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

Glee

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

Why visit

Offering over 500 leading UK and international wholesale garden suppliers, set your ranges apart from your competition with Glee. Offering 8 unique show sectors, source the very best products for every shop; big, small, online or on the high-street, across our carefully tailored sectors which make it easy for you to find what you’re looking for.

Gain valuable advice and guidance to help you grow your business through challenging trading conditions, whilst hearing about the latest and greatest trends and seeing the most innovative products on the market.

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Trends & Insights

Trends & insights

Not only can you discover the latest insights into the garden retail trends, you can also attend educational and inspirational seminar talks on current industry topics, whilst getting practical advice relevant to your business. Plus, with the Retail Lab at Glee back for a second year, gain invaluable and easy to implement trend and merchandising tips from inspirational industry experts.

Products

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With a fantastic range of products on offer, you can find exactly what you’re looking for this September. Compare the latest and greatest products on the market from a range of different and unique suppliers, as well as brand new and innovative product launches, all tailored to your needs and all under one (very big) roof.

Networking

 Unrivalled networking

Attracting the who’s who of the garden retail industry, Glee is where existing relationships are nurtured and new relationships are built. Glee hosts multiple networking opportunities throughout the three show days, these include The Buyers Power list, exhibitor drinks and the New Product Showcase awards which are all available for visitors to attend.

“Glee is really important for our business, it’s really needed because you get to go and see a lot of brands in one place and you come across new products which you haven’t come across before. It’s also a great networking event."

James Wilson, Homebase. 

The Retail Lab: future products, trends and insights

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The Retail Lab at Glee is an exciting and innovative feature area showcasing future product, in-store experience and merchandising trends. 

Returning for a second year to Glee, The Retail Lab explored market insights and how retailers can engage with different consumer groups whilst inspiring, educating and wowing visitors. 

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Behind the brands at Glee
 

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At Glee we have over 500 unique, exciting and amazing brands that we love getting to know and we thought you would too…

Our brands are at heart of the Glee and we thought we’d share a fun and heart-warming story about Michelle from the Barking Bakery and her journey to success with the infamous woofins!

Watch the full video here

 

International Glee Visitors

Britain is the 'home of gardening' and Glee offers international visitors a unique opportunity to discover the very best British products and brands. Find out more about the exclusive international visitor offers which were available at Glee 2018, as well as some of the exclusive travel and accommodation deals on offer. 

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Behind the buyers

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At Glee we love hearing about the journeys garden centres and our visitors have been on to get where they are today, their inspirations and their struggles.

Alton’s Garden Centre started over 47 years ago, and is very much a traditional and family run business which has flourished off the back off a great passion for the gardening industry.

Hear more about Alton’s story

Exciting seminar content

The 2018 show saw a significant increase in seminar stage content, with fantastic speakers and content focussed around inspiration, garden retail trends and business skills. 

Pets at Glee

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Our newly enhanced show sector, Pets at Glee, had a brand-new look and dedicated space at the show last September. Showcasing even more brands and tonnes more fantastic products, the sector even had its own seminar stage which focussed on the challenges and best practice, that garden centres can utilise when implementing and running a pet sector within their stores. 

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