Gardenex export 'Meet the Buyer' meeting a success

A Gardenex 'Meet the Buyer' event recently saw one-to-one meetings between British suppliers and important buyers from Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and the US.

Gardenex export 'Meet the Buyer' meeting a success - image: Gardenex
Gardenex export 'Meet the Buyer' meeting a success - image: Gardenex

The response from the US garden product distributor Arett Sales Corporation was that the company potentially could start business with five of the British companies that attended, and a similar view came from the Danish pet product wholesaler Meldgaard Engros, which expressed interest in three or four of the product ranges it saw during the visit.

The Stewart Co said it was expecting follow-up discussions with the Danish and US buyers and stated that both markets were new to Stewart. 

Touchwood Too, a recent recruit to Gardenex membership, presented its new plant support systems to the US buyer and was so encouraged that it plans to attend the other two meet the buyer events planned during 2011. 

Pet product suppliers also reported on potentially positive outcomes, with Group 55 hoping to continue its run of successes from previous federation events. 

Gardenex arranged a tour of UK garden centres, DIY stores and pet retailers for the buyers before the main event meetings.

Companies who wish to take part in the next Meet the Buyer meeting to be held on 8 June 2011 at the federation’s headquarters in Brasted, Kent, or other events organised by Gardenex should contact The Federation of Garden and Leisure Manufacturers.


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