Brand new look for Premier

Premier is excited to launch their brand-new collections at GLEE this year, which includes eight fresh ranges, over 500 brand-new products – plus over 140 offers to tempt consumers the entire year-round. Read more

Dorset Wildlife Trust Forest School helps Plankbridge get ready for RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Plankbridge Master Hutmakers is returning to RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the UK’s most prestigious flower show, for the fourth year running and has enlisted the help of a Dorset Wildlife Trust Forest School to build two bug hotels for its wildlife friendly tradestand exhibit. Read more

How Bonnington Plastics beat substitute sellers on Amazon

Bonnington Plastics offers to share with other manufacturers the tactics it used to beat the substitute sellers who were costing the company £50,000 a year. Read more

Customers responding to this advert wrongly believed they were buying the genuine product

Unmanned Concessions – Getting Started

Unmanned Concessions are a relatively new format for garden centre retail but the concept has existed for years.  Also known as the ‘Department Store Concessions Model’, Unmanned Concessions are a new way to introduce ranges and brands in a cost effective, manageable, well merchandised way. Read more

Maximising advertising results

Results from advertising can often be disappointing. How can garden centres improve the response levels from their advertising? Read more

The new reality for garden centres

Previously we’ve informed you about the way consumer’s behaviour is changing: the smartphone is not only a phone but also a good shopping companion for your customers. Read more

Do you like your own coffee?

Do you like your own coffee? Do you go to the same bathroom as your customers? And where do you park your car? Three questions that might seem strange, but to get online attention, there is nothing quite as powerful as a weird pick-up line. Read more

5 smart & inspiring tips

We're living in an ever-connected world: the number of smartphones and tablets sold to senior citizens is still increasing and the youngsters have been addicted to their smartphones for years. How can you inform & inspire customers on the go? And how can your staff use smartphones to be more productive? 5 smart & inspiring tips. Read more

Marketing Trends for 2016

With 2016 well and truly here, we thought we’d take a look at the marketing trends to watch out for this year so that you and your business are always one step ahead of the game. Read more

Mediation

Mediation is an effective tool for tackling a wide range of property and commercial
issues. It involves a neutral third party, assisting the conflicting parties to reach a
conclusion to their dispute themselves. Read more

Check out your property's value for development

If you are planning to retire, and your pension is not looking as robust as it was, then the value of your Garden Centre site may be your dependable nest egg.  Read more

Do online ads generate footfall into garden centres?

The link between a good position in Google’s index and sales in your bricks & mortar store might not be obvious, surveys have shown clearly: YES, there’s an obvious link between the two! Read more