March 2015: Update from Switzerland 1

Vol. 7, Issue 1  |  March 2015


Insider Tip: Save the Dates for 2016

By Erwin Meier-Honegger

On 5 and 6 February the fourth edition of the Garden Retail Experience did take place near Amsterdam in the Netherlands. There was a master class in ‘Garden Centre Retailing’ with lots of information to increase sales, and to get customers to buy more. Participants have been introduced to cross-selling, hospitality and multi-channel retail, among others. Increasing sales; that’s what the Retail Experience was all about.

The main event was the GARDEN EXPERIENCE SHOP as an ideal shopping environment full of inspiration, ideas, concepts, presentations and novelties. This shop was huge, very innovative and realistic, and showcased the newest shop designs. Several Expert Tours around this Experience Shop did take place. Various retail specialists informed visitors about the featured presentations, store furnishings and ideas.

The RETAIL PLAZA was the central square of the Experience. Here was the hospitality point and networking area. The main stage was located in this Plaza, where the plenary lectures did take place.

Boost your sales with new ideas and retail concepts. Save the dates to visit Europe’s biggest Experience for garden retailers: February 17th until 19th 2016,

Best regards from Switzerland.


Erwin Meier-Honegger


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Update from Ireland

News From Italy

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