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Horticulture Weekly
Garden Retail Bulletin 17th February 2019
 
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Industry Analysis
 
How are change managers planning to "make Homebase great again"?
How are change managers planning to "make Homebase great again"?
Working under the banner "making Homebase great again", a new team is focusing on Homebase's "heritage strength" in decorative and garden sections - as well as testing out what customers want.
 
Latest news
 
More Wyevale Garden Centres expected to sell soon Wyevale has sold 49 centres in the last year, leaving 99, including three sold before the group went on sale in early 2018, before Christie & Co marketed the group. More Wyevale Garden Centres expected to sell soon
 
 
Wyevale Garden Centres publishes accounts and make assurances about liquidity Wyevale said it has no liquidity risk following the delayed publication of its 2017 accounts. Wyevale Garden Centres publishes accounts and make assurances about liquidity
 
 
Dobbies sells two garden centres to Caulders Dobbies Garden Centres has sold two of its smallest centres - Kinross and Cumbernauld - to Caulders, which now has seven garden centres. Dobbies sells two garden centres to Caulders
 
 
Briers sale shakes up garden centre supplier market The top garden product suppliers list has undergone a shake-up after Smart Garden bought Briers out of administration in February, which followed Westland making a similar deal for Gardman in October 2018. Briers sale shakes up garden centre supplier market
 
 
Doff introduces ferric phosphate slug killer after metaldehyde phase-out Doff Portland has launched a ferric phosphate product to kill slugs following the Government decision to ban metaldehyde, which made up 85% of slug pellet sales. Doff introduces ferric phosphate slug killer after metaldehyde phase-out
 
 
Sales uplift spurs warehouse expansion for garden centre supplier EP Barrus Gardening tools and equipment supplier EP Barrus has expanded its warehouse capacity. Sales uplift spurs warehouse expansion for garden centre supplier EP Barrus
 
 
Tong Garden Centre uses HSBC funding for new warehouse Tong Garden Centre is set to complete its first stage of expansion with the opening of a new 4,000 sq ft warehouse facility, supported by a seven-figure HSBC UK funding package. Tong Garden Centre uses HSBC funding for new warehouse
 
 
Bransford Webbs and Barnsfold are Squire's Garden Centres nursery suppliers of the year Squire's Garden Centres held its annual plant suppliers show in West Horsley on 7 February 2019 and presented Supplier Of The Year awards - Best Bedding Plant Supplier to Barnsfold Nurseries for the fourth year in a row. Bransford Webbs and Barnsfold are Squire's Garden Centres nursery suppliers of the year
 
HORTICULTURE WEEK BUSINESS AWARDS
 
Two weeks to go to enter the Horticulture Week Business Awards 2019
Two weeks to go to enter the Horticulture Week Business Awards 2019
Winning a Horticulture Week Business Award offers a powerful selling point for your business, helping you to market to potential customers as best in class - plus a great staff-motivational tool thanks to industry recognition for your teams.
 
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Top 100 UK Garden Centres 2018
 
REVEALED: Horticulture Week's Top 100 Garden Centres 2018
REVEALED: Horticulture Week's Top 100 Garden Centres 2018
 
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