There is a new breed of retailer ready to move in

The recent demise of so many retailers shows the disruption to existing channels by online retailing. But Steve Collinge told the GIMA conference that the disruption to come will be bigger and nastier and include the rise of new breed of retailer. Read more

Steve Collinge

Cherry Lane opens 3rd nursery

Cherry Lane garden centres has opened nursery No. 3 to supply ‘Grown by Us’ to its 13 value driven garden centres. Read more

Grown By Us 6 pack pansies - £2.49

Wyevale enters the end game

Wyevale will have realised almost 80% of the its value when the current sales complete. 59 of its mostly smaller garden centres will remain. Consultation is to start on reducing the size of head office. We look at the list of garden centres sold. Read more

Stratford on Avon, to be acquired by Dobbies

Plant breeders to police illegal propagation

Pot and bedding plant breeding members of Fleuroselect have launched a campaign against the illegal reproduction of protected plant varieties with random visits, a tip-off line for whistle blowers and fines. Read more

Petunia x hybrida Success! HD Rose Star. Bred by Benary

Wyevale Garden Centres agrees sale of six garden centres

Wyevale Garden Centres has announced two transactions for a total of six centres to garden centre groups Hillier Nurseries and Otter Nurseries. Read more

Cheddar Garden Centre

Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill opens new temporary building

Julian Winfield, CX of Haskins, said, “Doing the construction in two phases like this has undoubtedly added time and cost to the project, but we believe that there are enormous benefits to our approach.” Read more

Wyevale changes Garden Club (UPDATED)

Wyevale is changing its Garden Club from a points based reward scheme to instant rewards with 5% discount at the till or online. It will also stop selling its own branded gift cards. Read more

Warning about scam banking emails

ScanCom has warned of scam emails to customers purporting to change a suppliers banking details. They are very believable and could fool the unwary. Several companies have had similar experiences. Read more

By 2020 Dobbies' offer will be completely different

As the Dobbies deal is announced, Marcus Eyles told GIMA suppliers his task is to put a heritage gardening brand back on the map after the difficult Tesco years. By 2020 the Dobbies offer must be completely different. Read more

Marcus Eyles

Wyevale Garden Centres agrees the sale of 31 centres to Dobbies Garden Centres

Wyevale Garden Centres have announced the sale of 31 centres to Dobbies Garden Centres for an undisclosed sum. Read more

Moreton Park

Refuse (don’t use unnecessary plastics), Reduce, Recycle, Reuse and Renew

Pressure is increasing on organisations to take a close look at their use of plastics in products and processes. The AIPH recently brought together key industry players in the Netherlands, and the HTA will do the same later this month. Read more

AIPH Speakers

Hillier looks to a next generation for a 74th consecutive Chelsea Gold

The Stihl Hillier centrepiece of the Great Pavillion will be a first Chelsea garden for young designer Lilly Gomm.  She will be backed by a new young team of growers from Hillier Nurseries. Read more

Jo & Emma Fell, Chris Francis, Robert Hillier, Lilly Gomm and Peter Gill

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