IGCA E-News June 2019

Welcome from IGCA President, Koichi Akatsuka  It was great to meet with the board and administrators in Johannesburg in March.  During our meeting, we had great discussions and SANA gave us an excellent programme which we visited lovely garden centres, the SANA trade fair and some cultural places.  Our meetings were very productive and successful.  […]

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IGCA E-News December 2018

Message from our IGCA President Season’s Greetings to you all! We recently had a great successful congress in Czech Republic where we could find invaluable experience with our IGCA friends.  Czech association worked very hard and organized fruitful congress very well.  I was very impressed by their warm hospitality and garden centers industry. Read more… […]

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September 2015: Update from Germany

Vol. 7, Issue 3  |  September 2015   News from Germany By Jutta Lenz This year the sales in the garden centres are compared to the bad last year only by 1% plus.  Fruit and vegetable garden is doing well but nursery garden is very difficult this year – only fruit trees are running good. The buying resistance […]

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E-News: March 2015

Vol. 7, Issue 1  |  March 2015   Message From Your President Rachel Doyle Greetings from Ireland.  It was great to meet with the board and administrators in Zurich.  During our meeting, the Danish garden centre committee Per and Steen gave us an excellent presentation on a very exciting programme of events they have organized […]

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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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March 2015: Report from Australia

Vol. 7, Issue 1  |  March 2015   Garden RELEAF a Winner for Australian Garden Centres By Leigh Siebler As I write this report I am looking forward with great anticipation to our garden RELEAF promotion on March 7 & 8. This is year one for us and we have over 100 garden centres and […]

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March 2015: Update from Canada

Vol. 7, Issue 1  |  March 2015   Spring is Coming in Canada By Julia Ricottone It has been a cold, snowy winter in most of Canada, with many cities breaking records for low temperatures in February.  However, those living in British Columbia have been experience spring-like temperatures.  This will prove to result in an […]

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March 2015: Update from Czech Republic

Vol. 7, Issue 1  |  March 2015   New Year in Czech Republic By Michal Ferenčík The beginning of the year starts with the meeting of the middle management. Members discuss what to prepare for customers this year and how to implement changes at all our garden centres. From this meeting and also from the meeting of owners […]

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March 2015: Update from Denmark

Vol. 7, Issue 1  |  March 2015   Yaahh, only 5 months to go! By Per Boisen Andersen Then we will welcome you to the 57th International Garden Centre Congress, to be held in Denmark from 9 to 14 August 2015.  By now we have more than 120 registered delegates, and the study tour is almost […]

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March 2015: Update from France

Vol. 7, Issue 1  |  March 2015   Retail Sales 2014: VAT in the Spotlight in France By Christiane Weiller 2014 was a poor year for French garden centers. The results of our barometer show sales weren’t very different compared to 2013.   Last year’s average temperature was the hottest of the century but the weather […]

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