Headlines

Roger McLaughlan leaves at the end of January

Roger Mclaughlan, CEO of Wyevale will leave the business at the end of January as will Paul Emslie, trading & marketing Director.  Anthony Jones, chief financial officer is to take over and becomes chief operating officer. Justin King, becomes executive chairman. 

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SmartPlants adds T&M to its growing list of commercial partners.  Customer receipts by the mail-order supplier will soon be accompanied by the newly developed SmartPlant 'button' to provide post sale advice.

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Products

Fiskars Garden Action Light weed puller

Fiskars is preparing for a prosperous 2019 with the announcement of a brand new direct sales channel for its trade partners. In early spring, retailers will be able to take advantage of a newly created route, which will offer retailers better value, a more personalised experience and direct access to Fiskars’ expertise, knowledge and support with merchandising.

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Whilst many brands were wrapping up for the year, Johnsons Lawn Seed was stepping into the spotlight with a special feature on BBC news. The report helped to highlight the Johnsons Lawn Seed brand and also the plight of UK lawns following this year’s extreme weather.  

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Fiskars intends to support the trade during 2019 in a number of ways, including an innovative consumer focussed marketing campaign called ‘0% Stress, 100% Happiness’.

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Jobs

Business Services

What better way to ensure sales opportunities are maximised this spring than by booking onto a HTA Workshop. The workshops target specific areas of visual merchandising within a garden centre, including chemicals and fertilisers, and gifting. We are also offering our popular Selling More Plants workshop.

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An attractive successful garden centre with good potential, benefitting from a large affluent catchment population. Offered with or without an adjacent 4 bedroom dwelling. Competitive sale price, with reasonable offers considered. Our Ref: 0282

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News

As the second annual ‘Glee at Spring Fair’ gets ever closer, the show’s Event Director, Matthew Mein, provides an update on what the industry can expect, and why garden retailers should make the event a ‘must attend’ part of their spring 2019 plans.

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This year the APL Awards 2019 will be hosted by Jamie Butterworth who will be joined by Adam White talking about the adventures of his career so far.

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