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  • Glee, the international ‘festival’ for the garden, leisure and pet sector, has had a makeover with new branding revealed ahead of the 2023 event (27th – 29th June, NEC Birmingham). Having undergone a ...
  •   It's important to have a clear sustainability strategy, and invest in training both for staff and customers. Mark Portman, Managing Director of Evergreen Garden Care, talks with our content editor, ...
  •   It's important to excite customers about new products, and nurture the enthusiasm of a new generation of gardeners. Jenny Douthwaite, Director of Primeur and President of The Garden Industry Manufac ...
  •   Sustainable products are becoming increasingly popular and driving business growth. Rodney Slater, Director of Deco Pak, told our Content Editor, Lina Vaz, that a range of products made from recycle ...
  • Dobbies new flagship store

    16 Nov 2022 By Lina Vaz, Content Editor at Hyve Group plc
    Dobbies has just opened a new flagship store in Tewkesbury this month. We spoke with Graeme Jenkins, chief executive of Dobbies Garden Centres about this milestone for the business.     The opening of ...
  •   Coolings garden centres have successfully navigated the challenges presented by the pandemic, growing the business exponentially. Paul Cooling, Vice President of the International Garden Association ...
  •   How to bring the excitement of instore customer experience to ecommerce? What should your business be investing on to boost online presence and drive growth? How about social media? Lynsey Sweales, ...
  • Whilst the plot to plate lifestyle is not a new movement, what is growing is its popularity amongst urban gardeners. According to the Horticultural Trade Association, "35% of British adults say they u ...
  •   "People are using their outdoor space as part of their indoor living", says Jonathan Stobart, Managing Director of Smart Garden Products. Our Content Editor, Lina Vaz, talks with him about garden pr ...
  •   A great customer experience drives digital transformation and supports business growth. Alan O'Neill, Managing Director at Kara Change Management, recommends three ways of improving customer experie ...
  •   What makes a garden sustainable? A good way to start is by using sustainable products, and retailers are now driving change by introducing more and more eco-friendly products into the market. This i ...
  •   Willsow, the first ever plantable children's books, gained recognition at BBC Dragons' Den in 2021, but the business has grown considerably since receiving that initial financial investment. Thomas ...
  •   Watch Neil Grant, Managing Director of Ferndale Garden Centre talking with our Content Editor, Lina Vaz, about the main issues that are having an impact on the garden retail industry and how to over ...
  • Check out our new episode of Glee TV! It's all about upcoming trends for the garden retail industry. Rebekah Hutchinson works across both the Home & Interiors and Baby & Kids markets at Trend Bible. S ...
  •   Sustainability is such a big topic for the retail industry that it can be challenging to know where to start. The immediate response is to think about adding recycled or recyclable products to your ...
  •   From successful store layouts to supporting local farmers, there is a lot of insights to take away from this interview with the CEO of Rosebourne, Carol Paris. Our content editor, Lina Vaz, talked w ...
  • The doors might be closed on the 2022 edition of Glee, but the generosity of visitors and exhibitors alike continues to echo as the show’s latest initiative ‘Giving at Glee’, designed to protect the p ...
  • New Fashion Boutique at Yarnton

    24 Aug 2022 By Lina Vaz, Content Editor at Hyve Group plc
    The pandemic brought a huge influx of new consumers into the garden product market. Gardening became an attractive hobby for many people, and it's likely that some of them will continue gardening for ...
  •   Watch the best recommendations to ensure the garden retail industry is considered a viable career choice by Boyd Douglas-Davies, HTA President and British Garden Centres group Director. On this new ...
  • Following the first-ever June edition of the Glee exhibition, the show’s organisers have added a new initiative as part of its ‘Power of One’ campaign, introducing the Glee ESG (Environmental, Social ...
  •   What do judges look out for when selecting Glee Award winners? What are the main issues affecting the garden retail industry? How best to tackle them? Andy Bunker, Glee Awards judge and Alton Garden ...
  •   Learn all about the Glee Award Winner for the Best of British category. This time is for a new Christmas product, Bertie, a stable and innovative Christmas tree stand. Watch Trevor Pfeiffer, Editor ...
  •   Watch our Best in Show Glee Award Winner! Trevor Pfeiffer, Editor & Director at Garden Trade News and Official Glee Publications, talks to Martin Ward, Senior Brand Manager at Westland Horticulture ...
  • Hydria Life Fountain

    27 Jul 2022
      The Hydria Life water fountain won the Glee Award for best garden decoration product. You can turn any pot into a fountain and simply recharge it every couple of months. Trevor Pfeiffer, Editor & Di ...
  • From farm to fork

    20 Jul 2022
    People love going to garden centres not just for the great selection of plants and gardening tools, sometimes it’s all about food. Garden centres are renowned as great places to eat, as they tend to s ...
  • Glee 2022 roundup

    13 Jul 2022
    We all had such an amazing time at Glee 2022! Watch an interview with our Event Director, Matthew Mein, led by Trevor Pfeiffer, Editor & Director Garden Trade News and Official Glee Publications. They ...
  • Fifteen fantastic new garden and pet product innovations have been confirmed as this year’s winners of the highly-coveted Glee New Product Showcase. The winning products were announced at a special aw ...
  • The RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, open until Saturday 9 July 2022, has a sheer variety of gardens dazzling with their innovative ideas, beautiful plants and detailed landscapes. One of the ...
  • Glee 2022 might be drawing to a close but the garden retail sector is already looking ahead to the 2023 edition of the exhibition, which is gearing up to be the home of international gardening and pet ...
  • Glee’s horticultural hub, the Green Heart, has seen Happy Plants crowned this year’s winners of the Best Glee Green Heart Display award. Judged by Neil Fishlock of Syngenta Flowers the Happy Plants st ...