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  • Gardenforum News - Company
    its six garden centres and expects to complete a sale later this year as the group looks to rationalise and focus on its three specialist distribution divisions See more Read more Fraudster cooks up a scam on Beefeater Barbecues August 6 2008 by Peter Dawson M Hampshire based Beefeater Barbecues Regent Garden Collection has been hit by a very clever scam involving two telephone orders purporting to be from Bents Garden Centre in Cheshire See more Read more New CX plans Flying Brands recovery August 1 2008 by George Bullivant M Today s interim statement from Flying Brands the parent for Flying Flowers and Gardening Direct shows the size of the problems facing the mail order group and how the new chief executive plans to stem the decline in customer numbers See more Read more Strong summer trading at Dobbies October 1 2008 by Tesco M The half year statement from Tesco says it is pushing on with plans to accelerate the expansion of Dobbies towards a national network of garden centres Sales rose 12 including contributions from two new centres Sandyholm and Southport The business saw strong summer trading despite a wet August Read more Second profit warning from William Sinclair September 25 2008 by George Bullivant M William Sinclair Holdings has warned that its profits will be significantly lower than market expectations due to a failure of its peat harvest As a result the final dividend will be cut See more Read more Smit warns Garden Centres to be ready for food shortages September 23 2008 by George Bullivant M Collecting the Roy Hay Memorial award at this evening s Glee Dinner Tim Smit co founder of the Eden Project warned that our industry will be the most important in the UK in the next 10 years as food security becomes the next big issue For more details and the other winners see more Read more Dobbies to build greenest garden centre September 20 2008 by George Bullivant M Dobbies has acquired a new garden centre site belonging to its Aberdeen rival James Cocker Sons It plans to build its greenest garden centre yet See more Read more B Q anticipates very tough times ahead September 18 2008 by George Bullivant M Despite tough trading conditions Kingfisher has increased profits for the last six months at B Q and internationally See more Read more Reorganisation and name change for HART September 12 2008 by George Bullivant M There is to be a name change for HART as Jessica Adams carries out major surgery at the group that provides services to smaller garden centres See more Read more It s a difficult trading environment for Homebase September 11 2008 by George Bullivant M Today s trading statement from the Home Retail Group shows like for like sales at Homebase 10 lower than a year ago In light of market conditions there will be a substantial write down in the value of Homebase assets See more Read more Hunter unveils

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  • Gardenforum News - Company
    the public in April The enterprise is intended to be the first branch of a new chain of garden centres that will be opened in Russia under the name of Greenland See more Read more The Princess Royal opens Lancashire garden centre June 11 2008 by George Bullivant M The Princess Royal opened the new Barton Grange garden centre at Brock in Lancashire yesterday before 500 specially invited guests See more Read more Garden Leisure set for growth June 9 2008 by George Bullivant M The persistent rumours that Garden Leisure might be sold have been fuelled recently by the revelation that Dobbies is considering an acquisition worth 45m Gardenforum interviewed directors Neville Prest and Carol Paris to find out the truth See more Read more Latest Company Results show increased revenues in 2007 July 29 2008 by George Bullivant M The latest company results published on Tradeforum show sales at Draper Tools rising to over 61m while sales at Spread Garden Supplies which faces possible closure dropped below 20m Retailers showing growth include Van Hage Woodcote Green Nurseries and The Garden Store Among the nurseries Europlants UK grew 14 See more Read more Better June but 2008 still behind 2007 says GCA July 21 2008 by George Bullivant M June was a recovery month for garden centres according to the latest sales figures from the GCA Outdoor plants and garden sundries showed the best growth See more Read more Suntime introduces the Llewelyn Bowen collection July 21 2008 by George Bullivant M Laurence Llewelyn Bowen star of Changing Rooms has joined with the garden furniture team at Suntime to produce a celebrity designer collection for 2009 See more Read more Tetra sale falls through July 16 2008 by George Bullivant M The US consumer goods group Spectrum Brands has pulled out its deal to sell its pet group which includes Tetra Europe to Salton See more Read more British companies at Spoga Gafa July 15 2008 by Gardenex M An exciting collection of world tools comprising the best ideas from around the globe including eco friendly composters with a difference and hundreds of other product innovations are being shown by a group of 30 British companies exhibiting at Spoga Gafa this year The products on show span almost all aspects of gardening for every season of the year See more Read more Solus bags the Joseph Bentley tool business July 11 2008 by George Bullivant M Solus Garden and Leisure has acquired the Joseph Bentley garden tool business It is also inviting retailers to visit the new Denewood display which shows a clear change of direction for the garden furniture brand See more Read more LOFAMARK announced at SOLEX July 8 2008 by George Bullivant M LOFA the association for importers and manufacturers of garden furniture has asked Dr Alan Knight to help establish a LOFAMARK an environmental and ethical guarantee for garden furniture and accessories See more Read more Global warming will change the vegetables we grow July

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  • Gardenforum News - Company
    it has agreed to acquire the business and assets of Sandyholm Garden Centre and Coffee Shop at Crossford in Lanarkshire for a cash consideration of 8m plus stock at valuation See more Read more Hozelock invests 1m in state of the art plant April 3 2008 by George Bullivant M Hozelock has been shortlisted for 7 engineering awards alongside Rolls Royce Dunlop and Leyland Trucks It has also announced a 1m investment at its new Birmingham plant See more Read more Major European Expansion for CASCO Group April 1 2008 by CASCO Group M CASCO Group have announced serious expansion plans into mainland Europe by way of the acquisition of Korail Group This acquisition means CASCO Group now own the well known European brand Aquastyl See more Read more Kingfisher reveals plans to revive profits at B Q June 4 2008 by George Bullivant M New targets at B Q propose to double profit margins as the new management at Kingfisher seeks to drive up shareholder value However poor weather and an early Easter have inevitably dented the first quarter See more Read more Further problems for Flying Brands May 30 2008 by George Bullivant M Flying Brands 29 9 owned by Sir Tom Hunter and the umbrella group for Flying Flowers Gardening Direct and Garden Bird Supplies has issued its second profit warning of the year See more Read more Hunter throws in the Dobbies towel Updated May 21 2008 by George Bullivant M Having lost a court battle to prevent Dobbies issuing new shares Sir Tom Hunter s West Coast Capital has accepted an offer to sell its Dobbies shares to Tesco at 12 each As a result Dobbies is to give shareholders more time to consider the open offer See more Read more Hunter seeks deal with Tesco May 15 2008 by George Bullivant M Sir Tom Hunter s West Coast Capital is seeking talks with Tesco to find a fair solution for shareholders having today failed to persuade the courts to block Dobbies intended share issue See more Read more Tesco offers a deal including 31 Wyevale stores May 13 2008 by Gardenforum M Reports by Scottish newspapers on yesterday s court hearing between Sir Tom Hunter and Dobbies revealed an offer by Tesco and potential acquisitions for Dobbies Hunter is seeking to block Dobbies plan to raise 150 million from shareholders See more Read more West Coast Capital sues Dobbies May 9 2008 by George Bullivant M West Coast Capital Wyevale s owner has started legal proceedings against Dobbies to prevent the company s proposed open offer to shareholders See more Read more Homebase warns of falling sales April 30 2008 by George Bullivant M Reporting results for the year to 3rd March Home Retail Group warns that sales at Homebase have started weaker than expected this year but that the group that includes Argos is well positioned both operationally and financially See more Read more Quality Ornamental launches peat free pack bedding April 29

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  • Gardenforum News - Company
    purchase of Flowerland Garden Centre Salisbury See more Read more HART members earn 640 000 February 8 2008 by George Bullivant M A year after her management buyout of HART backed by the Barwell Jessica Adams is pleased with the progress that the buying group for smaller garden centres has made See more Read more Profits tumble at NWF February 5 2008 by George Bullivant M Shares in NWF which operates 6 garden centres were marked down sharply this morning following a fall in profits in the six months to the end of November See more Read more Gows buy Burcot Garden Centre January 28 2008 by George Bullivant M Nicci and Neil Gow have bought Burcot Garden Centre Nicci will run the garden centre while Neil continues as director of GIMA See more Read more New Place Nurseries reorganises March 28 2008 by George Bullivant M Sussex based New Place Nurseries have reorganised following the retirement of George and Priscilla Duncan They have also taken stock from Hewton Nurseries that is to close See more Read more Crocus links up with Homebase March 25 2008 by George Bullivant M Crocus has signed a major deal to provide an online plant service to Homebase customers See more Read more Klondyke makes it 24 with Lady Green March 20 2008 by George Bullivant M Klondyke Garden Centres has this afternoon completed the deal to buy Lady Green Garden Centre a GCA Garden Centre of Excellence See more Read more Dobbies third new garden centre proposal this month March 18 2008 by George Bullivant M A week after announcing two proposals for new garden centres Dobbies has revealed plans for a third near Carlisle See more Read more Flying Brands cuts dividend after difficult year March 16 2008 by George Bullivant M Flying Brands the mail order group that operates Flying Flowers Gardening Direct Garden Bird supplies and Sarah Raven s Kitchen Garden has had a very difficult year in 2007 See more Read more Wyevale announces plastic plant pot recycling initiative March 14 2008 by Wyevale M Wyevale Garden Centres Ltd Wyevale the UK s leading specialist garden centre retailer has today announced Plan Apple its action programme to address the key sustainable development challenges facing the gardening industry Read more Wyevale to extend Sanders Garden World March 13 2008 by George Bullivant M Wyevale is to display plans that would double the internal sales area at Sanders Garden world one of the garden centres that it acquired last autumn See more Read more M S to sell garden tools and compost March 10 2008 by George Bullivant M Marks Spencer is significantly expanding its gardening range in 14 of its larger stores and on the M S website See more Read more Marshalls uses landscaping to drive product sales March 7 2008 by George Bullivant M Results published today by Marshalls show the importance of display centres landscape installation and the sponsorship of RHS Chelsea in driving sales growth See

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  • Gardenforum News - Company
    Read more RHS Grow Your Own Veg open weekend January 24 2008 by The RHS M The RHS is opening up its four gardens to members of the public on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March to launch the 2008 Grow Your Own Veg campaign Read more Directors leave Flying Brands after a poor Christmas January 18 2008 by George Bullivant M Reporting poor Christmas sales Flying Brands has announced that the chief executive and a non exec director will be leaving It has also pulled out of a major acquisition See more Read more Langeveld in trouble January 17 2008 by Peter Dawson M Reports circulating in the trade both in Europe and the US suggest that the American owned Dutch bulb supplier Langeveld has run into financial difficulties See more Read more Compost producers need to up their game GW UPDATED January 11 2008 by Gardening Which M Compost producers need to up their game says this month s Gardening Which Tests show a large gulf between the performance of peat free and peat based composts for growing young plants from seed UPDATED with rebuttal from the Growing Media Association See more Read more Christmas cracker as garden centres end 2007 on a high January 9 2008 by Peter Dawson M Early indications are that garden centres outperformed the high street in the key Christmas trading period See more Read more HTA Rose Group to hold Rose Promotion Day January 8 2008 by The Horticultural Trades Association M The HTA has arranged a Rose Promotion day where growers and retailers can work together to increase sales and extend the season of the nation s favourite flower See more Read more News Review 2007 January 3 2008 by George Bullivant Here is our review of the News in 2007

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  • Gardenforum News - Services
    such as Plants2Gardens who backed QVC s Garden Re Leaf Day 2015 activities have helped raise in excess of 50 000 for this year s Greenfingers campaign Read more GCA reveals this year s conference venue for their 50th anniversary June 3 2015 by Gardenforum M The GCA has announced the location of the body s grand golden jubilee year conference to be held January 24 until 27 2016 Read more GIMA s 5000 Seed Corn Fund is open for entries May 12 2015 by George Bullivant M Small businesses designers students inventors and start ups are invited to bid for the second annual grant from the GIMA seed corn fund with the offer of help from last year s winner Read more New look for AIPH and Grower of the Year Awards May 7 2015 by George Bullivant M Any grower can nominate themselves for the International Grower of the Year Awards as they get a new look along with rebranding for the AIPH Read more How Bonnington Plastics beat substitute sellers on Amazon November 9 2015 M Bonnington Plastics offers to share with other manufacturers the tactics it used to beat the substitute sellers who were costing the company 50 000 a year Read more Get tree planting this November November 5 2015 by HTA November often considered nature s time to plant is a great month to plant trees the Horticultural Trades Association s HTA Plant of the Month for November Read more Decco announced as logistics partner for Greenfingers Turn Old into Gold scheme November 5 2015 by Decco Decco the leading wholesale distributor have come on board as the logistics partner for Greenfingers Turn Old into Gold scheme which encourages garden centres nurseries and suppliers around the country to donate old and unwanted stock to the charity for resale at auction Read more The HTA Needs You October 30 2015 by George Bullivant M The HTA is looking for three new Council members to be the regional voice of the membership It is a great opportunity to see what is going on and influence it says President Adam Wigglesworth Read more GCA members marketeers to compete for Worrall Cup October 26 2015 by GCA Members of the Garden Centre Association GCA are being invited to compete for the chance to win the Worrall Cup for their marketing activities this year 2015 Read more Stax to Headline at GIMA Day Conference October 9 2015 by GIMA Next month s GIMA Day Conference delegates will hear from Stax Trade Centres Managing Director David Hibbert Read more Things are stirring in the glorious autumn sunshine at Glendoick Garden Centre October 5 2015 by HTA What a superb location for a training day Fantastic location steeped in history and such friendly welcoming staff Read more Long range weather forecast for September September 1 2015 by Wisewather M Periods of high pressure during September will mean below average rainfall and above average sunshine Read more B Q responds to Which

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  • Gardenforum News - Services
    teamed up with Garden Retail Success and a former GCA chairman to provide a mentoring and benchmarking service to help garden centres improve performance Read more Gardeners boost September sales October 28 2014 by George Bullivant M GCA figures for September show that the gardener is back Outdoor plants garden sundries and landscape products showed double digit growth for the month Read more 1st Automated Garden Centre Drive In collection service launches in Bagshot October 21 2014 by Pat Manning M Longacres have become the UK s first garden centre to offer an automated Drive In Click Collect service Read more Closer links are vital says new GIMA president April 16 2015 M Colin Wetherley Mein new president of GIMA hopes to add services such as a buying group and barometer of trade for GIMA members He also wants to continue building links with the rest of the industry Read more Strong early sales of core gardening a sign for optimism March 23 2015 by George Bullivant M The GCA figures for February shows a good start for sales of seeds bulbs and plants but the association cautions We have no idea what the year ahead is going to hold for us but it looks as if gardeners are eager to get back into their gardens Read more Bank bureaucracy thwarts garden centre deals March 19 2015 by George Bullivant M Although 2 banks have recently backed garden centre developments it seems that a number of deals are falling through because buyers cannot get bank funding because of their inexperienced advisers Read more New legislation affecting sale of garden chemicals March 11 2015 by George Bullivant M From 26th November most garden retailers will be required by law to have a trained and certificated member of staff available when they sell garden chemicals The HTA and Crop Protection Association have a solution Read more Darren Mogg is to leave Wyevale February 26 2015 by George Bullivant M Darren Mogg is to leave Wyevale Garden Centres at the end of March having managed the development of the company websites for the last two years Read more What will the scribblers be viewing at Thursday s Garden Press Event February 10 2015 by George Bullivant M The country s gardening press converge on the Barbican on Thursday to get fresh ideas to write about this spring What will catch their interest at the Garden Press Event Read more Press deadline looms for Garden Re Leaf February 2 2015 by George Bullivant M Garden centres and suppliers have only a few days to promote their activities for Garden Re Leaf Day before the UK s national press visit the Garden Press Event Read more GCA reveals conference speakers January 13 2015 by George Bullivant M The GCA conference in less than 2 weeks will hear from the former top woman in the British army the ex head of Porsche GB and there s a report on the world economic outlook The world record

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    more Read more Your To Do list for the National Plant Show June 6 2014 by George Bullivant M There s just over two weeks before the fifth National Plant Show A look at the record number of plant introductions and hearing about new research on gardeners of the future are two items for your To Do list See more Read more Profits are up Who said 2012 13 was a difficult time for gardening May 23 2014 by George Bullivant The latest updates to our Company Results pages show an encouraging picture with nearly every company improving performance Allensmore David Austin DJ Squire Webbs Bulrush Harrod Taylor Bulbs and Kelkay all improved their figures over the previous year Who said 2012 13 was a difficult time for gardening See more open to all Read more Figures show the gardener is back May 17 2014 by George Bullivant M April figures released from the Garden Centre Association s Barometer of Trade underline how gardeners have got back into gardening this spring buying plants and gardening products See more Read more New month brings a change to wetter weather September 30 2014 by Wiseweather M A new month brings with it a pattern change with much more unsettled weather likely for most parts as a reinvigorated jet stream runs close to the UK something we haven t seen for a while Read more 2014 Glee will be hailed as a success September 18 2014 by George Bullivant M 2014 Glee will be hailed as a success The new venue received universal approval Monday and Tuesday were busy But should it open on Sunday See Gardenforum s comments on Glee Read more Hombase MD tells industry leaders We need to work together September 17 2014 by George Bullivant M Paul Loft MD of Homebase appealed to industry leaders at Glee to work together to address the challenges of change both in the digital world and in attracting young people to meet the changing needs of the consumer Read more Notes from aisles of SPOGA Gafa September 3 2014 by George Bullivant M There were around 60 British exhibitors at this week s SPOGA Gafa some giving a preview of what can be expected at Glee later in the month See more Read more GIMB goes national in 2015 with Love the Plot August 26 2014 by George Bullivant M The HTA s Garden Industry Marketing Board has some weighty backers and is gaining momentum Next years Love the Plot You ve Got campaign will show how effective this group could become See more Read more Modest to flat real sales growth in recent years August 20 2014 by George Bullivant M GCA and HTA figures agree that July was a flat month with sales increasing 1 on last year Year to date their figures are quite different And has there been any real growth in recent years See more Read more August 2014 long range forecast August 1 2014 by Wiseweather M

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