July 12, Ball Colegrave

UK event looks at the future of plant retailing

Garden retailers and growers are once again invited to attend the free HTA event "Plant Retailing – Fit for the Future", taking place during the Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase on Tuesday 12 July from 10.30am – 3:15pm, Milton Road, Banbury OX17 3EY.

Speakers include:
  • Pippa Goodman, Commercial Director at The Future Foundation, will be talking about future proofing, looking at trends that could shape the industries opportunities and threats in the coming years.
  • Alyson Haywood, Specialist in Garden Centre Business Improvement, will cover the theory behind merchandising and how to create eye catching and memorable displays.
  • A grower focus session led by Scott Rusch, Product Group Director at PanAmerican Seeds will be on ‘bullet proof plants’.
The day will also see a panel debate on the POS and merchandising of plants now and in the future. Panellists include Phil Mabon of Hortipak, Neil Dunn of IML, Nick Mathias of Floramedia, Adam Ferjani of Professional Horticulture/Specialty Agriculture at ICL and Edwin Meijer of Garden Connect.

Peter Seabrook, Horticultural Writer and Broadcaster, will close the day with the challenges faced in selling plants in a retail environment as well as key points from the day and areas of focus for the future.

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