Glee 2011 - highlights revealed

Peat-free launches from Scotts, William Sinclair, Westland and Vital earth will number among the highlights at this year's Glee trade show.

Scotts is set to launch new products at Glee - image: Scotts
Scotts is set to launch new products at Glee - image: Scotts

Other products set for launch are Roundup Gel and a secret range from Gardman. Jamie Oliver products are also on offer to buyers, as is a squirrel-proof birdfood.

Selected highlights:

3P Enterprise Ltd (Hall 5, H87)- the UK distributor of premium branded pet accessories such as Petmate and Maelson, is returning to exhibit at Petindex 2011. The company which has been absent from the exhibition for the past two years cites an increasing interest in is product range and a desire to grow its business within the garden retail sector as reasons for its return.  The company will be showcasing an expanded range, including an  new range of interactive dog and cat toys. The range for dogs, includes the Wobbling Treat Ball, Designer Flier and Bigsqueak throw toys, whilst the cats range features the Looney Loops, Balance Ball and Ball’A’Bout.

Briers (Hall 5, C40/D41) - Briers continues to expand, introducing new special offers and promotions, as well as developing its glove and footwear ranges and the GIMA award-winning Gruffalo range.

Darcey’s Natural Fertilisers (Hall 5, D80) – a breakthrough for natural lawn fertilisers, Darcey’s is a pre-emergence fertiliser that stops weeds germinating without scorching the lawn, whilst remaining 100% safe for children, wildlife and pets.  

Dog Rocks (Hall 5, H92) - Dog Rocks help prevent urine burn patches appearing on your lawn, shrubs and box hedge as a result of dog or bitch pee.

Squirrel Ban (Hall 5, F71 ) - Launching at Glee with a drinks reception and an appearance from the Squirrel Ban squirrel, the product will offer a new bird food to the market.  

Gardman (Hall 5, B30/C31) - The company’s new wild bird care and garden living ranges will have a high profile on the Gardman stand, they will also be joined by dozens of new products which will refresh existing ranges such as decorative gardening (hanging garden, arches and obelisks), gardening (Grow It!, plant support and irrigation), garden lighting and doormats.  The new candle and candle hardware range will be on show for the first time along with some  new topiary products.  

Globus (Hall 5, D30) - Globus will be unveiling some exciting new additions to its Showa range of gardening gloves at Glee 2011.

Wood Fired Ovens – by Jamie Oliver (Hall 3a, D31) - Inspired by traditional Italian culinary heritage Oliver has developed a domed oven called dome60.

Kiwiosity Products (Hall 5, K31) – have confirmed the continued UK distribution rights for the 2012 Zeosoft range of Natural Hand Cleaning Products, and also of Woodham Garden Centre Display Systems and Trolleys from New Zealand.

Meadow View Stone (Hall 4, G24)  - visitors to the Meadow View Stone stand will be able to see both the company’s new brochure – which includes details on how to merchandise the company’s products – as well as the new packaging for its Horticultural range.

Reel King (Hall 5, E51) - will launch of its range of garden and pet products onto European shores at Glee 2011.  Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2002, Reel King has grown to be the largest manufacturer/supplier of retractable garden hoses in Australia.

Sika (Hall 4, J02) - Sika’s full landscaping range, including new additions, Sika Water Repel Plus and Sika Natural Stone Sealer products, will be on show at Glee this September.

Thermoflor (Hall 5, G33) -  Ferry Breugemwill taklk about garden centre projects.

Yale (Hall 5, A48) - Security specialist Yale will be promoting shed security stand deals at this year’s Glee.  With shed break-ins on the increase, Yale will be showcasing new shed security stand deals to help garden centres meet demand for garden and outdoor security products such as padlocks, anchors, cables, and shed alarm kits.

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