Retail Lab @ Glee: Meet the HTA
The HTA represents businesses of all sizes and types in horticulture. They are all about supporting its members. They also support learning through conferences, training and market information. The HTA create extra spend in gardening through the UK's biggest garden promotional campaign - National Garden Gift Vouchers and Cards. They're a trusted help too, with assurance and support for when times are tough. All this helps the association promote to government what the garden retail industry adds to the UK's health, tourism, culture and economy. Everything they do goes towards supporting its members' interests, and growing the legacy of gardens, gardening and the industry for the generations to come.
HTA Director of Operations, Martin Simmons, said: “The Retail Lab is one possible vision of the future that we'd like to share with our members. With different lifestyles, different ways to buy products and ever-developing technology, consumers of the future may be looking for different things from their garden centre. The Retail Lab is full of ideas to inspire and inform and that garden centres can implement to help them stay relevant in the future.”