Glee 2019

10-12 September 2019

NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK 

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

 Glee 2019

10-12 September 2018
NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK

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


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.

The inspirational hub of Glee, not only is The Retail Lab bursting with ideas and innovations for visitors but it’s also an extremely lucrative opportunity for exhibitors looking to gain huge exposure at the show.

61% of Glee’s visitors say they will attend Glee 2019 as a result of seeing the Retail Lab in 2018.

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

The 2018 theme: Happy Gardening 

Happy gardening explored why the world is in love with colour and play, and how playing with material, shape and colour stimulates the imagination, creativity and out of the box thinking. 

Happy Gardening is about showing everybody, even those who have no experience with gardening, that it should be fun, that you’re allowed to make mistakes and not to be afraid of trying new things. 

Keep an eye out for The Retail Lab at Glee’s 2019 theme coming very soon…

grow your own

Retail Lab Tours

The Retail Lab tours gave visitors explanations and further knowledge into the key insights and trends being showcased on the Retail Lab feature and also provided understandings about how to implement the trends being shown. 

Romeo Sommers ran the Retail Lab tours onsite at Glee 2018 and they were operated on a first come first serve basis. There was a maximum of 30 people permitted per session and visitors needed to register their interest in the tours to attend. 



Romeo Sommers

Romeo Sommers is the Creative Director of the Retail Lab at Glee, taking the latest industry trends and themes, he puts them into concepts and information that have a clear direction as well as longevity.

Romeo worked alongside a team of dedicated and proven professionals, who work, live and breath the garden retail industry. 

An interview with Romeo Sommers

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