How plant retailers reinvented themselves to survive the West Cape drought

The Western Cape's drought affected a lot of businesses, particularly businesses that relied on water to survive like nurseries.

One of those businesses was Stodels, a gardening and plants retailer.

Nick Stodel, director of Stodels says it had to look at alternatives products to sell because plant sales had slowed down.

"We sold plants that don't need water, stones and artificial grass. It was a tough time and we went through it, we are seeing that people are starting to buy plants again."

In order to keep the business afloat during tough times, Stodel says they had to reimagine the business.

It introduced a garden centre to give their customers a good experience.

"There's a sheep which is loved by visitors, a monkey and a reptile park enjoyed by children."

Source: Capetalk


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