Glee Retailers’ Choice Award 2016 – and the winner is……..

retailers-choice-award-winnersThirteen 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.



Winners’ round-up

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


Going Green

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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