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Ecover showcases sustainable plastics in garden design
The threat posed to UK coastal and inland waterways by the careless disposal of plastic has inspired Ecover to look at innovative ways to recycle the material, including in the design of their garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (9 – 14 July).
Growing with Fleur
Smart Solar has appointed Fleur Hayter-Jose as Product Development Manager. Fleur is an additional member of the NPD team with specific responsibility for the development of new product lines for 2014.
Harper declared head of UK by Bord na Móna
Steve Harper, the former managing director of Vital Earth GB Limited and latterly Business Operations Manager UK at Bord na Móna UK is now to head up all of the Bord na Móna UK (BNM UK) retail business. He will report to John Corcoran, Head of Retail Sales at Bord na Móna, Ireland.
Gardman gains market share and delivers 16% growth
Gardman’s strategy of offering an unparalleled range of competitively priced products supported by great promotions is proving effective; May sales increased by 16% compared with the same month in 2012.
Marshalls names new CX
Marshalls, the leading manufacturer of paving and landscape materials has named Martyn Coffey as its new chief executive. He will replace Graham Holden who stands down in October. See more...
New website for MorePerformance
MorePeople unveils a new website for MorePerformance offering training and development courses for people within the fresh produce, horticulture, food, agriculture and garden & leisure industries. See more...
New Plant Award entries flood in
Entries are flooding in for the New Plant Awards, sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), which take place at the HTA National Plant Show on 26 and 27 June at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry. The awards showcase the best in new plant introductions from UK plant suppliers.
Solus enters perfect marriage for bird feed
Solus Garden & Leisure has struck a new exclusive partnership agreement with Lincolnshire-based Marriages Specialist Foods (MSF) to supply quality sourced wild bird feed for its ChapelWood brand, including Conservation Grade Seed Mixes.
The message Franchi Seeds sent world leaders at the G8 Summit
'What you sow, you reap", is the message Franchi Seeds has sent world leaders at the G8 Summit as they gather at Lough Erne, Northern Ireland this week. See more...
Kent; Freehold Garden Centre with Tea Room.
Kent; Freehold circa 6.4 acre (2.59 hectare) garden centre with tea room. Family operated garden centre. Close to large population areas and good transport links.
Garden Centre & Nursery, Suffolk - freehold for sale
Freehold for sale due to retirement. A recently extended modern garden centre with nursery and warehouse area. Cafe with 86 covers plus additional outdoor seating area. Our Ref: 0185
Record Sales ‘Boost’ Durston Garden Products
Despite the economic downturn and the recent poor weather conditions, growing media supplier, Durston Garden Products Ltd has recorded its highest sales figures ever since the company was established in 1860.
Hippobags to feature on TV
Striking yellow HIPPOBAGs, from HIPPO, are being used to provide the waste clearance service for the second series of ITV's garden makeover show Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh.
Hippobags to feature on TV
Big ticket growth offsets lower seasonal sales at Homebase
Big ticket sales have brought a little growth to Homebase despite a fall in seasonal sales during the March to May quarter. See more...
GIMA is a trade association supporting manufacturers who supply garden and home product to leading retailers.
To see a list of members and the products they supply, with links to their own websites, click here.
The Garden Industry Manufacturers' Association (GIMA) 1999 was formed on 1 January 1999 following the merger of the original GIMA, which was founded in 1982, and the Garden Products Association (GPA).
The membership now exceeds 100 companies, large and small, and represents the major share of all the key sectors in the market excluding green goods. The combined total turnover of members' businesses at retail selling level is now approaching £1.5 billion.
The Objectives of GIMA
Saving Connecting Promoting Representing Supporting
Those are the simple straight forward objectives of GIMA. To find out more click here.
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