Retail Lab at Glee themes explained – Pets

This year, the Retail Lab – one of Glee’s leading trend-led features, created in association with the HTA – will focus on “Happy Gardening”, as well as the changing consumer purchasing patterns and delve into the many ways that gardening can enhance our lives. The innovative and interactive show feature will be split into five key areas of trends and insightful knowledge. Here we explore one of the key themes of the Retail Lab, “Pets” and how garden centres can capitalise on the increasing “pet-pound” trend. Continue reading

Registration for Glee 2018 now open!

Online registration for Glee (10th – 12th September, NEC Birmingham) is now live, enabling buyers and retailers to get online and book their free ticket to the leading showcase for the garden and outdoor living industry.  Register online today to save yourself £20 and receive free parking and a dedicated show catalogue. Continue reading

Glee Buyers Power List 2018: the shortlist

The Glee Buyers Power List has been set-up to recognise the individual buyers and buying teams who have gone above and beyond to make a difference within the garden retail industry this year. Voting has been open since early summer, with nominations flooding in from all corners of the market. Now, details of those shortlisted have been confirmed. Continue reading

An illuminating year for i-Glo following Glee 2017

A year on for the big winners of the Glee New Product Showcase 2017

A champion of exciting and groundbreaking garden products, the Glee New Product Showcase has earnt an unrivalled industry wide reputation for unearthing the latest in innovation and the future businesses of tomorrow. Selected from hundreds of entries showcased at the annual show, the winning products are chosen by an expert panel of judges, representing independent and multiple retailers and international suppliers.  Here we catch up with i-Glo who won an impressive three awards in the highly competitive categories, to see how things have developed for them as a business since Glee 2017. Continue reading

Glee Green Heart update

The horticultural hub of Glee, the Green Heart, is making its return later this year and is set to feature the widest selection of growers and plant specialists to this thriving section of the show.  Working in partnership with Woodlodge – the Green Heart’s official merchandising bench supplier – this year Green Heart will be made up of 114 benches, making 2018 the biggest ever Green Heart at Glee.   Continue reading