Month: September 2008

Plant Portrait

Arboretum Lifestyle Garden Centre in Ireland their plants as shown. It not only provides a description, but also provides provenance. A great way of showing the source for the consumer.

Aronia berry, ‘the healthiest fruit in the world,’ hits the High Street

By Daily Mail Reporter 28th August 2008 Superfruit: Aronia berries A berry reckoned to be the healthiest fruit in the world will soon be available in Britain’s shops for the first time. The aronia is a ‘superfood’, richer in anti-cancer antioxidants than raspberries and more modern imports such as the goji and acai. It even …

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Texting – It Works!

Whilst in seminars I have promted the fact that the future includes text marketing, I have had a few worried faces. But, Marketing Trendz magazine from the USA endorse my findings ….. read on. Texting Wonders Can’t get shoppers to respond to your marketing prods? Start texting. According to the Direct Marketing Association’s (DMA) first-ever …

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Edelmans lead the Way

Edelmans are one of the major Dutch suppliers of “Living Room” products for garden centres. Whilst in Holland in August I had the opportunity to go to their showrooms and look at the trends or 2009. One of the trends is that ‘bling’ or the platinum look is now coming into garden products, alot of …

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Four Oaks Excels Again

Although the British media are promoting the UK is heading for the worst recession in 60 years. The Four Oaks show was busy with plenty of exhibitors from Holland, Italy and Spain. The highlights of the show for me were as follows: Pic 1 – Aerobin. The Australian Aerobin was launched at the show. This …

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