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

A look to Glee 2020: where the garden retail sector thrives

The future is looking bright for garden retail. According to AMA Research’s 2017 Garden Market Analysis Report the UK Garden Products market* is currently valued at £5.7billion and is expected to benefit from a 2% annual increase until 2023. With technology, sustainability, ethical living, and millennials driving this growth, the long-term picture offers a stark contrast to the doom and gloom that is shaping the UK high street. Continue reading

Glee’s owners rebrand as Hyve, offering the leading garden retail exhibition advanced opportunities for further development and growth

Owners of Glee, the UK’s leading garden retail exhibition, ITE Group plc has announced a name change and new brand identity which will mark a new chapter of business growth and development for the UK’s leading annual garden trade event, as well as the newly launched Pawexpo exhibition, which will present a fresh look at pet retailing. Continue reading

Glee 2019: sustainability and retail theatre drive optimism as suppliers and retailers gear-up for a buoyant 2020 season

An atmosphere of optimism resonated throughout the halls of Glee during September’s show. Following a buoyant spring and summer season, with many garden retailers experiencing strong growth in key categories, an upbeat trading atmosphere prevailed, underpinning the garden retail sector’s resilience to economic headwinds in the run-up to Brexit. In a year of monumental change for the industry, with 145 former Wyevale Garden Centres now in the hands of new operators, it has never been more vital for suppliers to forge new relationships with buyers – and Glee played a pivotal role by providing the ultimate networking platform that enabled new garden centre owners to witness the latest in innovation and confidently place orders for the 2020 season. Continue reading