Food halls, market halls and covered fresh produce markets are becoming ever more popular. Now that people are more concerned about what they consume they like to visit such markets to buy sustainably produced food and regional produce. Early this year garden centre Bents in Glazebury (UK) opened an impressive Food Hall with a varied […]
About Ferry Breugem
Ferry Breugem was born and raised in the Dutch town of Bleiswijk, the eldest son of a modern farming family. At an early age he became interested in technology, which prompted him to study mechanical engineering at an institute of technology. Having started out in the oil & gas industry, he later decided to follow a more commercial career in greenhouse construction. He works as a partner for Thermoflor and has been active in export for more than 25 years. Ferry is married to Els and has a daughter, Feey. A wide diversity of hobbies and interests, including motorbikes, culture, travelling, basketball and painting, complement his life.
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Entries by Ferry Breugem
Every spring, garden centre Ebert’s in America organises a behind-the-scenes tour. A total of 75 customers took part in the fifth edition of the tour, which lasted for 1.5 hours and started with drinks and a snack at the restaurant. The customers were taken on a tour of the garden centre in groups, and at […]
At the Garden Retail Experience conference, Professor in Retail Cor Molenaar spoke about the key role that a restaurant will play in the garden centre of tomorrow: “Catering may be the ultimate experience factor that customers are searching for, especially if combined with loyalty schemes such as free coffee when you buy something.” Various international […]
The last edition of the Garden Centre Retail Magazine contained an interview with the general manager of Haskins Roundstone, the latest and largest branch of the Haskins chain in the UK. The establishment, which measures 9,300 m2 and was built in 2012, has an annual turnover of € 11 million and a workforce of 150. Besides […]
Longacres in the south of the UK is the first garden centre to offer its customers an automatic Drive-In Click & Collect service. This system is Longacres’ response to two developments: the increasing popularity of webrooming*: researching items online and then buying or ordering them from a physical shop, and consumers’ growing need for convenience […]