Industry News

  • Glee Buyers Power List 2018: the winners

    By GCU on September 18, 2018
    The winners of the 2018 Glee Buyers Power List were announced during an awards ceremony within Glee’s ever-popular Seminar Theatre. From individual garden centre buyers to multiple retailer buying teams, the Glee Buyers Power List was introduced to recognise and celebrate the many garden retail buyers who have gone ‘above and beyond’ to make a difference within the industry in […]
  • Glee New Product Awards 2018 winners announced

    By GCU on September 17, 2018
    Eleven ground-breaking new garden products have been confirmed as the winners of the coveted Glee New Product Awards 2018. Selected from hundreds of entries showcased at Glee (September 10-12, NEC Birmingham), the winning products were chosen by an expert panel of judges, representing independent and multiple retailers and international suppliers. The 2018 judges considered each entry on a challenging range […]
  • Heatwave cost the average British household £180 in gardening bills

    By GCU on September 17, 2018
    The heatwave cost the average British household £180 in gardening bills, whilst Britons spent an average of three and a half hours per week tending to the garden during the hot spell, according to a study undertaken by the team at Initially all 2,654 respondents were asked if the heatwave had damaged their garden in some way, to which […]
  • Aylett Nurseries win RSPB Conservation Garden Centre of the Year Award

    By GCU on September 17, 2018
    Aylett Nurseries was announced as the winner of the RSPB’s Conservation Garden Centre of the Year Award at industry showcase Glee. The St. Albans based retailer, owned by Julie Aylett and Adam Wigglesworth, was presented with the accolade by John Capper, national account manager at the RSPB and Sam Marriage, director at Marriage’s, leading supplier of quality pet foods and […]
  • Treadstone enjoys successful debut at Four Oaks

    By GCU on September 17, 2018
    Supplier of branded garden accessories Treadstone Products has declared its Four Oaks debut a great success and is upbeat about the future. The Wrexham-based business showcased its ‘The Good Life’ range which features core gardening products, ideal for the expert and amateur gardener alike, and was very well received by visitors. The range offers products including cloches and frost protection, […]
  • Ready, Set, Go! Garden Re-Leaf 2019 officially launched at Glee

    By GCU on September 17, 2018
    The eighth Garden Re-Leaf Day was officially launched at Glee with Greenfingers Charity calling on all sectors of the garden industry and others to get involved. With Greenfingers celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019, plans are already blooming to make next year’s annual fundraiser the best yet. 2019’s event will take place on Friday March 22 and will once again […]
  • West Country Soil Improvement’s Bloomin Amazing scoops 2018 GIMA Innovators’ Seed Corn Fund

    By GCU on September 12, 2018
    A proven vehicle for celebrating grass roots development and true innovation, the GIMA Innovators’ Seed Corn Fund (GISCF) has already contributed to helping four brands find their place within the garden retail market both here and across the globe. This year, another company is set to benefit from the GISCF excellent prize package. Introducing the 2018 winners – Bloomin Amazing […]
  • Stax Trade Centres to distribute Marriage’s bird care products

    By GCU on September 12, 2018
    Specialist bird care supplier Marriage’s has revealed a new distribution deal that will see its products now become available through UK independent wholesale and cash and carry operator Stax. Marriage’s Honeyfield’s range of bird food and feeders, and a selection of its RSPB-endorsed premium wild bird products, will now be distributed by Stax Trade Centres where they will complement Stax’s […]
  • Winner of the Stewart Garden Schools Programme 2018 announced

    By GCU on September 12, 2018
    Stewart Garden, part of the Global Keter Group, has announced that St Mark’s Church of England Junior School, Gloucestershire, has won its Schools Programme 2018 competition. The annual contest, which was set up to reward the gardening skills and creativity of schoolchildren aged between six and eleven across the UK, was very tough this year. However, the Cheltenham-based school came […]
  • Coming soon: Five one-day GIMA Knowledge Exchange Workshops

    By GCU on September 12, 2018
    GIMA’s Knowledge Programme is set to return this Autumn with five one day sessions – Sales Territory Planning, Intermediate+ Microsoft Excel, Presentation Skills, Finance for Non-Finance Managers and Key Account Management – open to both GIMA members and non-members. The four interactive workshops are designed and presented by Cedar Associates, with Paul Brown Training presenting the fifth skills based  Excel […]