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  • A summer most Glee-ful – new ranges boost sales for Woodlodge

    By GCU on July 5, 2022
    Woodlodge, the UK’s leading supplier of garden pots, gardenware and outdoor living products, is celebrating a successful summer following Glee’s move to June. The company showcased new products for 2023 at the recent garden and outdoor living trade show which were well received by buyers and based upon current and future market trends. The Tetbury-based company is also celebrating after […]
  • Forest Garden Announces Carbon-Neutral First for the UK

    By GCU on July 4, 2022
    Forest Garden, the UK brand leading manufacturer of timber sheds, fencing, structures, garden furniture and planters, is the first large-scale producer in the sector to become carbon neutral. The Worcestershire-based company that mainly uses FSC® certified timber grown in UK and sawn at its own sawmill in Lockerbie, has ensured that everything from sourcing to sawing, manufacturing to haulage is […]
  • Zest Outdoor Living a Big Winner at Glee

    By GCU on July 4, 2022
    A fantastic show all round was the verdict from timber garden furniture, grow your own and decorative garden structure specialist, Zest on Glee 2022.  It launched its new products for the 2023 season and won the top prize in the Glee New Product Awards Garden Leisure and Entertaining category for its stunning Zest Garden Bar and Two Stool Set.  And […]
  • Glee 2023 – the home of international gardening & pet

    By GCU on July 1, 2022
    Glee 2022 may be over, but the garden retail sector is already looking ahead to the 2023 edition of the exhibition, which is gearing up to be the home of international gardening and pet. The updated June timing of Glee – put in place for the 2022 event to better facilitate the needs of the entire garden retail supply chain […]
  • Fifty new products launched by Garland Products at Glee 2022

    By GCU on July 1, 2022
    Garland Products launched over 50 new products at Glee 2022 (Stand: 20H30-J31). The items comprised new garden furniture covers, additions to its garden basics range, plant support trellis and a budget friendly propagator. The new cover range extends the company’s popular Super Tough covers which have only been available in green in the past. Now the entire range will be […]
  • Woodlodge extends the top-selling Root Indoor collection at Glee

    By GCU on June 30, 2022
    Bringing the outside in has become fashionable again, with houseplants adorning home offices, living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms as residents with a lack of outside space start to create their gardens indoors. Houseplants bring many benefits to our lives; the health and well-being benefits are well known and others still being discovered.  With the trend thriving and looking to be […]
  • The Glee New Product Showcase 2022 winners are revealed

    By GCU on June 30, 2022
    Fifteen fantastic new garden and pet product innovations have been confirmed as this year’s winners of the highly-coveted Glee New Product Showcase. The winning products were announced at a special award presentation organised and run by Garden Trade News at the leading garden retail event, Glee, which takes place this week (28th – 30th June, NEC Birmingham). Over 300 entries were […]
  • Glee Buyers Power List 2022: the winners!

    By GCU on June 29, 2022
    Yesterday seven buyers/buying teams from across the garden retail sector were given reason to celebrate having been awarded one of the 2022 Buyers Power List awards. This awards ceremony, taking place on day one of Glee (28th June, NEC Birmingham), has become synonymous with market best practices and has quickly become one award that buyers and buying teams hope to scoop […]
  • Qwickhose crowned 2022 GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund winners

    By GCU on June 29, 2022
    Another year and another highly deserving winner of the GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund (GISCF). For 2022 it is the team at Qwickhose that reigns victorious, having impressed the judges with its remarkable solution to the common issues associated with hose pipe connectors. Here we find out more about this year’s winners and those that just missed out on the […]
  • The future is bright: Introducing Modern British Florals by Woodlodge

    By GCU on June 29, 2022
    A new brand has joined the Woodlodge family which will appeal to consumers with a real passion for colour and design.  Modern British Florals is a new collection that will bring some excitement and joy into the lives of both consumers and retailers with its bold colours and design influence from British Garden Flowers. The ‘return of colour’ is the […]