External garden centres planned at JTF Wholesale sites

JTF Wholesale, the membership shopping club open to trade and public, is to create external garden centres at eight or nine of its 13 sites.

Senior buyer Gez Smith said: "We don't really have any dedicated external garden centres as yet but see a huge opportunity for growth here. Out of our current 13 sites we have identified maybe eight or nine that we can put external garden centres on and will look to get as many as possible done ahead of next season.

"Initial thoughts are that they will be similar in format to what you'd see at Homebase or, back in the day, Focus. Development plans of the sites will be done in partnership with a mix of current and new suppliers."

In addition, JTF is also working in partnership with Williams Commerce to create a new website for launch in February/March 2015.

The "hero category" will be gardening and any suppliers interested in working on this project with JTF should email Smith at gerrard.smith@ jtfmail.com.


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