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Glee New Product Awards 2021 – Shortlists for Wednesday
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Glee New Product Awards shortlist revealed
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Striking range of Henry Bell wild bird care accessories
Woodlodge expands indoor offering
Tower debuts new outdoor living ranges at Glee
Leon Boots Co to donate part of Glee sales to Greenfingers
Hozelock launches innovative Easymix 2-in-1 composter
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Norfolk Leisure turns up the heat
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Amazing year for Patio Black Spot Remover
Time-tested ranges of landscaping fabrics
Traeger Grills welcomes you to Glee
Quality gloves for the fashion conscious gardener
A quality product from a quality supplier
Nature Safe range extended with seaweed-based pest control range
Natural palm leaves turned into sustainable tableware
Not all topsoils are created equal!
Grow your card sales the easy way…
Westland leads the way in sustainable gardening
Impressive range of water features from Hamac Trading
PLEYDELL SMITHYMAN – It’s all in the Planning!
Zest innovates and strengthens
New products and expansion plans from Garland
Specflue offers something for every garden and budget
Versatile products from the Handy range
Why buyers won’t want to miss The Real Soil Company
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Honeyfield’s take 'eco' credentials to next level
Bloomin Amazing is a firmly establish bestseller
Kin launches exciting Clever Pots propagation innovation 
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READYBLAZE – A safer firewood brand
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Mirror, Mirror on the wall…Primus reveals new collection
ARS Pruning reaching new heights
Yorkshire Flowerpots to showcase British made terracotta planters
HJ Hall unveils its first Loungewear range
Gro Expert brings professional strength plant feeds to garden market
Starring TV role for Protek products
Experience counts for EPoS specialists
Glee introduces COVID-19 Status Checks
Glee 2021: COVID-19 measures FAQ
Floral Thursday is back!
New date announced for next year’s Glee
Top reasons why plant buyers should visit the Glee Green Heart
Glee Daily News brings you all the latest Glee news
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Everything you need to know about PAW @ Glee 2021
Glee 2021 content programme details unveiled
Gardenex plays host to International Buyers’ Centre at Glee
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Blue Diamond donates £10,000 for horticultural scholarships
10 reasons not to miss Glee 2021
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Award-winning Fron Goch garden centre chooses Woodmansterne as their greeting card category management partners. Here they explained why…


Greeting cards are a growth area for garden centres - they drive footfall all year round, with a good margin that supports other garden centre gifting categories. When cards are retailed well, they create a visually-impactful area to grow sales. That’s where category management plays a key role, ensuring great availability, a varied product range from different publishers, day-to-day management, as well as sales reporting and analysis.


GTN spoke to Kati Taylor at the Garden Centre of the Year 2019, Fron Goch, and Michelle Martin from the successful garden centre group, Haskins, to understand their recent success with card category management.


Kati Taylor, Head of Retail & Marketing at Fron Goch Garden Centre in Carnarvon, North Wales, told GTN that they were looking for an improved greeting card department because of developments at the award-winning centre.


“Fron Goch has evolved over the last decade from a trip for a couple of plants to a chosen destination for a relaxed shopping and dining experience.”


“Strengthening our developing departments of houseplants, well-being, cards, books and clothing alongside the introduction of new departments was the driving force behind the new £1.5m improvements project started at the beginning of the year.


“Card sales had stagnated over the last few years and the ageing area no longer fitted the customers’ expectations in range. Changing the area, installing new fixtures and tailoring the range has had immediate results. After extensive research and visiting various suppliers at Spring Fair we decided Woodmansterne had the range, quality and look we were desiring.


“Throughout the whole process the team remained easy-natured and professional. From the initial conversation at Spring Fair, communication throughout to the installation, Woodmansterne have proven to be both professional and collaborative. Working together we designed the space and layout, colour matching with new and existing departments alongside the designated area and planned the specific card designs and collections we felt would fit our customers’ needs.


“Since the new department was installed the feedback from both customers and team have been incredibly complimentary. The merchandising support has proved invaluable and despite it being such a short period of time we have seen an instant increase in sales of over 30%. The fresh range, clear signage and the ability to include a large selection of Welsh cards into the collection meant we now have a unique display that we are proud of.”


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