IGCA Congress 2017 Canada

An annual Congress held for one week between August and October, each year in a different host country. This comprises of a business meeting, which elects officials and administers the affairs of the Association, a concentrated business IGCA Interactive Tour for the younger generation of garden centre employees, managers and directors, and an excellent social programme. […]

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E-News: March 2017

Vol. 8, Issue 1  |  March 2017   Message From Your President John Zaplatynsky With our next face-to-face meeting taking place during IGCC in Niagara Falls, Canada, the Board of Directors has had discussions behind the scenes to set some planning into motion. Having last held a strategic planning session in 2012, the Board felt it […]

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IGCA Congress 2016

An annual Congress held for one week between August and October, each year in a different host country. This comprises of a business meeting, which elects officials and administers the affairs of the Association, a concentrated business study tour for the younger generation of garden centre employees, managers and directors, and an excellent social programme. […]

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June 2015: Update from Ireland

Vol. 7, Issue 2  |  June 2015   Update from Ireland By Fergal Doyle Against Irish retail figures for Q1 2015, the garden centre sector is seeing growth of +22% (Overall Retail +4.37%) revelling in a period of sustained mild weather. The mood in the greater retail space is that we have arrived at a […]

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June 2015: Report from Australia

Vol. 7, Issue 2  |  June 2015   Australia Down Under By Leigh Siebler We are heading into Winter now but it’s a time to plan and get ready for Spring. The end of the financial year should see garden centres with sales growth and importantly a welcome increase in customer numbers and average sale. Melbourne […]

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June 2015: Update from UK

Vol. 7, Issue 2  |  June 2015   News from the UK By Iain Wylie Now that the general election is out of the way, the weather continues to be the critical factor for sales at UK garden centres this spring. So far, we haven’t seen the extremes of weather experienced a couple of years ago. While […]

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E-News: June 2015

Vol. 7, Issue 2  |  June 2015   Message From Your President Rachel Doyle Our congress in Denmark is fast approaching. We know that Steen, Per and their team are working hard at putting the final touches to a very exciting itinerary. We are all looking forward to meeting with you for a week of […]

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March 2015: Update from the IGCA Office

Vol. 7, Issue 1  |  March 2015   Update from the IGCA Office By Julia Ricottone  Last month, the IGCA Board and Country Administrators met in Zurich, Switzerland for IGCA’s annual Administrator’s meeting.  From February 22-25, 2015, meetings took place, as well as a preview of what we can expect at the 2016 IGCA Congress. […]

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