Last chance to enter the 2021 GIMA Awards

Don’t miss the May 28th entry deadline

 Suppliers wanting to gain unrivalled market-wide recognition for their latest product innovation, marketing support or approach to sustainability will want to take centre stage at the forthcoming GIMA Awards (11th November, Celtic Manor). However, time is running out, as the deadline for entering the 2021 event– Friday May 28th – is now just days away.   Continue reading

Catering to the greener gardeners of the future

Whether changing their diet and lifestyle or trying to adopt better habits, consumers are making more informed decisions and better choices for their own health and that of the planet. The interest in vegetarian and vegan diets has increased steadily, whilst concern for the environment and the effects of climate change is escalating. Shoppers are actively seeking products that have minimal impact on the environment, from production and the way materials are sourced, right through to what happens to the packaging after use. This is a growing movement in gardening, with demand soaring for sustainably-sourced, plant-based products that work with nature to deliver impressive results. Retailers need to act now and get on board with this emerging category. Continue reading

GIMA launches the UK garden industry’s first ‘Plastic Packaging Pledge’

GIMA – the trade association that represents a wide range of companies supplying consumer products to the UK’s gardeners – has launched the industry’s first ‘Plastic Packaging Pledge’. The pledge is in response to the global impact of plastic packaging usage and the potential environmental damage this packaging can cause as a result of incorrect use and careless disposal. Continue reading