Industry News

  • Squire’s Teddington Lock flowerbed competition winner announced

    By GCU on July 17, 2018
    Josie Bryant, age 6, from The Russell School has won Squire’s Garden Centres competition to design a flowerbed at Teddington Lock. Josie is the youngest ever winner of this annual competition in which local school children are invited to design a planting scheme for a flowerbed at the Environment Agency’s lock on the River Thames in Teddington. Children aged between […]
  • Garden Connect launches four new websites

    By GCU on July 16, 2018
    Garden Connect has announced the launch of four new websites for its customers. As part of the ongoing improvements, three redesigns have been made and a brand new webshop has been launched as well. Slemish Landscape Centre, based in Northern Ireland, just launched its new webshop on The Sage POS integrated webshop can be used by retail and trade […]
  • Stax expands own-brand offering by acquiring Groundsman premium brush range

    By GCU on July 16, 2018
    Stax Trade Centres has expanded the range of own-brand products it offers to independent retailers and trade professionals with the acquisition of the Groundsman range of premium household brooms, brushes and dustpans. The Groundsman brand, which was previously distributed by LG Harris, joins a growing range of Stax own brands which appear across the 45,000 product lines it offers to […]
  • The winners of the GIMA Awards 2018 are…

    By GCU on July 16, 2018
    The winners of the GIMA awards 2018 have been announced at another sell-out event at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales. The pinnacle of the garden retail industry’s calendar, the event brought together manufacturers, retailers, members of the press and industry figures, to celebrate the 17 highly-deserving winners. This year Neudorff with its VineWeevilFree – Nematodes is the proud […]
  • Bradford garden centre awarded Job Creator of the Year at the Bradford means Business awards

    By GCU on July 16, 2018
    The team at a Bradford Garden Centre are celebrating after being crowned Job Creator of the Year at the eighth annual Bradford Means Business awards. Tong Garden Centre, who beat stiff competition from fellow Bradford businesses BASF and The Canteen, was rewarded for having played an outstanding role in boosting employment in the Bradford district through innovation, investment and risk-taking […]
  • Gardena unveils new Ambassador Stores in four locations across the UK

    By GCU on July 11, 2018
    This year sees European garden watering and tools brand Gardena add two Ambassador Stores to its roster, with the aim of increasing brand presence and further boosting sales into garden centres in the UK market. Gardena is diversifying its Ambassador Store portfolio with two new locations across the United Kingdom, continuing the momentum of the brand’s first Ambassador Store launch […]
  • Squire’s managers go back to the floor

    By GCU on July 11, 2018
    Team members at Squire’s Garden Centres Group Office have been experiencing various roles across the business. Each employee was allocated one of Squire’s 15 garden centres to work at, with the centre manager choosing the job that they should do for the day. Called ‘Feet On the Floor’ this programme came about following a suggestion in Squire’s annual employee survey. […]
  • Staff to hike and cycle in aid of Greenfingers

    By GCU on July 11, 2018
    Twenty four members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford are this month calling for sponsorship as they physically challenge themselves in aid of a children’s charity. On Saturday, July 21 members of the team will either be hiking 21 miles from Brecon to Crickhowell, taking part in a 10 mile walk or a 34 mile bike ride in the […]
  • Farplants add designer house plants to range

    By GCU on July 6, 2018
    Farplants, the West Sussex nursery co-operative, has for the first time added house plants to its product portfolio. The plant wholesaler is well-known for their ornamental garden plants and seasonal planted containers. With the addition of the new house plant range, retailers have access to an even wider selection available together in a single delivery. The range perfectly combines the […]
  • David Domoney teams up with FITT

    By GCU on July 4, 2018
    TV gardener and chartered horticulturalist David Domoney has teamed up with international pipes and hoses manufacturer FITT in support of its latest innovation—the expandable YOYO hosepipe. FITT is one of the largest producers of hosepipes in the world, with over 50 years of experience in manufacturing pipes for both commercial and domestic use and manufacturing plants across Europe. The company’s […]