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UK: Dobbies appoints Nicholas Marshall as CEO

Dobbies Garden Centres has announced that Nicholas Marshall is joining as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.Nicholas has over 30 years' experience in the Garden Centre sector. He founded and built two garden centre chains, Country Gardens PLC, which was sold for over £120m and Country Homes and.....

UK: Garden centre e-commerce platform for sale

An opportunity has arisen to purchase the website platform of W Crowder & Sons Ltd. Since the sale of Crowders Garden Centre in 2016, the company has decided to focus on its core wholesale nursery businesses and is therefore offering their award nominated website for sale.Built by a specialist contractor.....

Dosatron offers free fertilizer to garden center customers

Dosatron International introduces the Free Fertilizer Panel for Garden Centers.“Offering free fertilizer to customers at a garden center is a great way to increase customer traffic,” explains Lela Kelly, Dosatron’s Vice President, and Horticulture Specialist. “It’s easy to set up with Dosatron’s Free.....

UK: Study tour gains insight and inspiration from Holland

It was an action packed few days for garden centres and suppliers attending the HTA Garden Retail Study Tour in Holland last week.The tour began on Wednesday 8th February with a visit to the Elho factory where the group heard the latest trend information and ideas from this family company that was.....

UK: Dobbies reports increase in Christmas sales

Dobbies Garden Centres reports its most successful Christmas trading period in the last five years with a number of standout performances for the business.Sales of the Christmas range rose 9.8% from the previous year. Live trees had its highest ever sell through and Santa suppers and breakfasts were up 41%.....

Proven Winners Certified Training Program grows in 2017

Retailer participation is on the rise and new bonus material is available for the 2017 Proven Winners Certified Training Program. Understanding the challenges of training new and seasonal staff at independent garden centers, Proven Winners is working to equip managers with tools to prepare their employees to.....

NL: Start of collaboration Van Zaal Transport and garden center Intratuin

This month has seen the launch of the collaboration between garden center chain Intratuin and transport company Van Zaal Transport. Both companies are excited about the collaboration.The two companies agreed in December 2016 that as of January 2017 Van Zaal Transport would be handling all transportation from.....

US (MD): Billy Foard, owner of Valley View Farms, dies

William C. "Billy" Foard, president and co-founder of Valley View Farms of Cockeysville — where he once displayed the world's largest pumpkin — died of heart disease Jan. 25 at Union Memorial Hospital. The Phoenix resident was 78.He and his older brother, John B. "Punky" Foard III, rented a parcel of land on.....