With eight weeks to go until Glee 2021, show organisers unveil a new date for next year’s event

There is great anticipation in the garden retail sector for the long-awaited return of Glee (14th – 16th September 2021, NEC Birmingham) as an in-person event; with suppliers and retailers set to reconnect and create new opportunities at this year’s show. Building on this excitement, the Glee team has confirmed that the 2022 event will move to a new date in order to meet the ever-developing needs of the garden retail sector. As a result, Glee 2022 will take place June 28th – 30th. Continue reading

How the order to ‘stay home’ gave houseplants another welcome boost

Houseplant sales have been on an upward curve for some time now but, for anyone wondering if the trend has hit its peak, think again because Covid has taken the demand for greenery in the home up another notch. Lockdown has seen the nation engage with plants and gardening like never before, with retailers often struggling to keep up with demand and a new army of plant enthusiasts stepping up their spend. UK houseplant sales are forecast to top £4billion this year and the category is enticing in a wealth of younger consumers, for whom, becoming a ‘plant parent’ or impressing your followers on social media is all the rage. So, what’s behind this upswing in sales? The Glee team find out more. Continue reading

Glee 2021: celebrating newness within garden retail

As the first dedicated garden retail exhibition to make its in-person return post-lockdown, Glee (14th – 16th September, NEC Birmingham) has an important role to play. From networking and educating, to inspiring retailers and suppliers alike, this year’s event will be a highly anticipated showcase of the newest and most exciting innovations that the garden sector has to offer ahead of the 2022 season. Continue reading

Pawexpo – How pets can boost health, wellbeing and the value of the “Pet Pound”

Pet ownership is undoubtedly one of the greatest pleasures in life so it should come as no surprise that the money spent on pets has been consistently on the rise for several years. The UK pet product and services market was estimated to be worth around £850 million in 2016 (AMA Research) and is set to continue to boom. Focusing on the important role pets have to play as a source of companionship and joy cannot be underestimated as Pawexpo, the new trade show launching this September (15th – 17th September, NEC Birmingham), will reveal. Continue reading

Glee 2020: Explore the roots of British gardening and help your business bloom

Britain is often considered the home of gardening.  It is one of the most rewarding, entertaining and healthy hobbies in the country with over 50 per cent of British people describing themselves as gardeners.  With the Horticultural Trades Association reporting that over two-thirds of British adults visit a garden centre every year, garden retail in the UK has become a hugely profitable industry as Matthew Mein, Event Director at Glee, the country’s largest garden trade exhibition explains: Continue reading

Sparta Decor to launch brand new products at Glee at Spring Fair 2020

Spring Fair, the UK’s largest home and gift retail show, will once again feature a dedicated Glee concession, providing an area for show visitors to explore the freshest garden retail products, as well as the latest trends and retail insights.  It is a not to be missed showcase for visitors and buyers who may not usually see garden related ranges, whilst also providing an opportunity for Glee’s retailers and exhibitors to meet, network and do business early in the season. With the 2020 event fast approaching, we speak to exhibitor Sparta Decor about their plans for Glee at Spring Fair (2nd – 6th February, Hall 7, NEC Birmingham). Continue reading

Charles Taylor Trading reveal its plans for Glee at Spring Fair 2020

Glee, the UK’s leading exhibition for the garden retail industry will once again be holding its concession show at Spring Fair next month, giving retail buyers and visitors a taste of the new and best-selling garden and outdoor living products ahead of the spring season, as well as helping to generate business leads in additional retail sectors. With the 2020 event, just around the corner, exhibitors signed up for the show reveal their plans for their stands at Glee at Spring Fair (2nd – 6th February, Hall 7, NEC Birmingham). Continue reading

Register now for Glee at Spring Fair

The doors are set to open on the third annual Glee at Spring Fair concession event in just a few short weeks. Retailers and buyers from across the garden, landscaping, and home and gift sectors are invited to register for the show to secure their free ticket ahead of the annual exhibition. Continue reading