GTN July 2021 - Garden Trade News, UK

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Glee Buyers Power List

Who have been the best buyers of the past eighteen months? Nominations are now open for the Glee Buyers Power List Awards, the winners will be celebrated at Glee 2021.

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fter eighteen months of all the challenges thrown at buyers and suppliers due to the COVID-19 pandemic Glee will be celebrating the best buyers of garden, leisure and pet products in the Glee Buyers Power List. To acknowledge the immense pressure buyers have been under this year across the wide range of products the feature in garden, leisure and pet retailing there are ten Glee Buyers Power List categories this year and nominations can be made in any of the categories for buyers from independent garden centres and retailers, buyers of high street and DIY retailers and buyers from on-line retailers. Nominations are now being sought from growers, suppliers, agents and wholesalers for the following categories of buyers and buying teams: 1. Plants buyer/buying team of the Year 2. Garden Care buyer/buying team of the Year 3. Outdoor Leisure buyer/buying team of the Year 4. Landscape buyer/buying team of the Year 5. Home & Gifts buyer/buying team of the Year 6. Pet buyer/buying team of the Year 7. Retail Food & Drinks buyer/buying team of the Year

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Blue Diamond and Notcutts were Group joint winners in 2019

The winners of the Glee Buyers Power List 2021 will be announced live at Glee 2021 on Wednesday 15th September 2021. See you there!

8. Christmas buyer/ buying team of the Year 9. Overall Multiple Garden Retailer Buying Team of the Year – 6 stores or more 10. Overall Independent Garden Centre Buying Team of the Year – up 5 stores Nominations close on Tuesday 27th July after which voting will commence to decide the winners of the Glee Buyers Power List for 2021. Nominations can be made using the form opposite or by e-mail to: gleebuyerspowerlist@pottingshedpress. co.uk. All nominations will be handled in strictest confidence. The Glee Buyers Power List has celebrated the excellence of buying in the Garden, Leisure and Pet markets annually since 2015, and the winners have included: Aylett Nurseries, B&M, B&Q, Blue Diamond, Enchanted-Earth.com, Frosts, gardensite.co.uk, Grovewell Garden Centres, Haskins, Homebase, John Lewis, MacKenzie & Cruikshank, Notcutts, Perrywood, Primrose.co.uk, Richard Jacksons Garden, Stax, The Range and Waitrose.

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