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
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