Entries by Ferry Breugem

Inspire hobby gardeners with seasonal workshops

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 […]

Higher profits with an open sky walkway

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 […]

Launching of drive-in garden centre

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 […]