GTN September 2021 - Garden Trade News, UK

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So excited for a Glee-full occasion

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elcome to this Glee issue of GTN. It’s been great to be able to prepare for a real LIVE event at the NEC and judging by all the conversations we’ve been having with exhibitors and garden retailers it will be, more than ever, a Glee-full occasion. This issue gives you a flavour of what’s happening at the first in-person Glee since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and if you haven’t already decided to visit, we hope this makes you change your plans and get along to the NEC for a day or two. Despite all the problems suppliers have had over the past 18 months there is plenty of NEW to be found amongst the 300 plus exhibitors, many of which will help improve sales and customer satisfaction next year in your garden centres. If you’ve not registered for Glee yet, you can do that now by going to www.gleebirmingham.com As well as bringing you this issue, the team from GTN have also been working on the Glee Show Guide which you’ll be able to collect at

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Westland Glee Preview Retailers look forward to Glee A Glee Greeting from Woodmansterne Glee 2021 – GTN’s Preview starts here Glee 2021 Show Plan and Exhibitor List Whats On “The Stage” at Glee 2021 Onduline success at Alton’s

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the entries to the show and the Glee Daily News e-mail newsletter which will be published LIVE from the show to keep you updated with more exhibitor news. As usual we’ve been organising the Glee New Products Showcase and Awards, which look to be as useful and busy as usual with entries from exhibitors flooding in as we go to press. We have a stand adjacent to the New Product Showcase, so please do stop by and say hello. On Thursday we’ll be doing our bit, along with many of the exhibitors, to FUNdraise for Greenfingers Charity with Floral Thursday. You can join it too, just wear your best floral attire and you can be a part of the biggest floral gathering of the year! As garden centre sales levels continue to amaze, with sales during August not only up on 2019 levels but also above 2020 levels, we should all be going to Glee with big smiles on our faces! See you at the NEC.

Trevor Pfeiffer

EDITORIAL & ADVERTISING Garden Trade News Potting Shed Press Ltd Dairy Drove Thorney Peterborough PE6 0TX Tel 01733 775700 www.gardentradenews.co.uk THE GTN TEAM Editor Trevor Pfeiffer trevor@pottingshedpress.co.uk Advertising Sales Alan Burdon Alan@pottingshedpress.co.uk Associate Editor Mike Wyatt mike@pottingshedpress.co.uk Digital Editor Neil Pope neil@pottingshedpress.co.uk Subscriptions Karen Pfeiffer karen@pottingshedpress.co.uk Design & Production AT Graphics Ltd www.atgraphicsuk.com Kirsty Craner – Design Alun Jones – Production Manager Robert Tipping – Managing Director James Tipping – Technical Director Printing CG Print Ltd Do you qualify for a copy of GTN?

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Garden Trade News is published by Potting Shed Press Ltd who also publish: GTN Bestsellers, GTN Xtra, Glee Daily News and the Glee Catalogue, and the Solex Sun. Potting Shed Press also supply Garden Radio to over 100 garden centres across the country.

Director Trevor Pfeiffer

38 New Products at Glee – a sneak preview of Glee New Product Award entries 55 GTN Bestsellers – August garden centre sales analysis and charts 60 HTA Column – Boyd Douglas-Davies signs off as HTA President

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