Glee 2019

15-17 September 2020

NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK 

Tue & Wed 9:00 - 18:00, Thu 9:00 - 16:00

 Glee 2019

15-17 September 2020
NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK 

Tue & Wed 9:00 - 18:00, Thu 9:00 - 16:00

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An interactive feature area at Glee to source inspiration and the latest industry trends


 

Now in its third year, The Retail Lab at Glee in association with the HTA is an exciting and innovative feature area showcasing future product, in-store experience and merchandising trends - ideal for retailers looking to source new products.

As the inspirational hub of Glee, The Retail Lab is bursting with ideas and innovations for visitors.

Find out how you can get involved in exhibiting and sponsoring the Retail Lab today!

2019 Retail Lab themes

The 2019 Retail Lab theme is The Greatest Showroom, focussing on garden centres entertaining and engaging their customers through their retail environments.

This connection can come through the use of ambience, emotion, sound and activity that engages a customer and gets them in the mood to buy.

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Do it yourself (and have fun)

Be inspired by retail environments that engage your customers by building and playing around with a variety of in-store concepts.
Garden Planning

Garden Planning

Show your customers how to plan their dream garden’s in-store and then help them create a shopping list to bring it to life.
The Do Nothing Garden

The Do Nothing Garden

Have a look around and show people how to enjoy gardening without having to work too hard (or by doing nothing at all).
Service’s That Serve

Service’s That Serve

Convenience and Retail Tech of the future is on display here! With a focus on making it easy for customers to shop hassle free, we dive deeper into how garden centres can adapt and build this technology into their store whilst putting customer needs at the forefront of the business.
Plant Gift Shop

Plant Gift Shop

In this section modular shelving units are the star’s. Let us show you how customers can mix and match pots and plants whilst helping Garden Centres redesign display areas in a matter of minutes.
Garden Therapy

Garden Therapy

Let us show you how to create a spa like experience within your store that your customers can take home and recreate in their gardens.
The Scent Room

The Scent Room

Engage customers on a sensory level and tap into their emotive buying and repeat business. Let us show you how scent can really drive sales.  

Saving the World – Nurturing, Nature and Animals

How can retailers connect with their consumers? By showcasing the benefits of bringing nature into consumers’ homes and lives, garden centres can connect emotionally with customers on issues they really care about.
Outdoors - Indoors

Outdoors - Indoors

People are now using their garden as an extension of their home, spending more on furniture, tables and decoration. However, with the trend of tropical patterns and plant like prints being used more frequently in home decor, how are consumers bringing the outdoors in?
Plastic Free Future?

Plastic Free Future?

Sustainability is fast becoming one of the biggest drivers for consumer spending. This zone explores the issues around plastics and the circular economy and why not all plastics are bad plastics.
Urban Green City

Urban Green City

All great things come in small packages, let us show you how to promote urban gardening to city dwellers that transports them away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Nurturing Nature

Nurturing Nature

Consumers are falling back in love with nature giving you a great opportunity to show them how to invite the birds and bees back into their gardens. Explore how you bring that to life in store.
Pet Alley

Pet Alley

Limited floor space for pet products? That doesn’t mean you can’t make them look engaging. At Pet Alley you’ll be able to see how smaller spaces can be engaging and how you can have fun with all aspects of pet products including; food, accessories, luxury, tech, health and services.

Retail Lab Tours

The Retail Lab tours give visitors explanations and further knowledge into the key insights and trends being showcased on the Retail Lab feature, and also provide an understanding about how to implement the trends being shown. 

The Retail Lab tours run daily onsite and operate on a first come first serve basis. 

Tour 1: 11am 

Tour 2: 1pm

Tour 3: 3pm

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Retail Lab @ Glee 2019 Suppliers 

Use the Exhibitor List to search over 500 exciting suppliers across our 8 tailored show sectors, and see who’s signed up for Glee 2019.
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