Glee Daily News - Glee Daily News @ Spring Fair - issue 4 2020 - TUESDAY LIVE http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/ en-us 04 Feb 2020 10:58:17 GMT 04 Feb 2020 10:58:17 GMT http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/rss.xml Newsweaver trevor.pfeiffer@tgcmc.co.uk (Potting Shed Press Limited) support@newsweaver.ie (Newsweaver) 60 true Glee at Spring Fair is open and doing great business http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/lga0d6hvgo9?rss=true Glee at Spring Fair is an oasis of exhibitors that are a must visit for all visitors to Spring Fair who have gardening and leisure on their mind... 31 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT 0462bdf629cacea1eed54eb104ca062d Feature Story Pink Right <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/82fb3a4adfed4f431689ef2f/glee%20at%20spring%20fair%202020%20010220_gtn001.jpg" width="448" height="141" alt="" /></p> <p>Glee at Spring Fair is an oasis of exhibitors that are a must visit for all visitors to Spring Fair who have gardening and leisure on their mind...</p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/0000efab26d99586ecda1f39/glee%20at%20spring%20fair%202020%20010220_gtn014.jpg" width="306" height="285" alt="" /></p> <p>Glee at Spring Fair is an oasis of exhibitors that are a must visit for all visitors to Spring Fair who have gardening and leisure on their mind...</p> <p> </p> <p>Here's our photographic preview of Glee at Spring Fair and other Spring Fair exhibitors that are close by as build up came to a close on Saturday evening.  Glee at Spring Fair is in Hall 7 this year between cookware and Christmas Floral.</p> <p> </p> <p>See you in the morning.</p> See our exclusive picture tour of Glee @ Spring Fair from build up And the winners are...Glee at Spring Fair New Product Showcase winners revealed http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/1oy7t9r750z?rss=true The Nano Gel Tape by Creative Products has picked up the top prize in this year's Glee at Spring Fair New Products Showcase Awards, run In association with Garden Trade News. It's a repeat of last year's success for Creative Products, who won with Fly Away in 2019... 31 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT 168f2d1ae4dd2930c07f93c08b5bbe7f Feature Story Pink Right <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/3aff044876240becdf1eb7ef/121695075.jpg" width="448" height="239" alt="" /></p> <p>The Nano Gel Tape by Creative Products has picked up the top prize in this year's Glee at Spring Fair New Products Showcase Awards, run In association with Garden Trade News. It's a repeat of last year's success for Creative Products, who won with Fly Away in 2019... </p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/3aff044876240becdf1eb7ef/glee%20at%20spring%20fair%202020%20new%20product%20awards%20020220_gtn166.jpg" width="530" height="299" alt="" /></p> <p>The Nano Gel Tape by Creative Products has picked up the top prize in this year's Glee at Spring Fair New Products Showcase Awards, run In association with Garden Trade News.</p> <p> </p> <p>This double-sided, super sticky gel tape has many uses around the garden, garage, shed and home.  It’s waterproof, incredibly adhesive and can be washed and  re-used if it gets dirty.</p> <p> </p> <p>It's a repeat of last year's success for Creative Products, who won with Fly Away in 2019... </p> <p> </p> <p>Creative Products received their award on the opening day of Glee at Spring Fair.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Highly Commended:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/4b691e59c06c12d3e7a4218b/glee%20at%20spring%20fair%202020%20new%20product%20awards%20020220_gtn169.jpg" width="530" height="299" alt="" /></strong></li> <li><strong>Bellevue Armchair by Innovators International, </strong>7C60-D61. A rocking and reclining armchair incorporating a gas lift leg support in zero maintenance rattan and aluminium.</li> <li><strong><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/aca4fd6bf3c7757572f9b14c/glee%20at%20spring%20fair%202020%20new%20product%20awards%20020220_gtn172.jpg" width="530" height="299" alt="" /></strong></li> <li><strong>Fat Ball Garland by Creative Products,</strong> 7C50-D51.  A bird feeding kit for fat balls.  The balls can be joined together to form a garland or hung separately.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Special mentions:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/764dc1e5fb0965d29aa34b70/glee%20at%20spring%20fair%202020%20new%20product%20awards%20020220_gtn175.jpg" width="530" height="299" alt="" /></strong></li> <li><strong>Till Planter by Fargro</strong>, 7B51. A self irrigating planter that is perfect for pot herbs.</li> <li><strong><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/b7688bcca2a5208e80aa2bed/glee%20at%20spring%20fair%202020%20new%20product%20awards%20020220_gtn180.jpg" width="528" height="591" alt="" /></strong></li> <li><strong>Wentworth Two Seater Arbour by Charles Taylor</strong>, 7D70-E51.  A two-seater arbour with removable roof and versatile seating.</li> <li><strong><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/31c32daae03d236eebd8d248/glee%20at%20spring%20fair%202020%20new%20product%20awards%20020220_gtn176.jpg" width="530" height="941" alt="" /></strong></li> <li><strong>Baby Reindeer by Dizmezs</strong>, 7F43. Ecological Baby Reindeer wood decoration.</li> <li><strong><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/a25101a09a7239237f3699a9/glee%20at%20spring%20fair%202020%20new%20product%20awards%20020220_gtn174.jpg" width="530" height="941" alt="" /></strong></li> <li><strong>Mini Plant Stakes by Travellers Finds</strong>, 7C73.  Indoor or outdoor handmade decorative plant stakes.</li> </ul> <p><strong>The judges were:</strong></p> <p><strong><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/05010329d332ffbc9719306b/glee%20at%20spring%20fair%202020%20new%20product%20awards%20020220_gtn137.jpg" width="530" height="299" alt="" /></strong></p> <p>Steve Myatt, Garden Centre advisor and consultant, Managing Director Kiwiosity.</p> <p>Roger Crookes, garden centre guru, Senior Manager at Pughs Garden Centres.</p> <p>James Ducker, Managing Director Langland’s Garden Centres.</p> <p>Boyd Douglas-Davies, HTA President and Communications Director at British Garden Centres.</p> <p>Chairman of the judges and organiser:  Trevor Pfeiffer, Garden Trade News who are Glee’s Official Media Partner for 2020.</p> See the full results and pictures Register now for Glee at Spring Fair http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/mnbe6bqi87z?rss=true To register, simply visit www.springfair.com [ http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/y3yw5aoyovj/external ] and click on the ‘Get your Free’ ticket button, and follow the instructions on screen. Your ticket will provide access to both the main show, as well as Glee at Spring Fair within its new-for-2020 location in Hall 7. 30 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT 5d1c4b0d7d51ad67abecc947d87ec718 Feature Story Pink Left <p>To register, simply visit <a href="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/y3yw5aoyovj/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.springfair.com</a> and click on the ‘Get your Free’ ticket button, and follow the instructions on screen. Your ticket will provide access to both the main show, as well as Glee at Spring Fair within its new-for-2020 location in Hall 7.</p> <p>To register, simply visit <a href="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/y3yw5aoyovj/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.springfair.com</a> and click on the ‘Get your Free’ ticket button, and follow the instructions on screen. Your ticket will provide access to both the main show, as well as Glee at Spring Fair within its new-for-2020 location in Hall 7.</p> <p> </p> <p>Retailers visiting the Glee at Spring Fair event will be able to access a whole host of exciting brands. Look out for <strong>Charles Taylor Trading, Creative Products, Dizmes, Neat Ideas, Chirpy Bird Foods, Euromedia, Fargro, Riverco Trading, Logs Direct, Juice & Jam, </strong>and<strong> Laurica Plants.</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Additionally, the latest product innovation will be celebrated within Glee’s ever popular Glee New Product Showcase, run in partnership with the team from Garden Trade News.</p> <p> </p> <p>Finally, Glee’s supporting trade associations – GIMA, The HTA and Gardenex - will be out in force throughout the event. Offering a wealth of knowledge and benefits, the presence of these trade associations will add some fun and interactive elements to the five-day event. GIMA will be once again be bringing its popular Buyer Connect event, helping those exhibiting to maximise their exposure to key garden retail buyers through special speed networking sessions, whilst international buyers will also be able to meet with enthusiastic suppliers within Gardenex’s own International Buyer Event.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Glee at Spring Fair – endless benefits for both retailers & suppliers</strong></p> <p>Glee at Spring Fair will give retailers the opportunity to see new and best-selling ranges ahead of the spring season.  A second edition at this time of year will give retailers an additional destination to refresh their ranges for key retail spikes, whilst also providing a showcase of the latest trends and concepts, helping retailers better direct their buying. Categories that retailers can look forward to sourcing will include garden care, landscaping and garden decoration, and outdoor entertaining.</p> <p> </p> <p>Being a part of such a large show comes with lots of big opportunities, especially for Glee at Spring Fair exhibitors. Situated in a new location for 2020, Glee at Spring Fair will be found in Hall 7, straddling the Cook & Dine sector in Hall 8, and the Living, Accents & Décor, and Floral sector in Hall 6. This prime location will see the Glee concession becomes a natural walk through area for garden centre buyers, as well as those buyers from outside the garden retail sector who are looking for additional product ranges. This busy flow of visitors attracts strong cross over buying prospects for those who are a natural fit to Glee’s offerings.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Find out more</strong></p> <p>Glee is the UK’s leading garden retail show, focussing on building year-round profits within core product categories including garden care, landscaping, outdoor living, garden design, pet, speciality food and catering, home, gift and clothing, and plants. Each year the show attracts thousands of buyers from top retailers, such as leading UK garden centres, builders’ merchants, multiple retailers, and DIY stores. To keep up-to-date on all the latest news visit <a href="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/1j7rl45b3mr/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.gleebirmingham.com</a> or for details on exhibiting at Glee 2020, call +44 (0)203 3545 9752</p> http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/7385ff654e1971b6c8df1e7b/glee-at-sf_logo.jpg.png Glee at Spring Fair 2020 Opening Times http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/aj8j4i6g8ti?rss=true Wed 5 Feb - 9:00 - 18:00 Thurs 6 Feb - 9:00 - 16:00 31 Jan 2019 12:00:00 GMT af8a792877b724b3640dcb3d96aeaa4b Feature Story Pink Left <p><strong>Wed 5 Feb - 9:00 - 18:00</strong></p> <p><strong>Thurs 6 Feb - 9:00 - 16:00</strong></p> <p><strong>Sun 3 Feb - 9:00 - 18:00</strong></p> <p><strong>Mon 4 Feb - 9:00 - 18:00</strong></p> <p><strong>Tues 5 Feb - 9:00 - 18:00</strong></p> <p><strong>Wed 6 Feb - 9:00 - 18:00</strong></p> <p><strong>Thurs 7 Feb - 9:00 - 16:00</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/fugkth8l4kz/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Register now using this link</strong></a></p> Register here Houseplants can go hang with Potty Pots http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/151o4qbnxf3?rss=true Leading giftware distributors My Gifts Trade have branched out into houseplant pots, including these eye-catching hanging pots, sourced from a top supplier in the Netherlands... 03 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT 30408607b22fa72be39de6f0119c959c Feature Story Pink Left <p>Leading giftware distributors My Gifts Trade have branched out into houseplant pots, including these eye-catching hanging pots, sourced from a top supplier in the Netherlands...</p> <p> </p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/5162c5bc7abb1bab60dbf2e7/121701905.jpg" width="450" height="320" alt="" /></p> <p>Leading giftware distributors My Gifts Trade have branched out into houseplant pots, including these eye-catching hanging pots, sourced from a top supplier in the Netherlands...</p> <p> </p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/90e342b09544c4d51434f93f/my%20gifts%20trade%20potty%20pots%205482.jpg" width="530" height="377" alt="" /></p> <p> </p> <p>The Manchester-based company is also exhibiting a distinctive range of pots and planters at Spring Fair on stand 8B60-C61, manned here by Jackie Lawless.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Award winners back with exciting new products http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/17ix1jm32z5?rss=true The UK’s leading instore TV promotion company, Creative Products are celebrating 10 years of supplying fast moving products to garden centres across the UK. The Lincolnshire based company, previous winners of Best New Products award at Glee at Spring Fair with their innovative Fly Away product, are back with some great new offerings across bird care, pet, garden and lighting categories... 30 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT 471877d50843f916b9dd6477a6f681f7 Feature Story Green Left <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/9ab1fb30a1331f576b0da64a/3knqm77lxe6u2e42sgq28p84y7w9bxj73c5b38s8l9hz17xy0.jpg" width="450" height="254" alt="" /></p> <p>The UK’s leading instore TV promotion company, Creative Products are celebrating 10 years of supplying fast moving products to garden centres across the UK. The Lincolnshire based company, previous winners of Best New Products award at Glee at Spring Fair with their innovative Fly Away product, are back with some great new offerings across bird care, pet, garden and lighting categories...</p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/9ab1fb30a1331f576b0da64a/3knqm77lxe6u2e42sgq28p84y7w9bxj73c5b38s8l9hz17xy0.jpg" width="450" height="254" alt="" /></p> <p> </p> <p>The UK’s leading instore TV promotion company, Creative Products are celebrating 10 years of supplying fast moving products to garden centres across the UK. The Lincolnshire based company, previous winners of Best New Products award at Glee at Spring Fair with their innovative Fly Away product, are back with some great new offerings across bird care, pet, garden and lighting categories.</p> <p> </p> <p>This year the company, who are one of the leading exhibitors at Glee at Spring Fair, will also have a second stand in the Cook and Dine section Hall 8 C70—D71, where they will be showcasing some of their new innovative cook and houseware products.</p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/b72e5500fc7034af387e0ed2/mandoline%20slicer%20graphic.jpg" width="530" height="324" alt="" /></p> <p>Creative will be teaming up with the well-known professional cookware demonstrator Malcolm Harradine, a Spring Fair veteran, who for 4 days will be demonstrating live Creative’s brand-new Safe cut Mandoline Slicer.  Mandoline slicers can be quite dangerous and daunting to use for the novice and amateur cook but the Safe Cut is specially designed so that there is no possibility for fingers to even come close to sharp blades. </p> <p> </p> <p><img align="right" src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/c4c6f21d112a9b592d4280e5/c7263%20squidgy%20thing%20cutout.jpg" width="175" height="238" hspace="10" vspace="10" alt="" />Also look out for Creatives “Squidgy Thing” the innovative alternative to traditional washing up scourers and sponges. Retailing at £2.99 this environmentally friendly silicone cleaning pad, which can also be used as a trivet and heat shield, has racked up sales of over 500,000 units in just 6 months, with sales showing no signs of abating.</p> <p> </p> <p>For those new to Creative’s In store TV concept, they supply much more than just their innovative creative products. The company offer a full merchandising service as well as free on loan custom made stylish displays stands incorporating sleek HD media screens which play the company’s in-store unique TV adverts designed to maximise your sales of our products. What’s more, when product sales start to slow, their merchandising teams change the product and film on the displays and take back and credit any unsold product. What’s not to like? </p> <p> </p> <p>Creative’s directors Mark Hall and Richard Booker are firmly committed to supporting the garden centre retail industry. As we all know, garden centres have now become more dynamic retail environments with cook ware, houseware and gift all having an important place in the income streams of garden centres up and down the land.</p> <p> </p> <p>What Creative do well, is to source and market the products that have mass market appeal. It’s often true that customers do not go into stores specifically looking for Creative Products, but what we are sure of is that the majority of customers will leave with one in a basket or trolley!</p> <p> </p> <p>So please come and see us on the Glee at Spring Fair stand Hall 7 C50-D51 or the Cook and Dine stand Hall 8 Stand C70-D71. We can’t wait to see you!</p> <p> </p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/5aad424f24d4fc63aacb5db5/img_5453.jpg" width="530" height="318" alt="" /></p> iTip Handles – the new practical gardener's gift  http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/1ckj21a6rjd?rss=true iTip Handles on a wheelbarrow aid manoeuvrability of moving waste and product around the garden while reducing back and wrist injury. Also, it solves the dangerous 'hand jump' at the tipping point.. 31 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT 66b7f45a059edd6e27cd7e7362bfe85b Feature Story Green Left <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/380bb2ed7a78732909cf5858/terry%20walton%20tipping.jpg" width="450" height="295" alt="" /></p> <p>iTip Handles on a wheelbarrow aid manoeuvrability of moving waste and product around the garden while reducing back and wrist injury. Also, it solves the dangerous 'hand jump' at the tipping point..</p> <p> </p> <p><img align="left" src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/d83542293e8a5b272381e124/itip%20handles%205458.jpg" width="250" height="299" hspace="10" vspace="10" alt="" />iTip Handles on a wheelbarrow aid manoeuvrability of moving waste and product around the garden while reducing back and wrist injury. Also, it solves the dangerous 'hand jump' at the tipping point! </p> <p> </p> <p>Watching people try it for the first time is fun, it causes a smile of joy and a Eureka moment with the phrase: "Why has someone not thought of this before?"</p> <p> </p> <p>Quick and easy to fit, they are UK born and bred. Glee New Product Showcase 2019 awarded it the Best Garden Tools & Machinery as well as Best of British.  </p> <p> </p> <p>A perfect original gift for a gardener of any age but especially those who are wary of back and wrist strains.  </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/5b512b3b6a13afd19fe9a183/itip%20handles%20video%20screen%205460.jpg" width="300" height="185" alt="" /></p> <p>iTip handles are now available in two fluorescent colours – yellow and orange – for maximum visibility.</p> <p>Watch our short video here and be sure to come see our friendly team on Stand 8F50 in the Glee Section at Spring Fair - <a href="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/sya0omm9imo/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP2lXyFwLVA</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Contact <a href="mailto:Andy@iTipHandles.com">Andy@iTipHandles.com</a> & 07771 977 271. <a href="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/gqrd61wmrvu/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.iTipHandles.com</a> </p> Flame makes Spring Fair debut with unique firetables http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/j59swzr9xdw?rss=true Nottingham-based Flame makes its trade debut at Spring Fair with a range of firetables designed to bring a warm glow to ouidoor living, whatever the season. Pictured: Cheers! Michael Cooper celebrates Flame's first Spring Fair outing. 03 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT e3095b0808cd85ea259bdcbbd29acb0f Feature Story Green Left <p>Nottingham-based Flame makes its trade debut at Spring Fair with a range of firetables designed to bring a warm glow to ouidoor living, whatever the season.</p> <p> </p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/aaaa858faed66a7c566bb5d8/121701900.jpg" width="450" height="397" alt="" /></p> <p><em>Pictured: Cheers! Michael Cooper celebrates Flame's first Spring Fair outing.</em></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; font-weight: 300; background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;">Nottingham-based new venturer Flame makes its trade debut at Spring Fair with a range of firetables designed to bring a warm glow to outdoor living, whatever the season.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; font-weight: 300; background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;"><img align="left" src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/e1b19f44e1f30bd13a4bf468/flame%20firetables%205488.jpg" width="530" height="467" hspace="10" vspace="10" alt="" />The beauty of Flame's products is that every table is handmade and finished using a variety of natural materials, including granite, slate quartzite and reclaimed natural materials. Because of the unique elements sourced to produce a Flame Firetable, you can be assured of something truly unique.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; font-weight: 300; background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;"><span style="color: #000000; font-weight: 300; background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;">The skeleton of each firetable is constructed from fabricated steel. The outer shell and finish is as individual as the materials used. Designs include something to suit all tastes, from ultra-contemporary to more traditionally rustic.</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; font-weight: 300; background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;"><span style="color: #000000; font-weight: 300; background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;">Visit Flame at Glee @ Spring Fair in Hall 8 on stand 8F48.</span></span></p> Jardinopia launch their globally licensed Flower Fairy range for both the Potty Feet and Cane Companion brands http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/14hzp8jgi5x?rss=true Hot on the trail of the hugely successful Wallace and Gromit, and Shaun the Sheep Potty Feet licensed releases introduced at Glee in September, Jardinopia - the multi award-winning designer and manufacturer of Potty Feet and Cane Companions - return to Spring Fair to launch more than 30 Flower Fairy products across the two brands... 31 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT 3103a5e023f619b3c984b2a9061cba6b Feature Story LightYellow Right Stand 4B33 <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/7c0e9d61faeade26fdb81bf3/flower%20fairy%20cropped%20colour%20group.jpg" width="450" height="122" alt="" /></p> <p>Hot on the trail of the hugely successful Wallace and Gromit, and Shaun the Sheep Potty Feet licensed releases introduced at Glee in September, Jardinopia - the multi award-winning designer and manufacturer of Potty Feet and Cane Companions - return to Spring Fair to launch more than 30 Flower Fairy products across the two brands...</p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/94bdeca5088a7646c701f429/flower%20fairy%20cropped%20colour%20group_2.jpg" width="530" height="144" alt="" /></p> <p><img align="right" src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/b6e22a585745bb0e7b31c322/elm%20tree%20fairy%20pot%20cropped.jpg" width="294" height="350" hspace="10" vspace="10" alt="" />Hot on the trail of the hugely successful Wallace and Gromit, and Shaun the Sheep Potty Feet licensed releases introduced at Glee in September, Jardinopia - the multi award-winning designer and manufacturer of Potty Feet and Cane Companions - return to Spring Fair to launch more than 30 Flower Fairy products across the two brands. </p> <p> </p> <p>CEO Andrea Barnett said ‘’We are absolutely delighted to be working with Penguin Random House, the license owners for Flower Fairies. Since we launched the business at Spring Fair 2018, it has been an ambition to bring the much-loved Flower Fairies to life in the form of our Potty Feet and Cane Companion brands. It felt a natural fit to combine our garden-oriented and UK designed gift products with the iconic and instantly recognisable British images that are the Flower Fairies.’’</p> <p> </p> <p>To accompany the Flower Fairy launch, Jardinopia have created a custom-designed timber and metal floor stand.</p> <p> </p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/01e9c64b42db08b7a99ba828/cropped%20stand%201.jpg" width="275" height="377" alt="" /></p> <p> </p> <p>The stand will hold up to 72 Large Potty Feet packages, alongside 120 Cane Companion packages, and is supported by rugged lockable castors, enabling it to be easily moved across departments to suit the change in seasonal requirements (Gifts, Sundries or Indoor Planting). </p> <p> </p> <p> It also allows pots to be dressed with the products, affording in-situ lifestyle displays of all 4 Jardinopia brands.  Do visit Jardinopia on Stand 4B33 today.</p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/bed21076a7a2de94bd4ebbda/potty%20feet%20logo%202.jpg" width="275" height="308" alt="" /></p> <p>For more information visit <a style="font-family: Helvetica;" href="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/8bzw7mnsu21/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.jardinopia.com</a></p> Hug Rug – the mat with a heart http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/1bhcx2gvjrp?rss=true Phoenox Textiles are the creators of the award winning Hug Rug, a range of eco-friendly barrier mats made using recycled materials in the heart of Yorkshire... 30 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT 050424f0f773e05fd77d9d4a2216b687 Feature Story LightYellow Right <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/2636dc837af33057c8ddd13d/screenshot%202020-01-30%20at%2016.44.00.png" width="450" height="310" alt="" /></p> <p>Phoenox Textiles are the creators of the award winning Hug Rug, a range of eco-friendly barrier mats made using recycled materials in the heart of Yorkshire...</p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/926b19d0a0ac8a84d34cee6a/screenshot%202020-01-30%20at%2016.44.00_2.png" width="523" height="360" alt="" /></p> <p> </p> <p>Phoenox Textiles are the creators of the award winning Hug Rug, a range of eco-friendly barrier mats made using recycled materials in the heart of Yorkshire.</p> <p> </p> <p>Stylish yet super effective, Hug Rug have reimagined the traditional doormat to turn a must-have household essential into a lust-worthy item. Available in a wide range of designs carefully crafted by their in-house designer, there’s a Hug Rug to suit every home. </p> <p> </p> <p>But, it’s more than just doormats. Phoenox have been creating textile products at their family-run mills for over 60 years, which is what allows them to deliver the highest possible quality every time.</p> <p> </p> <p>Whilst their longevity has awarded them with expertise, the home of Hug Rug have also continued to innovate, adapting to the needs of the modern consumer. All Hug Rugs are machine washable to help family life and eco-friendly, to help the planet. </p> <p> </p> <p>Phoenox continue to go from strength to strength, expanding their collection of mats, rugs, throws and more. The team are delighted to bring their latest range, Hug Rug Sense, to Spring Fair, which has been made entirely from recycled PET plastic. </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/q8etlh94op7/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.phoenox.co.uk/</a></p> <p>01484 863227</p> <p> </p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/7ae6bd7a12f337af2e028991/screenshot%202020-01-30%20at%2016.45.39.png" width="530" height="590" alt="" /></p> Charles Taylor Trading reveals its plans for Glee at Spring Fair http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/15acmdqmbfa?rss=true Following on from a hugely successful Glee at Spring Fair in 2019, Charles Taylor Trading has doubled the size of its stand for the 2020 show. The February show has proved to be the highlight of the calendar year with the traditional garden furniture manufacturer continuing to show their support for Glee at Spring Fair for the third year running... 30 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT 5eaca5882a20b63377982d8081468368 Feature Story LightYellow Left <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/05489eaddaecdfd4bd899c48/screenshot%202020-01-30%20at%2016.58.46.png" width="450" height="199" alt="" /></p> <p>Following on from a hugely successful Glee at Spring Fair in 2019, Charles Taylor Trading has doubled the size of its stand for the 2020 show. The February show has proved to be the highlight of the calendar year with the traditional garden furniture manufacturer continuing to show their support for Glee at Spring Fair for the third year running...</p> <p align="left"><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/7873a725e148e0666c4fde71/screenshot%202020-01-30%20at%2016.58.46_2.png" width="530" height="234" alt="" /></p> <p align="left"> </p> <p align="left">Following on from a hugely successful Glee at Spring Fair in 2019, Charles Taylor Trading has doubled the size of its stand for the 2020 show. The February show has proved to be the highlight of the calendar year with the traditional garden furniture manufacturer continuing to show their support for Glee at Spring Fair for the third year running.  </p> <p align="left"> </p> <p align="left">The larger footprint of the stand will give buyers the opportunity to view the company’s whole range and take advantage of exclusive ‘show only’ offers.  </p> <p align="left"> </p> <p align="left">Visitors to Charles Taylor’s stand (7D60-E61, Hall 8) will be treated to a showcase of its finest furniture including dining sets, outdoor seating, garden planters and trellises, as well as its ‘Little Fella's’ range, designed exclusively for children. </p> <p align="left"> </p> <p align="left"> All of the ranges can be complemented with soft furnishings including parasols, cushions and covers, which will also be able to view and order on stand.</p> <p align="left"> </p> <p>As well as this, Charles Taylor will be promoting its new pressure treated range at the event for the first time, which Director, Richard Ball, is upbeat about.</p> <p> </p> <p>He said: “The new fully boxed product has found a niche in the market with tremendous feedback already, so we are hopeful that our order books will be full once visiting retailers see the latest ranges.  </p> <p> </p> <p>"The range has also been specifically designed for the ever-increasing online business through our website and has opened new doors for export.  </p> <p> </p> <p>"We have taken on a third manufacturing plant to further enhance our position as the UKs leading garden furniture manufacturer and to increase our expanding offering to retail customers.”</p> Chirpy: a bird food range in new recyclable packaging http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/1h9gprcqusn?rss=true Chirpy, a range of wild bird foods introduced three years ago by leading importers Csnon Garth, is targeting garden centres who want to add a point of difference to their bird foods offering... 03 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT a075177ac5b1c242f15bf08b29706dbb Feature Story LightYellow Left <p>Chirpy, a range of wild bird foods introduced three years ago by leading importers Csnon Garth, is targeting  garden centres who want to add a point of difference to their bird foods offering...</p> <p> </p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/66f7db216ed6a0b05101b18a/chirpy%205466_2.jpg" width="450" height="357" alt="" /></p> <p>Chirpy, a range of wild bird foods introduced three years ago by leading importers Csnon Garth, is targeting  garden centres who want to add a point of difference to their bird foods offering...</p> <p> </p> <p>Although the brand name is not brand new, the packaging is. Originally launched in plastic pouches, the range of seven different mixes is now presented in recyclable paper-based packaging, with each mix colour coded to make choosing product easier and add an attractive eye-catching look to the in-store display.</p> <p> </p> <p><img align="left" src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/5df39c4b39efb2bcdd085800/chirpy%20james%205465_2.jpg" width="200" height="227" hspace="10" vspace="10" alt="" />The company stresses that its ingredients meet the highest premium quality standards and should not be confused with low-priced alternatives.</p> <p> </p> <p>The range was extended and re-packaged in response to feedback from stockists, including garden centres.</p> <p> </p> <p>Please note that product delivered in from 1 March will have the 10% online offer removed from the packaging.</p> <p> </p> <p><em>Pictured: Chirpy's national sales manager, James Field, points out the recyclable packaging logo on the pack tops</em></p> Dura-Cart deliver a cart for today and the future http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/146ou6cxp72?rss=true Dura-Cart searched for new ways to solve several problems and weaknesses with the cart of this and future generations, as Craig Sherratt (pictured) will demonstrate on their stand in Hall 8. 30 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT eaa4fc360890b189bc8575751041a20d Feature Story Blue Right <p><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;"><img align="left" src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/3c18e961279c39ce85ff6498/dura-cart.jpg" width="200" height="223" hspace="10" vspace="10" alt="" /></span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">Dura-Cart searched for new ways to solve several problems and weaknesses with the cart of this and future generations, as Craig Sherratt (pictured) will demonstrate on their stand in Hall 8.</span></p> <p><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;"><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/605bc8e2219d69f9ac418e91/group%203_2.jpg" width="530" height="481" alt="" /></span></p> <p><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">Dura-Cart searched for new ways to solve several problems and weaknesses with the cart of this and future generations.</span><br style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px;" /><br style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">We wanted a cart:</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">Which will not rot or rust</span></li> <li><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">Which is extremely light, but provides a large square footprint</span></li> <li><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">Which is built as strong as an ant, carrying 7 times its own weight</span></li> <li><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">Which has a higher under carriage to floor clearance</span></li> <li><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">Which is Durable</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">After achieving the aforementioned, there was one major advancement which would re-invent the cart for modern society, and it needed to be conveniently portable and transportable for most situations – Uniquely foldable – A central concertina design.</span><br style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px;" /><br style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">Constructed wholly from Aluminium, a material which is highly sustainable, environmentally friendly and almost endlessly recyclable, we could not provide a better product to address all of the above!</span><br style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px;" /><br style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">Dura-Cart is the alternative to the current and future needs for so many users:</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">Track & Water Side</span></li> <li><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">Catering & Hospitality</span></li> <li><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">Exhibitor & Crew Set-up and Strip-down</span></li> <li><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">Event & Stall Holder</span></li> <li><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">Gardening & Outdoor</span></li> <li><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">Yard & Stable</span></li> <li><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">Tradespeople</span></li> <li><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">Camping & Leisure</span></li> <li><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">Warehousing</span></li> <li><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">Festivals</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px;">And so much more</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px;">Suggested retail price is £299.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; float: none; display: inline;">Visit Dura-Cart at Stand 8F60.</span></p> Mary Berry draws crowds to Spring Fair stage http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/97omvq68zxn?rss=true Former Great British Bake-Off star Mary Berry attracted a huge crowd to the Inspiring Retail stage at Spring Fair on Monday as she talked about...well, cakes, baking and the new range of tableware carrying her branding... 03 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT b6cd826b3e26206e69368498e481fc69 Feature Story Blue Right <p>Former Great British Bake-Off star Mary Berry attracted a huge crowd to the Inspiring Retail stage at Spring Fair on Monday as she talked about...well, cakes, baking and the new range of tableware carrying her branding...</p> <p> </p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/66d07072918bbe21d2cdbd41/121701913.jpg" width="450" height="290" alt="" /></p> <p><img align="left" src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/b2d63f0a9aa8e38c6905d85c/marry%20berry%205492.jpg" width="150" height="155" hspace="10" vspace="10" alt="" /></p> <p>Former Great British Bake-Off star Mary Berry attracted a huge crowd to the Inspiring Retail stage at Spring Fair on Monday as she talked about...well, cakes, baking and the new range of tableware carrying her branding.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Riverco tempts buyers with new wooden benches pallet deal http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/tcmg2g2c77i?rss=true Visitors to Riverco Trading at Glee @ Spring Fair can take advantage of a new pallet deal on two styles of wooden bench... 03 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT c45ebb77d93087aef7d50caf0a7fb019 Feature Story Blue Right <p>Visitors to Riverco Trading at Glee @ Spring Fair can take advantage of a new pallet deal on two styles of wooden bench...<img align="right" src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/3c057040e98bc3aa289b4e20/riverco%205470.jpg" width="250" height="275" hspace="10" vspace="10" alt="" /></p> <p>Visitors to Riverco Trading at Glee @ Spring Fair can take advantage of a new pallet deal on two styles of wooden bench.<img align="right" src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/3c057040e98bc3aa289b4e20/riverco%205470.jpg" width="250" height="275" hspace="10" vspace="10" alt="" /></p> <p> </p> <p>Both the Ashcombe and Dasles benches are being offered flat-packed in nine-unit pallets for £612 and £495 respectively - an incentive for retailers looking for low minimum order value opportunities with free delivery. The benches can also be delivered ready-assembled - the option preferred by around half of Riverco's customers.</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">Riverco Trading was established in 2004 by husband and wife team, Janet and Peter Wootton. Their wooden garden furniture is British designed and handmade in their Staffordshire Moorland </span><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">workshops. The company remains a small family run business.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><em><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">Pictured: Chris Molden explains the pallet deal.</span></em></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;"><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/b5202a5818eb679cdb74563f/riverco%20bench%205477.jpg" width="180" height="142" alt="" /></span></p> <p> </p> <h2 style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border-width: 0px; outline-width: 0px; background-position: 0px 0px; background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 28px; vertical-align: baseline; color: #157bc0; font-weight: 300; line-height: 1.2em; font-family: Montserrat, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida, sans-serif; text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">.</span></h2> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> Sparta Decor to launch brand new products http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/11u9swnzqey?rss=true With home owners now viewing their gardens as a fifth room, garden decor and statuary is thriving, with consumers wanting a visual year-round interest outside amongst the seasonal foliage and planting. Sparta Decor will be looking to tap into this trend by returning to Glee at Spring Fair, following a successful Glee in September 2019. 30 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT a192ca73db2c30bb6b749bc15e937ebc Feature Story Blue Left <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/8fe99d2025f5ef1af64adf51/glee_2019.jpg" width="450" height="308" alt="" /></p> <p>With home owners now viewing their gardens as a fifth room, garden decor and statuary is thriving, with consumers wanting a visual year-round interest outside amongst the seasonal foliage and planting.  Sparta Decor will be looking to tap into this trend by returning to Glee at Spring Fair, following a successful Glee in September 2019.  </p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/67fb2eede79caf6c02502ccd/glee_2.jpg" width="530" height="363" alt="" /></p> <p>With home owners now viewing their gardens as a fifth room, garden decor and statuary is thriving, with consumers wanting a visual year-round interest outside amongst the seasonal foliage and planting.  Sparta Decor, part of one of the UK's leading garden ornament manufacturers Sparta Statues​, will be looking to tap into this trend by returning to Glee at Spring Fair, following a successful Glee in September 2019.  </p> <p> </p> <p><img align="right" src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/9afd997a635af34e03a79bd7/sd167.jpg" width="175" height="284" hspace="10" vspace="10" alt="" />A newcomer to the garden industry, Sparta Decor was established to offer retailers an imaginative range of cast iron, polyresin and fibre clay ornaments for the home and garden, and officially launched at the garden trade show in 2018.</p> <p> </p> <p>Having quickly become renowned for their stylish, traditional and elegantly designed ornaments and garden sculptures that will make any outdoor space shine, Sparta Decor will be unveiling 35 brand new products at Spring Fair, as well as showcasing the full range on the stand.  There will also be a small selection of garden stoneware from Sparta Statues available to view and order, with an exclusive show-only offer of 5% off any order over £1,000 (before VAT).</p> <p> </p> <p>Luke Anderson, Art Director at Sparta Decor said: “Following a successful Glee last year and a strong visitor response to our ranges, we are looking forward to meeting with buyers at Spring Fair next month. In 2020, we will continue to focus on offering clients the best quality products at the best price and ​we trust that any visitor​ to our stand will be impressed by the quality of our products​ and the ease of doing business with us.”</p> Glee Daily News brings you all the latest news from Glee at Spring Fair - previews, live issues from the show and an omnibus edition http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/c6fs6tx6f5n?rss=true The team from GTN are proud to be the official media partners for Glee at Spring Fair producing several issues of Glee Daily News... 17 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT 2c454b01f6b8c0b0a90d62ebe3215d2e Right Side Articles Cover Side Articles <p>The team from GTN are proud to be the official media partners for Glee at Spring Fair producing several issues of Glee Daily News...</p> <p>The team from GTN are proud to be the official media partners for Glee at Spring Fair producing several issue of Glee Daily News.<br /><br />Glee Daily News, in its unique e-mail format, will keep visitors up to date with what they can see at the show and gives exhibitors the most up to date e-mail vehicle for ensuring buyers know about their new products and other Glee at Spring Fair activities.<br /><br />For advertorial and advertisng opportunties please contact <a href="mailto:ben.greenwood@tgcmc.co.uk">Ben Greenwood</a>, <a href="mailto:alan.burdon@tgcmc.co.uk">Alan Burdon</a> or <a href="mailto:mandy.davies@tgcmc.co.uk">Mandy Davies</a> at Potting Shed Press Ltd, 01733 775700, owners and publishers of Garden Trade News, Garden Radio and The Greatest Awards.</p> http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/58e04c3eb6dd4a8085d846f0/15f4rx1a8lrei2rteg0jsd72p1trrx769ncsvkxutpny369cr.png http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/58e04c3eb6dd4a8085d846f0/15f4rx1a8lrei2rteg0jsd72p1trrx769ncsvkxutpny369cr.png What to expect at Glee at Spring Fair – find out more from Event Director Matthew Mein http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/bzeocjzet3j?rss=true As the third annual ‘Glee at Spring Fair’ gets ever closer, the show’s Event Director, Matthew Mein, provides an update on what the industry can expect, and why garden retailers should make the event a ‘must attend’ part of their spring 2020 plans... 31 Jan 2019 12:00:00 GMT 4b9161354a6ab62de32d624d372b0943 Right Side Articles Cover <p>As the third annual ‘Glee at Spring Fair’ gets ever closer, the show’s Event Director, Matthew Mein, provides an update on what the industry can expect, and why garden retailers should make the event a ‘must attend’ part of their spring 2020 plans...</p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/f863d2635d654b07492bb134/screen%20shot%202018-09-25%20at%2012.22.34.png" width="530" height="360" alt="" /></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>As the third annual ‘Glee at Spring Fair’ gets ever closer, the show’s Event Director, Matthew Mein, provides an update on what the industry can expect, and why garden retailers should make the event a ‘must attend’ part of their spring 2020 plans. </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Why Glee at Spring Fair – how does it differ to the September show?</strong></p> <p>Glee at Spring Fair was introduced in 2018 for one simple reason - Spring Fair is the UK’s number one Home and Gift Fair, with a 58,000 strong audience which is already engaged and ready and willing to do business. The exhibition already welcomes a strong garden centre contingent, with owners /operators, gift buyers and those with a primary and secondary interest in garden products, DIY and seasonal ranges out in force.  </p> <p> </p> <p>Glee at Spring Fair (2nd – 6th February, NEC Birmingham) will give retailers the opportunity to see new and best-selling ranges ahead of the spring season. This ‘second edition’ of Glee, taking place in the early pre-spring season, will give retailers an additional destination to refresh and make impulse buying decisions ahead of key retail spikes. It will also provide garden buyers with valuable insight into the latest concepts and trends for 2020, helping them to better direct their buying. </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What can visitors expect to see within Glee at Spring Fair?</strong></p> <p>Glee at Spring Fair will be a concession that will deliver a selection of some of the best products from some of Glee’s core product sectors. Core gardening will remain at its heart, with key brands such as <strong>Charles Taylor Trading, Creative Products, Dizmes, Neat Ideas, Chirpy Bird Foods, Euromedia, Fargro, Riverco Trading, Logs Direct, Juice & Jam, </strong>and<strong> Laurica Plants</strong> showcasing their 2020 ranges.<strong> </strong> </p> <p> </p> <p>The concession will retain Glee’s signature boulevard aisle and highly-recognisable branding throughout. A Glee Café, which will act as a hub for Glee’s supporting trade associations – The HTA, GIMA and Gardenex. Offering a wealth of knowledge and benefits, the presence of these trade associations will add some fun and interactive elements to the five-day event. GIMA will be once again be bringing its popular Buyer Connect event, helping those exhibiting to maximise their exposure to key garden retail buyers through special speed networking sessions, whilst international buyers will also be able to meet with enthusiastic suppliers within Gardenex’s own International Buyer Event.</p> <p> </p> <p>A popular part of both the September show, and the 2020 Glee at Spring Fair event, the Glee New Product Showcase will be making its home within the Glee Café. This dedicated area will bring together the most exciting new products from Glee at Spring Fair exhibitors, and will provide a source of inspiration for retailers looking to find exciting new product innovations.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Who can exhibit?</strong></p> <p>Any brand from across the gardening spectrum can join Glee at Spring Fair. In 2019 we saw a wide showcase of products including garden decorations, ornaments, statuary and water features, to garden structures and outdoor entertaining. Garden care, where fashion and impulse-buy potential is at its highest, also proves to be a popular attraction for buyers looking to differentiate their retail space in such a competitive market.</p> <p> </p> <p>Being a part of such a large show comes with lots of big opportunities, especially for Glee at Spring Fair exhibitors. Situated in a new location for 2020, Glee at Spring Fair will be found in Hall 7, straddling the Cook & Dine sector in Hall 8, and the Living, Accents & Décor, and Floral sector. This prime location will see the Glee concession becomes a natural walk through area for garden centre buyers, as well as those buyers from outside the garden retail sector who are looking for additional product ranges. This busy flow of visitors attracts strong cross over buying prospects for those who are a natural fit to Glee’s offerings.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Who should visit?</strong></p> <p>Any retailer who wants to maximise sales of garden products in the year ahead – especially those with a strong design focus – will not want to miss out on visiting Glee at Spring Fair.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Even more networking with the Spring Fair Match app</strong></p> <p>Glee at Spring Fair exhibitor and visitors to can make the most of their time at the show with the Spring Fair Match app. The app – much like Glee’s Connect app for the September show - takes the work out of networking through intelligent matchmaking and provides a higher return on your time. Visitors can plan their route around the show using the new interactive map feature, pre-book meetings with exhibitors and curate their very own show calendar. </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Where do I go to find out more?</strong></p> <p>Visit <a href="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/1flodh20ekm/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.gleebirmingham.com</a> for all the latest developments regarding the main September show as well as Glee at Spring Fair 2020. Those brands interested in exhibited are invited to call +44 (0)203 3545 9752 to find out more.</p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Five reasons to exhibit at Glee at Spring Fair</strong></h3> <ol> <li>Access to over 58,000 visitors who attend Spring Fair</li> <li>The opportunity to launch new products and add an additional touch-point to Glee in September</li> <li>Exhibitors can take advantage of the brand-new appointment planner, to secure meetings with relevant buyers</li> <li>A chance to network with new and existing suppliers</li> <li>The opportunity to participate in Buyer Connect and the New Product Awards at no extra cost</li> </ol> http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/c0c6e47e8f726ae7a65ea6bc/screenshot%202020-02-04%20at%2009.03.07.png Get your own copy of GTN Xtra http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/1xw9px3ytl5?rss=true with all the news direct to your e-mail inbox... 17 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT 125137b990c968a1307d2a2b18584e92 Right Side Articles Cover <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">with all the news direct to your e-mail inbox...</span></p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/9c76add21cca1076fdb5ea4c/gtn%20xtra%20logo.jpg" width="175" height="80" alt="" /><br /><br /><br />with all the news direct to your e-mail inbox.  The best news service every weekend and all the breaking news as it happens.<br /><br />Subscribe for free using this link: <a title="Subscribe link from Xmas Awards mailing" href="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/59eo9sbz3d8/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://tgcmc.newsweaver.co.uk/gtnxtra/7rulj2yio7x?a=6&p=49514304&t=20355005</a></p> http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/9c76add21cca1076fdb5ea4c/gtn%20xtra%20logo.jpg 10 reasons to visit Glee at Spring Fair http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/1mhwm4sixvn?rss=true Spring Fair is the UK’s number one Home and Gift fair, and Glee’s third edition at the show continues to further cement this reputation. We reveal 10 reasons why you should visit Glee at Spring Fair this year... 30 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT b5e99bc13d2a3d591dfd707205e41a3f Right Side Articles Cover <p>Spring Fair is the UK’s number one Home and Gift fair, and Glee’s third edition at the show continues to further cement this reputation. We reveal 10 reasons why you should visit Glee at Spring Fair this year...</p> <ol> <li><strong>The leading showcase for home, gift, garden and lifestyle brands.  </strong>Spring Fair is the UK’s number one Home and Gift fair, and Glee’s third edition at the show continues to further cement this reputation. Together, the two events offer buyers access to the most comprehensive and exciting product showcase of any exhibition. </li> <li><strong>Conveniently located. </strong>Situated in a new location for 2020, Glee at Spring Fair will be found in Hall 7, straddling the Cook & Dine sector in Hall 8, and the Living, Accents & Décor, and Floral sector in Hall 6. This prime location will see the Glee concession become a natural walk through area for garden centre buyers, as well as those buyers from outside the garden retail sector who are looking for additional product ranges. This busy flow of visitors attracts strong cross over buying prospects for those who are a natural fit to Glee’s offerings</li> <li><strong>Leading gardening brands exhibiting:   </strong>Many leading names will be exhibiting at the 2020 Glee at Spring Fair event including <strong>Charles Taylor Trading, Creative Products, Dizmes, Neat Ideas, Chirpy Bird Foods, Euromedia, Fargro, Riverco Trading, Logs Direct, Juice & Jam, </strong>and<strong> Laurica Plants.</strong></li> <li><strong>See new ranges first.  </strong>By attending Glee at Spring Fair in the first week of February, retailers get the opportunity to see and purchase new and best-selling ranges ahead of the spring season. A second edition at this time of year will give retailers an additional destination to refresh their ranges for key retail spikes before the September show, and will also provide garden buyers with access to the latest concepts and trends for 2020.</li> <li><strong>Twice the Glee. </strong>Maintaining its highly recognisable branding, and signature boulevard aisle, Glee at Spring Fair will also remain a leading showcase for Glee’s key show sectors such as Landscaping and Garden Decoration, Pet, Garden Care and Outdoor Entertaining.</li> <li><strong>Access to other exciting products for your store. </strong>Not only will retailers be inspired by the products on offer in the Glee concession<strong>,</strong> but they can maximise cross buying and profit potential by visiting Spring Fair’s 14 other sectors; many of which garden managers, owners and buyers might not have fully represented instore. Look out for brands across the Fashion, Greetings & Stationary, Gifts, Beauty & Wellbeing, Christmas with Floral, Play & tech, Party, Living, Accents & Décor, Everyday and Cook & Dine.</li> <li><strong>Championed by the industry.  </strong>The leading industry trade associations; GIMA, HTA and Gardenex have all shown their support for the show and will be present to share their knowledge and advice to visitors in the Glee Cafe.</li> <li><strong>See the latest innovations in the market: </strong>Glee’s New Product Showcase is a great 'shop window' for buyers to see all that's new in one place. Based in the Glee Café, this is an area not to be missed, and will display the best new products from a range of Glee at Spring Fair exhibitors.</li> <li><strong>Unrivalled networking opportunities. </strong>Offering a wealth of knowledge and benefits, the presence of Glee’s supporting trade associations will also help exhibitors and visitors to build a stronger business network. GIMA will be once again be bringing its popular Buyer Connect event, helping those exhibiting to maximise their exposure to key garden retail buyers through special speed networking sessions, whilst international buyers will also be able to meet with enthusiastic suppliers within Gardenex’s own International Buyer Event. </li> <li><strong>The Glee Café will provide a central hub for meetings</strong>, and networking with a wealth of buyers, suppliers, as well as Glee’s sales, marketing and PR teams to ensure that exhibitors at the September show are ahead of the curve when it comes to maximising their presence at the main exhibition.</li> </ol> http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/890762b814d04caee37280b2/glee%20at%20spring%20fair.jpg http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/890762b814d04caee37280b2/glee%20at%20spring%20fair.jpg Watch out for the Sustainability Trail http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/15ap1596x14?rss=true Spring Fair is excited to announce the all-new Sustainability Trail that is coming to the 2020 show... 30 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT c25591d1a94ff1b71d19bb33dbd1bbfd Right Side Articles Cover <p>Spring Fair is excited to announce the all-new Sustainability Trail that is coming to the 2020 show...</p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/08015aef2c59d1781400b3c3/sustainable-seminars-_1__2.png" width="530" height="353" alt="" /></p> <p> </p> <p>Spring Fair is excited to announce the all-new Sustainability Trail that is coming to the 2020 show! </p> <p> </p> <p>The trail will feature ethical and sustainable retail suppliers that are doing their part to reduce the damage the retail industry has on the environment.  </p> <p> </p> <p>Exhibitors that answer the questions around their initiatives on their profiles, pledging to be sustainable will feature on the trail, highlighted by a leaf icon. Four additional icons, that represent material, packaging, ethical, and environmental impact, will give a deeper insight into the areas they are working on.</p> <p> </p> <p>To showcase the trail, the on-site books, and the interactive map on our Fair Match App, along with the website will all have a sustainable index highlighting who is taking part in the Sustainability Trail and what role sustainability takes in their company. </p> <p> </p> <p>Every day at Spring Fair 2020 there will be various seminars and talks around sustainability and the retail industry. These will touch all of the key areas including sustainable sourcing, sustainability for independents, sustainable product design, and sustainable store design. </p> <p> </p> <p>Key companies and people including Sedex and The Body Shop will give you a rundown of everything you need to know to make your business more sustainable. These seminars are not to be missed for any retailer looking to take their business into the future.</p> http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/0469c1a008019457a0415afc/sustainable-seminars-_1_.png Speed networking at Spring Fair 2020 http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/1pa0ydi9q7b?rss=true To make it easier than ever before to find the perfect products for your retail store Spring Fair is introducing Speed Networking to the 2020 show. It is the perfect opportunity for retailers to meet suppliers suited to their needs in a short period of time... 30 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT 112fed7b16de97346e7eaf4718be6d1a Right Side Articles Cover <p>To make it easier than ever before to find the perfect products for your retail store Spring Fair is introducing Speed Networking to the 2020 show. It is the perfect opportunity for retailers to meet suppliers suited to their needs in a short period of time...</p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/fc3f0e6813b5d2e17b8b82bd/__1440x9999.nec-trade-show.png" width="530" height="353" alt="" /></p> <p> </p> <p>To make it easier than ever before to find the perfect products for your retail store Spring Fair is introducing Speed Networking to the 2020 show. It is the perfect opportunity for retailers to meet suppliers suited to their needs in a short period of time.</p> <p> </p> <p>The Speed Networking sessions will connect buyers with over 20 suppliers that suit their product interest over an hour. It is running across three categories – Home, Gift, and Sourcing. It is the optimal way to discover suppliers you might not otherwise meet. After a pitch by multiple suppliers you will be able to compare with ease who you want to follow up with after.</p> <p> </p> <p>To ensure you have an efficient session we pre-qualify the suppliers to fit product categories. Speed Networking is ideal for any retailers coming to Spring Fair 2020 that don’t want to miss anything, without the time to visit the 2500 exhibitors that will be at the show.</p> <p> </p> <p>Everyone who takes part in the Speed Networking sessions will be automatically upgraded to a member of The Club Platinum or Club Gold. The Club is an elite platform that gives the members extra benefits at the show like access to a private lounge, free coffee, free cloak room and even free accommodation and travel in some cases.</p> http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/fc3f0e6813b5d2e17b8b82bd/__1440x9999.nec-trade-show.png Oliver Bonas, Selfridges, Google, Waitrose and Monsoon lead the Seminar Line-Up http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/16us25lnp4a?rss=true Across five days and three stages, visitors will be treated to fresh retail sector insights from world-renowned industry innovators and disruptors... 30 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT 489fc120bc335494b783dbcc5d8c6a8a Right Side Articles Cover <p>Across five days and three stages, visitors will be treated to fresh retail sector insights from world-renowned industry innovators and disruptors...</p> <p><img src="http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/16fd3905afc321d4cb8d3415/__1440x9999.spring-fair-seminars_3.png" width="530" height="353" alt="" /></p> <p> </p> <p>Across five days and three stages, visitors will be treated to fresh retail sector insights from world-renowned industry innovators and disruptors.</p> <p> </p> <p>Recognising that consumers’ needs and wants are evolving, Spring Fair’s theatre programme has been specifically curated to help visitors identify opportunities to invigorate their retail business and fuel greater sales and profits. The show’s raft of soon-to-be announced expert speakers will focus on outlining the essential, on-future and scale-certain trends that visitors will need to sit up and pay attention to for a successful 2020. </p> <p> </p> <p>For the duration of the show, Spring Fair’s Inspiring Retail Stage, located in hall 6, will become home to the best ideas in retail. The stage will host insightful seminars, celebrity Q&As and expert panel discussions covering hot topic issues from sustainability, customer experience, and the ever-increasing move towards hybrid retailing. This stage will also delve into consumer trends and equip retailers with everything they need to better engage with their customers and the community around them.</p> <p> </p> <p>Alongside major industry keynotes, John Lewis, Selfridges, Google, PWC and Mintel, as well as show trend partners Colour Hive, will join the stage alongside numerous industry commentators and independent retailers, who will share their successes with the audience.</p> http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/8bc9264f417aa3504f331e5c/__1440x9999.spring-fair-seminars_2.png Glee Daily News brings you all the latest news from Glee at Spring Fair - previews, live issues from the show and an omnibus edition http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/Gleeedailynews/c6fs6tx6f5n?rss=true The team from GTN are proud to be the official media partners for Glee at Spring Fair producing several issues of Glee Daily News... 17 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT 2c454b01f6b8c0b0a90d62ebe3215d2e Right Side Articles Cover Side Articles <p>The team from GTN are proud to be the official media partners for Glee at Spring Fair producing several issues of Glee Daily News...</p> <p>The team from GTN are proud to be the official media partners for Glee at Spring Fair producing several issue of Glee Daily News.<br /><br />Glee Daily News, in its unique e-mail format, will keep visitors up to date with what they can see at the show and gives exhibitors the most up to date e-mail vehicle for ensuring buyers know about their new products and other Glee at Spring Fair activities.<br /><br />For advertorial and advertisng opportunties please contact <a href="mailto:ben.greenwood@tgcmc.co.uk">Ben Greenwood</a>, <a href="mailto:alan.burdon@tgcmc.co.uk">Alan Burdon</a> or <a href="mailto:mandy.davies@tgcmc.co.uk">Mandy Davies</a> at Potting Shed Press Ltd, 01733 775700, owners and publishers of Garden Trade News, Garden Radio and The Greatest Awards.</p> http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/58e04c3eb6dd4a8085d846f0/15f4rx1a8lrei2rteg0jsd72p1trrx769ncsvkxutpny369cr.png http://gleedailynews.newsweaver.com/files/1/54235/99155/6285846/58e04c3eb6dd4a8085d846f0/15f4rx1a8lrei2rteg0jsd72p1trrx769ncsvkxutpny369cr.png