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  • June 2022 floorplan 75% booked. Hot on the heels of a thriving 2021 event, the 2022 edition of Glee is now just six months away and is set to be the biggest edition of the UK’s leading garden retail e ...
  • Retail Spotlight: Bampton Garden Plants

    20 Dec 2021 Suzanne Ellingham, Head of Content
    Glee Birmingham 2022 will no doubt welcome traders from all over the UK. One garden centre that has caught the eye of retail experts is Bampton Garden Plants, the Oxford-based garden centre is renowne ...
  • Here at Glee, we're constantly on the lookout for the most exciting new collections and the trends driving the industry forward. As we prepare to reopen the doors to Glee this September, we've been ta ...
  • It is a truth universally acknowledged that retaining a loyal customer base is more cost-effective than constantly churning new customers. A dedicated stream of loyal footfall is the stuff of dreams f ...
  • Setting up your own edible garden from scratch can be as challenging as it is exciting, but help is at hand. The team at Grow Your Own magazine have compiled some helpful tips and tricks to get you of ...
  • In the digital age, when consumers are more connected than ever, the role of social media is ever evolving. At its inception, social media was a platform for connecting with friends and family. Moving ...
  • With an estimated 24 million gardens in the UK, the potential for UK gardens to support wildlife is enormous, and gardeners are increasingly investing in products that will make the perfect wildlife g ...
  • RocketGro launched earlier this year with an innovative solution to one of the garden sectors biggest challenges; greener growing. Using the organic by-product of renewable energy, friends and busines ...
  • As first time exhibitors not just the Glee Green Heart but exhibitions in general, the award has been warmly received by the team at Hills Plants, who have been using Glee to promote its range of Brit ...
  • They say absence makes the heart grow fonder and this certainly felt like an accurate sentiment at Glee last week, when the garden retail sector was finally able to reunite after a two-year hiatus. Mi ...
  • Nineteen fantastic new garden and pet product innovations have been confirmed as this year's winners of the coveted Glee New Product Showcase, at a special award presentation organised and run by Gard ...
  • The winners of the prestigious Glee Buyers Power List for 2021 were announced this afternoon (Wednesday September 15th) from The Stage content theatre at the show, which is still running at the NEC, B ...
  • For the first time in Glee’s 47-year history, the show will move from September to June, 28th-30th. After listening to the needs of our visitors and exhibitors, we are confident that the new June date ...
  • As Glee 2021 gets set to open its doors at the NEC from 14th – 16th September, retailers and other trade buyers are invited to register online for the first in-person European event for our industry t ...
  • At first sight, influencers and the gardening industry seem totally unrelated. As an industry that can be considered more traditional and less digitally-focused, social media doesn't often get much of ...
  • Optimise profit potential of seasonal plants now - with seasonal plants being more topical than ever, the Green Heart represents an opportunity to buy high impact lines for immediate delivery and sale ...
  • Glee 2021 is just around the corner (14th – 16th September, NEC Birmingham). With eight thriving product sectors and thousands of new products set to launch at the exhibition, it comes as no surprise ...
  • Last week saw Chancellor Rishi Sunak announce the Spring Budget, with plans to support the UK economy as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. It's no secret that the pandemic has hit retail hard and ...
  • In recent years, e-commerce and traditional bricks and mortar retail have crossed into one another's territories, creating a new wave of hybrid shopping. Whether in the form of a website or social med ...
  • There is great anticipation in the garden retail sector for the long-awaited return of Glee (14th – 16th September 2021, NEC Birmingham) as an in-person event; with suppliers and retailers set to reco ...
  • As the first dedicated garden retail exhibition to make its in-person return post-lockdown, Glee (14th – 16th September, NEC Birmingham) has an important role to play. From networking and educating, t ...
  • With the spring sun shining, thinking about Christmas might seem like a lifetime away. But, as many retailers will know, the festive season comes around quick. And, since preparation is key, we've put ...
  • Here at Glee, we're constantly on the lookout for the most exciting new collections and the trends driving the industry forward. As we prepare to reopen the doors to Glee this September, we've been ta ...
  • As we emerge back into “real life”, one of the key challenges facing retailers is how to integrate new and improved digital commerce systems with traditional bricks and mortar stores. There's no avoid ...
  • Here at Glee, we're constantly on the lookout for the most exciting new collections and the trends driving the industry forward. As we prepare to reopen the doors to Glee this September, we've been ta ...
  • After over a year away from in-person events, Hyve Group are delighted to announce that Glee will return to the NEC Birmingham from 14th – 16th September 2021. Following their Time To Grow manifesto, ...
  • As we prepare to open the doors to Glee this September, we're so excited to be talking to some of our favourite exhibitors. Urban Farm-It launched in 2019 and truly bring our Time to Grow manifesto to ...
  • Here at Glee, we're constantly on the look out for the most exciting new collections and the trends driving the industry forward. As we prepare to reopen the doors to Glee this September, we've been t ...
  • If there's been one thing dominating consumer conversations this year, it's been how to stay healthy and happy during lockdown. 2020 has posed new and unique challenges that have taken their toll on m ...
  • In case you missed it, Glee made an appearance at last week's virtual forum, Spring Fair @Home. Our exciting exhibitor line up brought the very best of Glee to the Spring Fair audience, giving a taste ...