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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maximising advertising results

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

Looking ahead - It's not all doom and gloom

2013 turned out to be another disappointing year in all three key sectors of the garden retail market – garden plants, garden care and garden leisure – with all three sectors showing a steady decline in the five years to 2013 covered by the Analysis. Read more