Day: 4 March 2021

Garden Centre Barometer of Trade Report

The food hall and farm shops category within garden centres saw positive sales during January (2021) according to the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) report. Garden centres in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland remained closed during the month, which affected the overall picture greatly, however centres in England were permitted to remain …

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Digital edition of the Garden Press Event was blooming great!

One of the biggest trade events in the gardening calendar, The Garden Press Event, has taken place virtually for the first time in its 16-year history. Taking place on Wednesday March 3, the digital event saw the use of online roundtables alongside a series of videos, to provide an interactive way to network and to …

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BRC responds to Chancellor’s 2021 Budget

Responding to the Chancellor’s Budget, Helen Dickinson, Chief Executive of the British Retail Consortium, said: “The Chancellor has listened to many of our concerns and we welcome the extension of key business funding schemes. Action to support the retail industry will be vital to reviving the economy – including business rates relief, restart grants and …

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