Homebase close stores on Boxing DayBy GCU on December 23, 2019Despite Boxing Day traditionally being a key date in the diary for sale-savvy shoppers, research shows that the majority of UK consumers (92%) support retailers who choose to keep their doors closed on Boxing Day, a move also welcomed by retail staff.
Bord Na Mona increases focus in UK retail marketBy GCU on February 28, 2019Bord na Móna has revealed plans to significantly increase its focus in the UK retail market over the next year as it readies for Brexit with the opening of a new distribution site in Cambridge. The news follows the company’s recent restructure as it decarbonises its business in Ireland and moves away from peat harvesting for energy and towards ‘greener’, […]
Top awards for garden centres at GCA conferenceBy GCU on January 23, 2019Staff at garden centres across the country are celebrating after receiving awards at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference in Luton earlier this week. The awards were presented to the member garden centres during a ceremony at Luton Hoo Hotel. Chief executive of the GCA, Iain Wylie said: “Once again the dedication and hard work of our member garden centres […]
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