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Hewson on...Promising budget for horticulture industry

Hewson on...Promising budget for horticulture industry

So what are we to make of George Osborne's final Budget before May's general election and what might it bring for UK Horticulture PLC -- and in particular the ornamentals sector?

Utilising online sales channels

Utilising online sales channels

During a discussion on the opportunities for garden centres from omni-channel retailing at last month's Garden Retail Supply Chain Summit, HTA chief executive Carol Paris highlighted the significant number of garden centres that have yet to install electronic point of sale (EPOS).

According To Farrer ... Green economy is the primary economy

According To Farrer ... Green economy is the primary economy

Any political party asking for your vote needs to prove it understands that the green economy is the primary economy. Last week at Ecobuild 2015 I asked an audience whether they support the Government's proposed cut in funding at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Seabrook on...Strength in unity for garden centre trade

Seabrook on...Strength in unity for garden centre trade

Working together gains strength and more progress is made than working alone. We saw this first-hand when the garden centre industry took off in the late 1960s/early 1970s.

According To Seabrook ... Multiple benefits of Garden Press Event

According To Seabrook ... Multiple benefits of Garden Press Event

A leading garden products manufacturer spent an evening dining in February alongside the gardening editor of a weekend broadsheet newspaper.

Innovation driving the best

Innovation driving the best

Last week the Horticulture Week team had the great privilege of hosting more than 800 representatives from two of our great industries - production horticulture and garden retail - at awards events celebrating the outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals from the past 18 months.

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