Strong seminar line-up at PATS Sandown

PATS Sandown, the UK’s Spring pet industry exhibition, has secured a strong line-up of speakers for two days of seminars designed to give pet retailers ahead-of-the-game ideas on new lines, new approaches and new profit potential. Read more

Zöon on its way!    

Smart Garden have announced that first deliveries of their new Zöon Pet Range have started arriving in Garden Centres nationwide. Read more

Zöon pallet wrap


Excitement builds as AQUA 2019 gets set to open

Final preparations are being made as the AQUA 2019 industry exhibition gets set to open its doors at Telford International Centre at 9.00am on Wednesday, October 16th. Read more

BTO launches “Wild Bird Banquet” to drive traffic to garden centres

Gardman has announced the launch of its Wild Bird Banquet as part of its ongoing partnership with the British Trust for Ornithology (the BTO) which is aimed at driving footfall to garden centres whilst caring for wild birds. Read more

PetQuip awards event results in memorable night for UK and international pet industry

Twenty-one companies receive awards and Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Dean Richmond of Pets Corner. Read more

Lifetime Achievement. Dean Richmond, Pets Corner with Peter Roy (left) & Amanda Sizer Barrett.

PATS Telford is the BEST place for garden centres to source new pet products

PATS Telford, the UK’s number one pet industry exhibition, is the best place to source new products, according to a growing number of garden centres attending the Autumn showpiece. Read more

PAWExpo to launch in 2020

PAWExpo – a new high-end pet focused exhibition – will launch in September 2020, supported by the team behind the annual Glee trade event. Read more

Valentine’s Day is for the birds

Valentines Day sees the start of National Nest Box Week as we are not the only creatures to get romantic as spring approaches.   The BTO offers an information pack and ideas. Read more

December was the biggest month of the year for GCA members

The latest figures from the GCA show 2014 was the best year for 4 years with December beating May as the biggest sales month of the year. Read more

New exhibitors join big-name brands at PATS Sandown

PATS Sandown is the place for pet retailers to see a host of new and international exhibitors as well as the industry’s big-name brands, all of which will be showcasing their 2020 launches over two action-packed days on February 9-10 next year. Read more

Tom Chambers Wild Bird Care continues to fly

This season has been an exciting time for Tom Chambers with sales continuing to grow throughout every part of their bird care range. On the back of such a successful year, the launch of the 2020 collection has plenty of new innovative products, helping to build on this success. Read more

Tom Chambers Large Bird Care Display Stand

AQUA 2019 gets off to successful start and the announcement of the 2019 New Product Awards

The opening day of AQUA 2019 has been hailed a great success by exhibitors who unveiled an amazing array of products at Telford International Centre along with AQUA 2019 New Product Awards being revealed. Read more

British group presents new product launches at CIPS 2019

A collection of pet product suppliers is exhibiting in the PetQuip trade association’s group at CIPS 2019. Read more


PATS Telford 2019 New Product Awards revealed

The winners of the PATS Telford 2019 New Product Awards, including two new categories, were presented at the PetQuip Awards after the first day of a hugely successful show. Read more

Henry Bell Wild Bird Care wins major Dobbies listing

Henry Bell & Co, the family-owned and leading quality small animal and pet feed producer, has secured a listing with the largest national garden centre group, Dobbies. The new range will be available online and on the shelves of the 69 Dobbies centres from early October. Read more

Henry Bell - Decorative Collection - Rose Hanging Feeder

Vote now to recognise Gardening’s best buyers

Believing that good buyers have not been given the recognition they deserve, Glee is asking you to nominate people or teams that might qualify as the country’s best buyers for awards being introduced at the show. Read more

GCA names best garden centres for plants and furniture

Sunshine Garden Centre and Van Hage are the best GCA outdoor living retailers.  Cowell’s and Bents are the best for plants. 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

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