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  • BY GTN Xtra  The Horticultural Trades Association has announced the appointment of Matthew Bent, the Managing Director from Bents Garden & Home near Warrington, to the HTA Board as a non-executive dir ...
  • 12 months on from launching the UK's first fridge-free nematode range, Neudorff returned to Glee 2018 with bold changes to some of its best-selling products. The company's glyphosate-free, systemic we ...
  • As the leading garden retail event in the industry calendar with unrivalled new product sourcing opportunities, it is vital that businesses get the most out of visiting Glee.  Plus, with Glee's ever-e ...
  • Kate Bradbury at GLEE

    09 May 2018
    Kate Bradbury – award-winning author, journalist and wildlife gardener – will be making a guest appearance at the Hozelock stand at GLEE on Tuesday 11th September, 2018 to present an additional expert ...
  • BY GTN Xtra Plant trends bloom across the industry Plants, seeds and bulbs are the bread and butter of any garden retail offering.  Appealing to consumers across all demographics, they are the lifeblo ...
  • The UK garden retail sector is in a positive place in 2017 with prospects for further growth ahead across most sectors says Matthew Appleby, Deputy Editor of Horticulture Week. UK retailers have had t ...
  • Garden Connect is the newest member of EFSA, the European association of innovative suppliers to the garden industry. Other EFSA members include Bolsius, Capi/Cadix, Edelman and Briers which are mostl ...
  • To celebrate the fourth year of National Children's Gardening week and it's ‘adoption' by the HTA, a new look website for National Children's Gardening Week has been unveiled, along with a suite of fr ...
  • WE'LL RUN YOUR CAFé – SO YOU CAN GROW YOUR BUSINESS Caterleisure offer: Tailored Catering Solutions – They have years of experience in providing a wide variety of high quality, tailored and innovative ...
  • 5 tips on how a local webshop can easily be found A lot of garden centres are using their webshop as a showroom for their physical store. The customer journey starts online but ends offline in a brick ...
  • Woodlodge, the UK's leading supplier of garden planters and containers, has teased details of its expanded offering for some of its popular ranges, all of which will be launched at Glee 2018 this Sept ...
  • A new HTA National Plant Show app Garden Connect has launched a brand new app for the HTA National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show. This year, a brand new application was developed to inform visito ...
  • Around three quarters of UK adults have a garden or allotment, according to the HTA's Garden Market Analysis report. These consumers spend close to £6 billion a year on plants and products for their g ...
  • Launched at Glee 2017, the Retail Lab was a key focal point for the annual garden retail exhibition. Unlike anything before seen at Glee, it was a place to experience the beating heart of the industry ...
  • Launched at Glee 2017, the Retail Lab was a key focal point for the annual garden retail exhibition. Unlike anything before seen at Glee, it was a place to experience the beating heart of the industry ...
  • WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR CUSTOMERS AT THIS TIME? We find the Frosts customer wants help and advice in choosing their purchase. From a BBQ to a solar light, from plants to fencing, they ...
  • Have you seen the John Lewis Christmas advert yet? The extensive array of festive adverts on our screens are now synonymous with the start of the Christmas season, and we at Glee wanted to share with ...
  • Brambles Pet and Wildlife is a family owned company and the team have been involved in developing products for animal welfare since 1990. The Managing Director has a scientific background in Biologica ...
  • Fordingbridge are proud to have played a part at Bybrook's ‘Best business refurbishment, refit or extension' at Bybrook Barn. Fordingbridge transformed the undercover plant area to become 480m2 of out ...
  • HOW HAS THE UK RETAIL MARKET CHANGED IN THAT TIME? Back in the day, customers were very much focused on buying products and Kaemingk was still developing as a company and adapting the ranges to suit a ...
  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. These new requirements are a radical change of the existing obligations on companies regarding privacy and the processing ...
  • Glee at Spring Fair has been a success for Woodlodge – the UK's leading supplier of pots and planters. Throughout the show the company received great feedback on the ranges on display from a variety o ...
  • Network, Grow & Inspire – Glee at Spring Fair hits the mark      As the doors close on Spring Fair 2018, the organisers of Glee's concession event - Glee at Spring Fair - are pleased to confirm that t ...
  • Glee welcomes new team member to boost UK coverage Daniel will be responsible for raising awareness of Glee's exciting new dedicated pet sector – Pets @ Glee. Driving pets directly into the heart of t ...
  • New research by Compare the Market shows the best places to take your pets on holiday, and how to get them there. Air France, TUI and Thomas Cook are among the top pet travel options. With winter fast ...
  • Getting children on the plot  Two big things in my life are my daughters and my allotment, and I'm trying to find fun ways to get my girls down on the allotment and involved with what I'm doing. Below ...
  • Dogs are really a man and woman's best friend, according to research released today to celebrate World Friendship Day. A study of 1,000 UK pet owners* commissioned by raw and raw inspired pet food exp ...
  • Block Blitz will once again be bringing its hassle-free paving treatments to this year's show profiling the start-up's growing business and expanding product range. Launched at GLEE in 2016, Yorkshire ...
  • Picking out the right food for your dog also means picking out the right ingredients. As a responsible pet friend, one of the best things you can do for him is serve healthy, well-balanced food. Good ...
  • For an international supplier looking at a new market such as the UK, it is important to know what their potential retail customers would expect from them. Here are some key retailers' suggestions: “O ...