What is the best career based decision you ever made? Mine, was to study for the RHS Master of Horticulture Award. The letter informing me I had passed the Master of Horticulture popped though my letterbox some 33 years ago and the Master of Horticulture is still opening doors for me today. With the closing…Details
There can be no doubting it, the big cafe giants are putting cake on the agenda. Long seen as their weakness, new and more tempting cake offers are appearing in the big brand cafes. Backed up with strong seasonal POS, Costa launch their festive range for 2016. A changing menu keeps consumers engaged with he…Details
We are often amazed that more retailers do not use POS (Point Of Sale) to its full advantage. We are loving the way that outdoor retailer Cotswold Outdoor were using POS in their Reading branch today. Book of the month, perfect for her, and perfect gift POS all backed up with plenty of product for…Details
Brompton make amazing folding bikes that just work.
Their MD has taken the company from 24 staff to 240 staff.
He has turned Brompton into a global brand.
Here he shares his amazing story…
At one time every Garden Centre consultant would be telling you that the answer lay in being more corporate, copying what the big players were doing and never, ever, should you handwrite signage. Today however we have ripped up the rule book and we celebrate the small producer, the artisan and the independent. So, we…Details
British Garden Centres have transformed what was already a large centre (Spring Garden Centre) near the East Yorkshire coastal town of Hornsea.
Plants on the way in, an offer wall, and some great displays.
Then of course the cafe extension in an Orangery.
And all a short drive from Waring Stewart Towers.
We are loving the blackboard art which has transformed the cafe at Deepdale Garden Centre.
The cafe, which has been doubled in size recently now features pallet wood walls, fabulous chalkboards and a cake table, with the cakes displayed on cookery books.
100% non corporate
100% loved and quirky
As all our client garden centre know, we are huge fans of plant guarantees, they give consumers confidence and in our experience do not result in any increase in returns.
So, we are loving Tong Garden Centres Lifetime Guarantee!
We visited Blue Diamond’s Trentham Garden Centre recently and were, to be honest, totally, completely and utterly blown away by their houseplant department.
The images tell their own story, celebrating the plants, championing the role of the great Victorian Planthunters and offering customers an amazing shopping experience.