Also on show were garden products from Greentree and Haxnicks, part of the growing Smart Solar product range.
Particularly popular with buyers were the new Metal Silhouette Globe Stake Lights, which create a dramatic statement by day and stunning decorative lighting patterns by night. Made of verdi-gris or bronze-effect metal with intricate cut out designs, these 13cm diameter globes are dual function with white and colour changing options, the LED’s being powered by an integrated solar panel.
By day, the Ceramic Bird Wind Chime Light is a delightful ornament that hangs in trees making a gentle sound in the wind. At night, it is lit by a colour changing LED to create a pretty light. Available in blue, red or white, these Ceramic Bird Wind Chime Lights caught the attention of visitors to the Smart Solar stand, especially when lit up in the dark room.
Smart Solar has invested in practical merchandising units and displays for many of its new products, helping garden centres to increase sales by placing them on the sales floor for impulse purchases, with many products available on promotional deals.
Jonathan Stobart, Smart Solar’s managing director, commented, “Our product development team has provided a fantastic new range of products that will have huge appeal to garden centres as they plan their purchasing for 2014. We have also extended our POS and merchandising units across the range to further support garden centres with in-store displays. The record breaking value of orders that we took during Glee is proof that the 2014 range is both innovative and commercial.”