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Santa 2020 – Is running a festive

3 September 2020

The temperature has dropped and we’re just a matter of weeks away from one of the biggest sales and marketing opportunities of the year, but how do you approach Christmas in a Covid-safe way? Our resident ‘Man in Red’ Andrew Burton advises. According to recent trends analysis, interest in running Santa’s Grottos has reduced significantly […]


27 July 2020

Changes to Town planning in England have been approved by parliament and as of September 1st 2020 there will be no more Use Class A1; into which fell garden centres, farm shops and most other retail outlets. We now have an all-embracing Class E, which includes retail shops, coffee shops, restaurants, offices, indoor sport/fitness/recreational facilities, […]

Is the design of your shop layout

21 July 2020

Andrew Burton on making the most of a store’s available space to maximise potential. Planning the layout of your garden centre or farm shop is both an art and a science; requiring creativity, psychological insight and testing. I was keen to explore common retail tactics that can be used when planning and implementing the arrangement […]