In This Issue
Glee opens in the morning…and there’s so much to see
Kelkay: Adding Value to Aggregates
Glee 2017 – pre-registration required
Over 70 new Burgon & Ball products on show
Meadow View: small enough to care, large enough to deliver
Bord na Móna to showcase products from Growise range
New Lawn Thickener from Johnsons Lawn Seed
Smart Garden Products – bigger & brighter than ever at Glee
Apta continue to set the pace
Elho joins the Retail Lab @ Glee
Giants, Pumpkins, Spuds and Amaryllis at Taylors Bulbs
Exciting collection from Premier's Outdoor Living
Julie Dodsworth designs new range for Briers
Paving perfection from Block Blitz
La Hacienda set to turn up the heat at Glee
Opportunity to have your own label pet food within 7 days
Pot Company launches ‘The Heritage Collection’
More Christmas magic from Creative Products
Evergreen Enterprises leads with quality, innovation and variety
Patio Black Spot Remover hits the right spot
2018 will be a year of change for Cadix
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Welcome to the third Glee Daily News for 2017
Vitax puts renewed focus on point of sale
Back British Business urges Durstons
Crest launch stunning new POS campaign
HTA all set for Glee 2017
Glee Green Heart grows again for 2017
Glee Buyers Power List 2017: the shortlist
It’s the year of pets at Glee 2017
Interview with Glee’s keynote speaker, Nick Bailey
Simon King confirmed as second keynote speaker
Unique ‘free from’ products for the home and garden
A unique source of inspiration and reference for garden retailing
GreenForce Lawn Feed Weed and Mosskiller is bestseller
From kitchen to restaurant and beyond...Whitco Catering & Bakery Equipment have the complete solution
Glee visitors will get warm welcome from STV
Find out what Malcolm Scott Consultants have to offer
DJ Turfcare to launch RHS range at Glee 2017
Great Sense set to launch new barbeque range
Superb range from Kadai
Get your hands dirty and have more fun outdoors with Traditional Garden Games
Introduction to Empathy Liquid After Plant
Pedigree Garden - the new generation of tools from Bulldog that are a breed apart
Whitefurze has complete garden offer
Pop-Up Garden is where Urban Cool meets Nature!
Woodstock Chimes – musical perfection with a Lifetime Tuning Guarantee
Retail Lab @ Glee: the four future facing trends
Retail Lab @ Glee - Preferred Partners: Hozelock
Retail Lab @ Glee - Preferred Partners: Ivyline
Retail Lab @ Glee - Preferred Partners: Woodlodge
Retail Lab @ Glee - Preferred Partners: Cadix
Retail Lab @ Glee - Preferred Partners: Meadow View Stone
Retail Lab@Glee: Full list of exhibitor partners
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Glee 2017 – pre-registration required

The doors open to Glee 2017 tomorrow (Monday) . In a change to the normal procedure, badges will not be automatically sent out to visitors unless they have registered for this year's show. As a result, all visitors and interested parties need to visit the gleebirmingham website and register in order to secure their free entry to Glee 2017...

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Retail Lab @ Glee - Preferred Partners: Ivyline

One of the most innovative features at the annual Glee exhibition, the Retail Lab – new for 2017 - has secured backing from a wide range of leading suppliers, who have come on board as either a ‘Preferred Partner’ or ‘Selected Partner’.  Here, ‘Preferred Partner’ Ivyline’s Director, Scott Thomas, tells us more about the company’s plans for the Retail Lab @ Glee.


Can you tell me more about what products you will displaying?

At Glee, we will be showcasing our latest innovative trend led products. Our latest innovations include top-selling concrete planters for cacti, patterned planters in the latest print trends, new and on-trend hanging planters, unique lightweight outdoor planters, contemporary fire bowls, plus new display systems and so much more. We are launching in excess of 200 new carefully designed new products. 2017 saw amazing growth in houseplant pot sales and our new innovation will help retailers to increase sales in the season ahead.


Why did you choose to become a preferred supplier of the Retail Lab at Glee 2017? 

Ivyline is delighted to be a main sponsor of the Retail Lab, and to support Glee in bringing fresh ideas to the industry.


Working with major UK fashion and home retailers gives us a unique insight in to the upcoming retail trends and consumer spending habits. Ivyline is driving these changes through its business and we want to see the industry adapting to the changing retail world.


The Retail Lab is new and innovative. It reflects the changing face of retail as well as the health benefits of plants and nature in our lives. This gives great synergy between the vision for the future at Ivyline and the core theme of the Retail Lab itself.


What changing trends are you witnessing, and how are they affecting your business? What future trend excites you the most?

We are seeing unprecedented changes in retail trends, consumer buying habits and people lifestyles.


In the past two years there has been a big shift away from price based decision making in consumer purchasing, to consumers buying into a quality product that makes an instant impact in the home and garden. Ivyline’s trend-led patterned planters have become the number one selling range in our product portfolio, and our superb sales growth across all categories along with latest consumer spend reports give us the firm data to back this up.


Houseplants are once again fashionable as consumers recognised the instant impact they bring to the home, as well as the health benefits. Minimal maintenance plants such as cacti and succulents have seen phenomenal growth, as have foliage plants, particularly amongst the younger demographic. In one well known leading clothing fashion retailer based in key cities such as London, Manchester and Birmingham, our cacti pot sales have been more than triple the whole garden centre industry combined. Garden centres can learn from this success story. In garden centres, this upward trend has been reflected in our houseplant pot sales and we have seen a 1200% growth in the sale of terrariums. Hanging plants are also in huge demand.


Another key growth area is in outdoor living and outdoor entertaining. This is especially around natural light and heat. Over 55% of consumers in a recent survey rated re-designing their outdoor entertaining space as their number one priority for their gardens. In addition to this, consumers are looking for instant easy to maintain gardens with planted containers and raised beds as a top growth area. Listening to consumer requests in garden centres you can also see the traditional seasons for plants, leisure and other seasonal products changing. Consumers are no longer bound by tradition and you can see the impact of this over the whole of retail.


Technology is playing a huge part in consumer spend, décor and garden trends. With the online retail forecasted to grow by over 14% this year, way we shop is changing. The latest interior and exterior design trends are so readily available to view online, and as a result consumers of all ages want to see this in the stores that they visit. This demand will undoubtedly impact on the garden centre industry. Bricks and mortar retail needs to combat this through the retail leisure experience at their store; by increasing their own online presence so consumers can research their purchases, by building their own unique identity, and becoming a store with a culture of excellence in inspiration and service.


What value do you think the Retail Lab will offer retailers/buyers?

The Retail Lab offers retail buyers a source of inspiration both for product and their store environments. It reflects the latest trends in a rapidly changing retail landscape. It provides many thought provoking ideas and will inspire innovation back in our own business environments. It is an excellent addition to the show and we are looking forward to it further developing in the coming years.


See more from Ivyline at Glee by visiting the company’s stand Hall 20, stand K50-L51, or find them in the Retail Lab. More details can be found at


Find out more

Glee is the UK’s leading garden retail show, focussing on building year-round profits within core product categories including Garden Care, Outdoor Entertaining, Landscaping and Garden Design, Pet, 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 log onto or call 020 3033 2160 to find out about exhibiting.

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