So what has gone so badly wrong wrong with retail? House of Fraser BHS Debenhams Mothercare Maplin The list could go on… Undoubtedly there is a mix of factors. There is Business rate increases, then there is high rent retail units, then of course there is the Brexit effect on the £ and the huge…Details
Barton Grange Garden Centre continue to push boundaries in Garden Retail. Recent visits reveal a strategic desire to communicate that this is a place that is all about plants. A place that is engaged with its customers, a place that is fun, vibrant, and most important of all relevant to them… Here are the 10…Details
Blue Diamond’s website boasts “our groundbreaking flagship garden and home centre is now open at East Bridgford, with over 81,000ft2 of undercover shopping to discover. The new Blue Diamond centre also boasts two beautiful restaurants – Cafe Home & Garden and The Greenhouse Kitchen, where all our food is always homemade. “We offer our customers aspirational environments in which to…Details
B&Q has banned Neonicitinoids from the cultivation of all the flowering plants the group sells. B&Q were quoted as saying: “We will ensure that none of our flowering plants will be grown using any of the nine neonicotinoid chemicals. This goal has been achieved by working closely with our plant suppliers.” A positive move which…Details
Garden Centre giant Wyevale have published their take on the trends that are going to shape 2018. Interesting reading… Nano gardening,housepolant mania, eco gardening and the al fresco dinner party are all gaining strength. But there is a new type of gardener, and new rules of engagement… A fascinating read… “Gardening is increasingly recognised as…Details
Some great houseplant merchandising seen in the last week or two…
Displays that engage.
Displays that inspire and sell…
Namesco have just emailed out a great spooky offer to their customer base.
Event driven discount codes are a trend that we cannot afford to miss.
Apple have opened their new refreshed Apple Store at Sheffield Meadowhall, and its not about selling product it is about selling the experience of using the product. It is about showcasing creativity not stating specifications… Just think, if we did the same with our plants, if we sold the dream of what the customer could…Details
Halloween is an ideal opportunity to have a little bit of gently spooky fun…
We have been enjoying the Halloween cakes on offer in the highstreet with Kirspy Kreme stealing the title of most gruesome cake…
There can be little doubt that this is the gravest threat facing the whole of UK horticulture from growers to garden centres, from botanical gardens to landscapers. We have Gathered together some information on Xylella here. Advice for the HTA, this is a link to the Xylella page on the HTA website. Advice from the…Details