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  • Zest’s Investments Pay Off At Glee

    By GCU on September 27, 2021
    A brilliant show all round was garden furniture and garden structure specialist, Zest 4 Leisure’s verdict on Glee. It showcased new products for the 2022 season winning accolades in both the Glee Awards and the Grow Your Own Awards which were announced at the show. Zest also featured its award-winning range from Glee 2020 including the much-praised Easy Build concept […]
  • Dalefoot Composts teams up with the Eden Project to promote super-sustainable gardening

    By GCU on September 24, 2021
    Dalefoot Composts is joining forces with the Eden Project to encourage Britain’s gardeners to embrace super-sustainable gardening and switch to using its ‘climate positive’ peat-free compost in their outdoor spaces, window boxes and allotments. The leading UK peat-free compost maker has formed a new partnership with the Eden Project to inspire more people to move away from using environmentally-damaging peat […]
  • Keter continues its sustainability drive with latest community initiative

    By GCU on September 22, 2021
    Keter – one of the world’s leading manufacturers of home and garden products – recently launched its ‘Community Connection’ initiative, reinforcing its commitment to its ongoing sustainability drive. On Friday 17 September, Keter hosted a series of litter picking events in Banbury and Cornwall. Sixty five employees at its sites, which spanned across all areas of the business including Production, […]
  • E-commerce ready garden furniture

    By GCU on September 22, 2021
    Manufacturer of sustainable Garden Furniture, EKJU are now offering a range of products to help retailers with their online sales, as well as providing stock for traditional in-store sales. The Ecommerce range is packaged ready for home delivery meaning they can supply the same quality EKJU products already prepared for customer home deliveries.   EKJU first launched the Ecommerce range in […]
  • Rainy Day Trust CEO Bryan Clover completes his 84-mile non-stop charity hike in under 33 hours

    By GCU on September 21, 2021
    In Bryan’s won words… my 84-mile non-stop hike from Bath to Reading is now complete. I managed all 84 miles in 32hrs 42 min and, not to beat about the bush, it hurt, a lot. By the end, it was more of a shuffle than a walk. I was down to about 1.5mph. At Reading I was completely spent. I […]
  • Record number of GCA members awarded Highly Commended certificates

    By GCU on September 20, 2021
    The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has recently (September 2021) revealed that a record number of members have received Highly Commended awards after its annual inspections and these have helped drive standards and profitability. One-hundred-and-two garden centres were Highly Commended, which is awarded to those that score 75% and above in their annual inspection. Iain Wylie, GCA Chief Executive, said: “Each […]
  • More exciting brands confirmed for Glee 2021

    By GCU on September 8, 2021
    With less than a month to go until the doors open on the first in-person Glee event in two years, retailers from across the garden retail sector will be busy planning their trip around the show. These retailers will be pleased to learn that this year’s event will be home to both established brands and exciting new grass-root innovators, and […]
  • Don’t miss out on Glee, register now!

    By GCU on September 7, 2021
    As Glee 2021 gets set to open its doors at the NEC from 14th – 16th September, retailers and other trade buyers are invited to register online for the first in-person European event for our industry taking place within the last 18 months. More than 300 brands – including 100 companies which are brand new to the exhibition – will […]
  • Dizmezs’ sustainable soul and sustainable supply

    By GCU on September 2, 2021
    Winter fuel experts Dizmezs have increased their manufacturing site capabilities, following strong growth in 2020. Already a reliable supplier to the UK market, this significant investment will return higher production capacity, strengthening the supply chain and making their business model even more sustainable for future trading. Established in 1996, Dizmezs have 25 years’ experience in supplying winter fuel products across […]
  • GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund

    By GCU on August 19, 2021
    As activity ramps up ahead of Glee 2021, GIMA is encouraging new business and innovators to consider entering the 2021 GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund, with this year’s winner being unveiled at Glee, the leading annual exhibition for the garden and outdoor leisure industries (14 – 16 September, NEC Birmingham). Introduced in 2014 – and supported by Glee ever since […]