Glee 2021 Sustainability Report: How the market leading exhibition for garden and outdoor products is placing sustainability at its heart

In a world where environmental concerns are running high on national and international agendas, sustainability has become one of the most important trends in retail, with consumer demand for sustainable and eco-friendly products growing like never-before and brands with green credentials rising to the top of their wish lists. Manufacturers and distributors are responding to this vital trend by developing goods which meet the requirements of environmentally conscious consumers.  Continue reading

Glee 2021 content programme details unveiled

Glee 2021, taking place this year from September 14th-16th at the NEC, Birmingham, will once again host an invaluable seminar programme from The Stage theatre located in Hall 6. Content will include an inspirational mix of future trend forecasts, research into consumer buying behaviour and crucial business advice, along with a series of prestigious industry awards.  Continue reading

Glee 2021: COVID-19 measures FAQ

As the Glee team gets ready to welcome you back to the leading garden retail exhibition (14th – 16th September, NEC Birmingham), they answer some of your burning questions regarding the COVID-19 measures that have been put in place to ensure the event can take place safely and securely; measures that the team are confident will offer peace of mind for all those that attend.  Continue reading

10 Reasons not to miss Glee 2021

Glee 2021 is just around the corner (14th – 16th September, NEC Birmingham). With eight thriving product sectors and thousands of new products set to launch at the exhibition, it comes as no surprise that retailers from across the garden retail, DIY, builders’ merchant, home and gift, high street and pet sectors – including B&Q. Blue Diamond, National Trust, Bents Garden & Home, British Garden Centres, Costco, Flowerland, Robert Dyas, Dobbies, Centre Parcs, Crocus, John Lewis, YTC Ltd – are registering for the show in their droves. For those yet to secure their free ticket for the event, here are 10 reasons why Glee should be firmly in your diary next month! Continue reading

More exciting brands confirmed for Glee 2021

With less than a month to go until the doors open on the first in-person Glee event in two years, retailers from across the garden retail sector will be busy planning their trip around the show. These retailers will be pleased to learn that this year’s event will be home to both established brands and exciting new grass-root innovators, and during recent weeks the show has welcomed a plethora of companies to the 2021 roster; companies’ retailers will not want to miss out on seeing!  Continue reading

Get ahead of the curve with Glee bestsellers

The countdown is on to Glee making its in-person return post-lockdown (14th – 16th September NEC Birmingham), as exhibitors and visitors alike, eagerly await the chance to network, share ideas and celebrate new launches. The 2021 show will bring together hundreds of brands and thousands of exciting products under one roof, providing retail buyers with the first opportunity they’ve had in 18 months to ‘shop’ new ranges but also the chance to glean insight about top trends and consumer behaviour, helping to shape their offer and capitalise on opportunities in the market. Here, Glee exhibitors detail their bestsellers during a year that has seen unprecedented demand for garden products, whilst sharing market knowledge to give visitors an overview of what they can expect to see showcased in the halls at Glee this September. Continue reading

A return of events: Glee is back!

Events are back, with Glee leading the charge as the first dedicated garden retail exhibition to make its in-person return post-lockdown (14th – 16th September NEC Birmingham). This year’s show will bring together hundreds of brands and thousands of exciting products under one roof, providing garden buyers with the first opportunity in 18 months to ‘shop’ new ranges to boost their retail offering and build on the incredible momentum created throughout lockdown. Continue reading

Get set for the Glee Green Heart 2021

The horticultural hub of Glee, the Green Heart, is making its return later this year and is set to provide one of the first face-to-face networking opportunities for the plant trade sector within the last two years.  Working in partnership with Woodlodge – the Green Heart’s official merchandising bench supplier – Glee Green Heart is a must-attend event for any retailer wanting to optimise the unprecedented growth of green living in autumn 2021 and beyond. Continue reading

Glee introduces COVID-19 Status Checks

Following the government’s recent update regarding the safe reopening of events and working in consultancy with the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) and the NEC, it has been confirmed that this year’s Glee exhibition (14th – 16th September) will ask all attendees to verify their COVID-19 status on arrival. Continue reading