosie Preston.
  • The Retail Lab is a key focal point for Glee – the beating heart of the industry, showcasing the best of what the future holds. Combining interactive content with inspirational product displays and tangible business advice, the Retail Lab has cemented itself as a thriving hub of inspiration and knowledge at Glee. Here we catch up with Mark Smith, Director of Key Essentials, one of this year's Retail Lab sponsors, to find out about his plans for Glee 2019.
  • Retailers seeking products of the future and the latest in-store merchandising ideas need look no further than the Retail Lab at Glee. Here, we meet one of the sponsors of this year's feature, Meadow View Stone, who brings over 25 years' experience of supplying the widest range of imported and exclusive decorative aggregates and landscaping stone to the garden centre industry.

  • Here, we meet one of the sponsors of this year's feature – the German pot, container and plant accessories manufacturer Scheurich, which is eager to demonstrate its latest creations when the Retail Lab throws open its doors.