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

Hug It out

We seem well on our way along Boris’ roadmap out of lockdown and, with each big date, comes a new taste of freedom. We’ve heard the cheers from fans, as outdoor sport kicked off again, watched people hit the high street for some retail therapy, seen pub gardens and outdoor restaurants bursting with thirsty punters and hungry diners desperate to go ‘out-out’ – even in the rain – and delighted as the nation was finally able to get a haircut. Surprisingly, even Boris went in for this one! The next milestone, on May 17th, sees indoor hospitality open up, 30 guests allowed at a wedding and, yes, hugging will finally be given the green light! Amazing news right? But, after more than a year of elbow taps, Zoom chats, and two-metre standoffs, without so much as a gentle squeeze, are you primed and ready to throw those arms wide and embrace your loved ones with gusto? If not, don’t panic because the lovely people at Robert Dyas will have you match fit in no time. 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