Ellen Mary confirmed as host of Great British Growing Awards at Glee 2019

Ellen Mary – a well-known face within garden sector – has been confirmed as the host of Grow Your Own Magazine’s 2019 Great British Growing Awards. Taking place at Glee 2019 (Tuesday 10th September, Retail Growth Theatre) these exciting annual awards will recognise all that is great within the gardening industry – from tool companies, to seed suppliers, garden writers to fruit nurseries and everything in between, as well as garden volunteers and community growing spaces. Continue reading

Glee 2019 Retail Lab sponsor interview: EKJU

Retailers seeking products of the future and the latest in-store merchandising ideas need look no further than the Retail Lab at Glee. Now in its third year, this inspirational feature area, in association with the Horticultural Trades Association, is bursting with ideas. In fact, 61% of Glee’s visitors say they will attend Glee 2019 as a result of seeing the Retail Lab last year. Here, we meet one of the sponsors of this year’s feature – Latvian timber furniture and garden accessory manufacturers, EKJU – to find out more about why they have got involved with this thriving area of Glee 2019. Continue reading

It’s Deco-Pak but not as we know it!

Deco-Pak confirms new direction for 2020 season as next generation takes over the business

As one of the most recognisable decorative aggregate and garden accessory brands, the market has come to expect big things from the company when it exhibits at Glee (10th – 12th September, NEC Birmingham). This year is no different, however Deco-Pak’s Director, Craig Hall, confirms that this year they’ll be doing things a little differently! Continue reading

PAWExpo to launch in 2020

PAWExpo – a new high-end pet focused exhibition – will launch in September 2020, supported by the team behind the annual Glee trade event. A special ‘first look’ at what is to come will be unveiled at the official PAWExpo reveal party on Wednesday 11th September at the Pets Café area, in Hall 19. Continue reading

Glee Buyers Power List 2019: 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