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Food, glorious food!

26 November 2020

Andrew Burton why a garden centre need a strong food proposition. 2020 – A year of change, reflection and challenge! Garden Centres have faced a year unlike any other, where usual trading habits changed dramatically and customers’ changing expectations – including their reasons to visit them for ‘wants rather than needs’ – created new challenges. […]

WHY BUSINESS PLANNING IS ESSENTIAL

26 November 2020

It used to be that business plans were like road maps, but as technology develops they become more like a Sat Nav due to ongoing developments throughout the UK. What I mean by that is that it is possible to travel without one, but it will only increase the chances of getting lost along the […]

Garden Centre and Farm Shop Restaurants

30 October 2020

Garden centre and farm shop restaurants and cafés have faced new and ongoing challenges in 2020; from the temporary closure of the catering departments earlier this year to the continued and ongoing uncertainty that’s being caused by local lockdowns across the UK. Many businesses have struggled in this ever-changing world,  but others have faced the […]