National plant supplier Johnsons Garden Centre Sales, part of the York-based Johnsons of Whixley Group, has announced an agency agreement with Scottish nursery Craigmarloch Nurseries Ltd.
The agency agreement, which comes from a long-standing partnership of over 20 years between the two companies, means Craigmarloch Nurseries will become the largest distributor of Johnsons of Whixley plants to garden centre retail customers in Scotland.
Craigmarloch Nurseries is a premier horticultural wholesaler and cash and carry situated on a 15 acre purpose-built nursery on the outskirts of Glasgow and is the main supplier of plants into the Scottish garden centre network and wider retail outlets.
The new agreement allows Johnsons of Whixley to maintain its business with existing customers in Scotland, while opening up new opportunities to sell to customers in areas it otherwise couldn’t reach.
Last year, Craigmarloch Nurseries sold and distributed over 500 trolleys of Johnsons’ plants to Scottish customers and predicts to distribute in excess of 1,000 trolleys over the next year.
Craigmarloch Nurseries director Kenny Wilson said: “Craigmarloch and Johnsons of Whixley have worked together for over 20 years and so building on this strong partnership was a natural step. Quality plants and excellent service is at the heart of both companies. We are looking forward to developing the partnership and all the benefits it can provide to our customers.”
Johnsons of Whixley sales manager Mark Reynard said: “The increasing demand from customers to buy plants as little and as often as possible throughout the season provides us with challenges and by entering into this new agreement with Craigmarloch we are able to reach customers at every corner of Scotland.”
Johnsons of Whixley will occupy a stand at the annual Craigmarloch Spring Plant Fayre, from 24 to 25 February at Craigmarloch Nurseries on Glasgow Road, and sales manager Mark Reynard will be on hand to discuss details of the agreement with customers.