As food retailing continues to play a major part in the success of Garden Centres, the last 18months have shown us all that now is the time to re-evaluate how this most important sector is positioned within the structure of the garden centre offer.
Whether creating a first time café or expanding to develop a bespoke or enhanced Restaurant offer, Garden Centres are way ahead of the field in being able to offer superb welcoming, flexible, exciting and intimate dining with a quality of food and service second to none - with the emphasis on ‘service’ more important than ever.
Couple this with a great food hall, delicatessen or farm shop offering customers quality local produce with great provenance within an overall vibrant and well planned retail offer and what a draw we have to keep loyal customers happy and attract a new audience looking for something that little bit different.
Positioning of a restaurant and also the enhanced food retail offers we are seeing, has always been a key decision when considering how and where to site a new facility to ensure it not only creates a great customer experience in its own right but also becomes part of the customer journey and encourages and ensures the whole centre benefits.
Customers are becoming ever more discerning, looking for value for money, great food, friendly all in a friendly and welcoming ambience, and Garden Centres are shining examples of ‘how to do it well’
Our team at Pleydell Smithyman have a great pedigree in helping develop exciting, individual, creative and inspiring designs to ensure you maximise the potential of your food and retailing offer.
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