B&Q hints at move onto the high street

Kingfisher CEO, Veronique Laury, has hinted that the future for B&Q would be to focus on smaller convenience stores, drawing on the success of Screwfix. Read more

Veronique Laury

Zest 4 Leisure power trio to take on the London Marathon in the name of charity

An inspirational trio from Zest 4 Leisure, a leading trade supplier of quality timber garden products including furniture, arches, arbours and fencing, are taking on one of the world’s most famous races in the name of charity. Read more

(L-r) Andrew, Steve and John.

Your recipe for success in 2018

The Food & Drink Trade Show in May is an unmissable event for all those involved in this innovative and fast-moving industry. Whether you are a producer, supplier or a buyer, this unique show enables you to achieve all this, and more, for a very modest investment of time or resources. Read more

Chessum Plants appoints administrators and is for sale

The rose grower Chessum Plants, a sister company to Home and Garden that appointed administrators last month, is for sale having also entered administration. Read more

Smart investment in Supply Chain

Behind every successful operation is a buzzing Supply Chain department, managing the complex supplier relationships and logistics required to ensure our stock levels and customers shelves are kept replenished all year round. Forecasting stock demand is a perennial challenge, especially with the vagaries of the weather! Read more

Supply chain team

Popular garden centre raises more than £2,550 for Countess Mountbatten Hospice

Haskins Garden Centre in West End has raised £2,563.26 for its charity partner, Countess Mountbatten Hospice. Read more

Popular garden centre raises money for Countess Mountbatten Hospice.

Jody Lidgard opens Greenfingers Garden in Grimsby Hospice

Award winning garden designer, landscaper and Greenfingers Charity Ambassador Jody Lidgard officially opened the new pirate themed garden at Andy’s at St Andrew’s Hospice in Grimsby on Tuesday 17th April. Read more

John Ashley from Greenfingers and Michelle Rollinson from St Andrews Hospice

Don’t let retailers bully you says the Gamekeeper turned Poacher

Former head of Scotts Miracle-Gro, Martin Breddy, tells how different it is to be a retailer now that he is MD of Squire’s Garden Centres. Read more

Martin Breddy

Timber industry stalwart and entrepreneur passes away

Malcolm Morgan, founder and Chairman of the well-known timber company Zest 4 Leisure, part of the P&A Group, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday April 5.  Read more

Malcolm Morgan

Food at Webbs awarded Food Hall of the Year

Food at Webbs has been named Food Hall of the Year at this year’s prestigious Farm Shop & Deli Awards. Runners up included Ludlow Food Centre, Delifonseca Dockside, Fodder and Great Cornish Food Store. Read more

Start-up challenges larger manufacturers on plastic

Dan Robson, MD of recent start-up Green Digit, has laid down a challenge to larger manufacturers: If a young start-up company can successfully sell products – across Europe - made from sustainable, biodegradable materials, then surely others can too. Read more

Why PATS is a ‘must-visit’ event

The two-day pet trade exhibition at Sandown Park in Surrey was hailed as a great success after hundreds of new products were launched during the show. Now the attention has turned to PATS Telford, which takes place on Sunday and Monday, September 23rd-24th 2018.  Read more

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