Thirteen ground-breaking new garden products have been confirmed as the winners of the coveted Glee New Product Awards 2016.
Selected from hundreds of entries showcased at Glee (12th – 14th September, NEC Birmingham), the winning products were chosen by an expert panel of judges, representing independent and multiple retailers and international suppliers.
Entries were submitted into twelve key garden retail categories, comprising:
- Best Retail Services and Experiences Products
- Best Outdoor Entertaining Products
- Best Garden Decoration Products
- Best Home, Gift and Clothing Products
- Best Wildlife and Pets Products
- Best Garden Care – Growing Accessories Products
- Best Garden Care – Chemicals, Fertilisers and Growing Media Products
- Best Plants, Seeds and Bulbs Products
- Best Tools and Machinery Products
- Best Landscaping Products
- Best of British
- Going Green
One further award – the Retailers’ Choice Award – will be announced on Wednesday (14th September) morning at 11:00am. Retailers visiting the Glee New Product display are invited to vote for their favourite product after viewing the entries on display.
Judges considered each entry on a challenging range of criteria, including innovation, design, quality, environmental credentials, pricing and retail potential – resulting in some hot debates and close runners-up in a number of categories. A shortlist was then decided for each category, with the shortlisted suppliers then invited to join the judges in the ‘Pitching Den’.
All entries can be found in a single central located ‘new products hub’ within its new location in Hall 17.
Best Retail Services and Experiences Products
Winner: Compass Group
Runner up: Malcolm Scott Consultants
Best Outdoor Entertaining Products
Winner: Cadac – Urban Chef
Runners up: CPL – Homefire Olive Briquettes; Panacea Products – Vintage Beverage Washtub
Best Garden Decoration Products
Winner: Smart Garden – Solar Daffodil
Runners up: Pot Pals – Classico; Fallen Fruits – Dog Bench
Best Home, Gift and Clothing Products
Winner: Briers – Julie Dodsworth, Orangery Comfi Gardener Glove
Runners up: Briers – Neoprene Wellington Boots; JKS Creations – The Aquabrush
Best Wildlife and Pets Products
Winner: Wildlife World – Simon King Brushwood Robin Nester
Runners up: Petface – Memory Foam and Microfiber Mattress; Wildlife World – Ground Feeder Range
Best Garden Care – Growing Accessories Products
Winner: Lows – skALE Greenwall
Runners up: LBS – Flexigrow; Burgon & Ball – Large Hip Trug
Best Garden Care – Chemicals, Fertilisers and Growing Media Products
Winner: Block Blitz – Block Blitz
Runners up: Westland – Gro Sure Smart Ground Cover; Westland – Safe Lawn
Best Plants, Seeds and Bulbs Products
Winner: Javado – Growing Light Bulbs
Runners up: Channel Island Plants – Petunia Tumberlina Maria; Javado – Planted Wek Jar
Best Tools and Machinery Products
Winner: Scotts Miracle Gro Company – Round-Up Gel Wand
Runners up: Greenworks – 40-volt Cordless Garden Cart; NAP Brands – Black & Decker Snake Wand
Best Landscaping Products
Winner: Deco-Pak – Milano Porcelain Paving
Runners up: Cadix – Birdbath; Panacea Products – Decorative Landscaping Edging
Best of British
Joint Winner: Pot Pals and Block Blitz
Winner: CPL – Homefire Olive Briquettes
A final award – Best New Product at Glee 2016 – was selected from all the entries received. This year the highly coveted title went to Lows with the skALE Greenwall.
i2i’s Matthew Mein, Glee Event Director confirmed: “We were delighted that so many superb, new products were entered for this year’s Glee New Products, and offer many congratulations to the worthy winners. Our thanks also go to the judges who so kindly lent their valuable time and expertise.”
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