Glee Buyers Power List 2018: the shortlist

The Glee Buyers Power List has been set-up to recognise the individual buyers and buying teams who have gone above and beyond to make a difference within the garden retail industry this year. Voting has been open since early summer, with nominations flooding in from all corners of the market. Now, details of those shortlisted have been confirmed.

Formed of the top nominations in each of the six categories, the shortlist is representative of the leading buyers and buying teams from retailers across the country. The shortlist is now open to the industry to cast their vote for their top buyers or teams in each category. These votes will then be counted, with the buyer or team with the most votes being crowned as individual category winners during a special Buyers Power List ceremony taking place on Tuesday September 11 at Glee 2018. A ‘winner of winners’ will also be announced at the same ceremony.

Voting for the top buyer or teams featured in the Glee Buyers Power List shortlist closes on August 24. Casting your vote couldn’t be easier. Simply log onto www.gleebirmingham.com/visit/glee-buyers-power-list to make your vote matter. Voting is open to everyone in the industry.

 

The Shortlist

Best Independent Garden Centre

  • Almondsbury Garden Centre
  • Alton Garden Centre
  • Aylett Nurseries
  • Barton Grange Garden Centre
  • Bents Garden & Home
  • Burford Garden Centre
  • Chessington Garden Centre
  • Fron Gogh Garden Centre
  • Highfield Garden Centre
  • Holly Bush Garden Centre
  • Mains of Drum
  • Monkton Elm Garden Centre
  • Old Railway Line Garden Centre
  • Perrywood Garden Centre

Best Multiple Garden Centre

  • Blue Diamond Garden Centres
  • British Garden Centres
  • Caulders Garden Centre
  • Choice Marketing
  • Creative Gardens
  • Haskins Garden Centres
  • Hillview Garden Centres
  • Klondyke
  • Longacres
  • Millbrook
  • Notcutts
  • Scotsdales
  • Squires Garden Centres
  • Stewarts Garden Centres

Best DIY / Builder Merchant Buyer/Buying Team

  • B&Q
  • Homebase
  • Jewson
  • Stax
  • Toolstation
  • Travis Perkins
  • Wickes

Best Online Buyer/ Buying Team

  • Amazon
  • Crocus
  • Gardensite
  • Greenfingers
  • Primrose
  • RHS
  • Richard Jacksons Garden
  • Tesco Direct
  • Waitrose
  • Wayfair

NEW FOR 2018 – Best Supermarket / Department Store Buyer/Buying Team

  • Argos
  • John Lewis
  • M&S
  • Morrisons
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Tesco
  • Waitrose

  NEW FOR 2018 – Best High Street Garden Retailer Buyer/ Buying Team

  • Anthropologie
  • Bam
  • Next
  • QD Stores
  • Robert Dyas
  • The Range
  • TK Maxx
  • Wilko

Glee event director Matthew Mein commented: “The Buyers Power List has fast become an integral part of Glee, and the results of this year’s awards are already highly anticipated. The shortlist showcases the hard work and commitment that each retail buyer or team has undertaken in the last 12 months, and we’re so pleased to be able to provide a platform on which this dedication can be celebrated and rewarded. I look forward to revealing the winners at Glee 2018.”

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