• Glee Buyers Power List 2017: winners announced

    By GCU on September 14, 2017
    The winners of the 2017 Glee Buyers Power List have been announced during an awards ceremony within Glee’s 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 2017 winners announced

    By GCU on September 12, 2017
    Eleven ground-breaking new garden products have been confirmed as the winners of the coveted Glee New Product Awards 2017. Selected from hundreds of entries showcased at Glee (September 11-13, NEC Birmingham), the winning products were chosen by an expert panel of judges, representing independent and multiple retailers and international suppliers. Entries were submitted into twelve key garden retail categories, comprising: […]
  • Glee 2017: keynote speaker confirmed as award-winning garden journalist Nick Bailey

    By GCU on July 25, 2017
    On Monday September 11, Glee will be welcoming award-winning gardening journalist and TV presenter, Nick Bailey, to the stage as this year’s keynote speaker. Leading not one, but three sessions as part of Glee’s ever-popular seminar programme, Nick’s keynote speech will focus on the latest emerging trends in gardens, how garden centres can utilise garden shows as a way of […]
  • Retail Lab @ Glee: everything you need to know

    By GCU on June 23, 2017
    In a nutshell Created by a panel of industry experts to create something fresh and new at Glee, the Retail lab @ Glee is set to the be the key focal point of the 2017 show, and will be the exhibition’s interactive hub full of inspiration and the latest trend information. Unlike any previous features at Glee, the Retail Lab […]
  • Pets at Glee: an unrivalled profit opportunity

    By GCU on May 16, 2017
    With a recent report suggesting that 70% of UK garden centres now feature a dedicated pet care section, it is clear that the UK’s love for their pets shows no sign of slowing. But more than this, the statistic shows that pet care sales still have room to grow within the garden centre market, offering pet product suppliers the potential […]
  • Glee Talking Heads: The affordability of gardening – how is it changing?

    By GCU on April 25, 2017
    As over 600 companies start to gear up for another Glee exhibition, the show organisers ask whether the affordability of gardening is changing. Is good, better, best still a thriving approach to range selections? Are high-end price tags enticing more consumers, or is bargain basement still a winning formula? Here, a number of Glee 2017 exhibitors join the debate, sharing […]
  • Glee appoints new senior marketing executive

    By GCU on April 12, 2017
    A familiar face amongst Glee’s marketing team has reason to celebrate as they become the show’s new permanent senior marketing executive. Luke Murphy will be well known to many Glee exhibitors, thanks to his involvement in the 2016 show under his previous role as senior partnership executive, which also saw Luke work across Spring and Autumn Fair, Pure and Jewellery […]
  • Retail Lab @ Glee 2017 will ‘look to the future of garden retailing’

    By GCU on March 23, 2017
    As preparations get underway for Glee 2017, the show’s organisers – Ascential Events – has teased details of its latest show feature – the Retail Lab @ Glee. Set to the be the key focal point of the 2017 show, the Retail Lab @ Glee will be the show’s interactive hub full of inspiration and the latest trend information. Unlike […]
  • Glee and the HTA confirm new three-year agreement

    By GCU on March 22, 2017
    The organisers of Glee, Ascential Events, have confirmed that the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has confirmed its ongoing support of the show, with a new three-year agreement.  This renewed partnership will see the HTA share its industry leading knowledge and insight to help add even more value to Glee, providing benefits for visitors and exhibitors alike until 2019. In addition to […]
  • Glee Talking Heads: Brexit – the current mood

    By GCU on March 13, 2017
    Garden retail industry show Glee prides itself on providing an unrivalled platform for discussion. In this, the first of a series of special ‘talking head’ style features, the topic of Brexit is addressed. To some a dirty word, others a fear-inducing prospect, and to many a word that evokes feelings of the unknown, here Glee exhibitors and supporting trade associations […]