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Johnsons has refreshed it’s retail range with Sarah Raven, to launch new style packaging and POS for 2019. Still with large packets and featuring beautiful photography, the eye catching new design continues to have a premium feel, creating a modern and attractive display.

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Exports of British pet products are set to increase again following the participation of over 50 UK suppliers at the Interzoo international pet trade show held in Nuremberg last week.  The exhibitors were part of a PetQuip-organised group, and early reports from them confirm that export orders have been won, worldwide enquiries received and valuable overseas distributorships secured.

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The store was burnt down last night at Fosters Garden Centre at Thrybergh, near Rotheram, requiring 25 firefighters to tackle the blaze.  The garden centre, machinery store and petrol station continue to trade.

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Europe’s largest garden centre has installed a 250 kWp solar PV array on the rooftop of its new building, which is now open to the general public. Bridgford Garden Centre, in Nottingham, now features the latest technology including underfloor heating and rainwater harvesting and is now also being powered by 925 solar panels.

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Lottie Newitt

Hatton Shopping Village in Warwick, the quintessentially English shopping village, has welcomed a new Plant Centre concept to its retail offer. ‘The Alfresco Style - Garden Boutique’ is run by Lottie Newitt, a gardening TV Presenter & Blogger and Director of Alfresco Style Ltd who took over the lease of the previous Garden Centre on 30 April.

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CHELSEA SPECIAL FEATURE

The first refugee garden to appear at the Chelsea Flower Show has won an RHS Silver-Gilt Medal. Designed by first-time Chelsea garden designer Tom Massey, the garden highlights the hidden beauty of refugee camps and is inspired by the resilience, determination, and ingenuity of refugees living in Domiz camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

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