Glee 2019 Retail Lab sponsor interview: Apta

Retailers seeking products of the future and the latest in-store merchandising ideas need look no further than the Retail Lab at Glee. Now in its third year, this inspirational feature area, in association with the Horticultural Trades Association, is bursting with ideas. In fact, 61% of Glee’s visitors say they will attend Glee 2019 as a result of seeing the Retail Lab last year. Here, we meet Apta, a first time Retail Lab sponsor, who will be bringing its inspiring range of garden pottery to the show. James Hoad, Apta’s Commercial Director, tells us more. Continue reading

Glee 2019 Retail Lab sponsor interview: Ivyline

Retailers seeking products of the future and the latest in-store merchandising ideas need look no further than the Retail Lab at Glee. Now in its third year, this inspirational feature area, in association with the Horticultural Trades Association, is bursting with ideas. In fact, 61% of Glee’s visitors say they will attend Glee 2019 as a result of seeing the Retail Lab last year. Here, we catch-up with Scott Thomas, Director of long-term Retail Lab sponsors, Ivyline. Continue reading

Sponsors line up to support the GIMA Awards 2019

With the 39th annual GIMA Awards less than a week away (July 4th, Celtic Manor), final preparations are now underway for what is set to be another glittering night of celebrations and networking. Each year the awards are kindly supported by a number of industry brands and organisations, together helping the awards to be one of the most popular events in the garden retail calendar. This year, more brands than ever have come forward to show their support for the event through a range of sponsorship opportunities.  Continue reading

Glee 2019 set to showcase the future of garden retailing

As garden retailing continues to thrive, with double digit year-on-year growth, the future for our industry continues to look bright. One place where this optimism will shine through will be the forthcoming Glee exhibition (10th – 12th September, NEC Birmingham), where 550 plus suppliers will join with 7,000 UK and international key decision makers, buyers and trend setters, to showcase the future of gardening.    Continue reading

Glee 2019 Retail Lab sponsor interview: Meadow View Stone

Retailers seeking products of the future and the latest in-store merchandising ideas need look no further than the Retail Lab at Glee. Now in its third year, this inspirational feature area, in association with the Horticultural Trades Association, is bursting with ideas. In fact, 61% of Glee’s visitors say they will attend Glee 2019 as a result of seeing the Retail Lab last year. Here, we meet one of the sponsors of this year’s feature, Meadow View Stone, who brings over 25 years’ experience of supplying the widest range of imported and exclusive decorative aggregates and landscaping stone to the garden centre industry. Continue reading