GCA press releases 

The Garden Centre Association issues a number of press releases each month.  Below is our recent releases.

Click on the highlighted area to access each release.

February, 2016


Bumper year of hand-outs from GCA Trust


January, 2016


Garden centres of Excellence revealed at GCA conference


Garden Centre team lift the cup after Zubaball game


Top garden centres get awards at GCA conference


Less traditional categories see biggest increases in sales in 2015


Gardeners prepare for the new season in December


Future of garden centres in the hands of a new shopper


Last call for Worrall Cup entries


December, 2015


Alyson takes on GCA inspector’s role


Gardeners improved their outdoor spaces in November


National GCA festive display winners announced

 

Comedian Hal Cruttenden to compere GCA dinner 


November, 2015


GCA garden centres sparkle with Christmas displays


Retail guru from Germany to inspire GCA members


Outdoor categories and Christmas performing well in October


October, 2015


Conference to get ‘fresh perspectives on leadership’


GCA members’ marketeers to compete for Worrall Cup


Conference delegates to be inspired to be champions


September sees sales of clothing and food soar


September, 2015


Scotland and N.Ireland winners unveiled by GCA


Shoppers make the most of the outdoors during August


August, 2015


Clothing and food are big sellers during July


GCA members see standards and profitability improve


July, 2015


GCA Trust award goes to Capel Manor student Sian


Ruxley Rose garden centre finalists announced by GCA


GCA reveals its N. East and N. West regional winners


Wales & West winners receive awards


South Thames area winners revealed


GCA award winners announced for Midlands area


GCA announces North Thames winners


Sales of outdoor plants jumped in June


GCA regional award meetings announced


Liz steps down from GCA’s inspector role


June, 2015


Catering departments serve up good sales for May


Has your inspector called yet?


GCA reveals venue for 50th anniversary year conference


May, 2015


Comfy furniture & sizzling BBQ sales boost April’s figures


April, 2015


Weather affects plant sales while non-traditional categories soar


March, 2015


Core gardening categories spring into life

GCA reveals its new area chairmen


February, 2015


GCA’s e-learning initiative to continue to GROW through 2015


GCA conference heralded as biggest and best yet


GCA offers ‘how to achieve inspection excellence’ tips

Nominate your Rising Stars for 2015


Bird food flies off the shelves during January

January, 2015


Nation’s top garden centres collect awards at annual GCA conference


Rising Stars winner announced


GCA members can learn how to ‘reinvent their retail’


Furniture and barbecue sales light up 2014


Customers kit themselves out with new clothes during December


When in Chester…it’s thumbs up for some Roman games


GCA gets training and leadership tips from former army commander

Not too late to book GCA conference places

December, 2014


Top TV comedian to host GCA awards dinner


National GCA Christmas display winners revealed


Economist to speak at GCA annual conference


Christmas and catering come out on top in November


Top boss who headed up Porsche GB to speak at GCA conference


GCA garden centres dazzle with Christmas displays

Learn how to achieve the impossible at GCA Conference


November 2014


Outdoor categories stole the show in Oct at GCA centres

World record holder to speak at GCA conference


GCA members invited to compete for the Worrall Cup


GCA announces headline sponsors for conference 


Early birds catch a discount for the GCA conference


October 2014


Hard landscaping sales paved the way in September

Regional Ruxley Rose winners announced

September 2014


Clothing sales were on the up at GCA member centres


Scotland and N.Ireland winners unveiled by GCA 


GLEE visitors invited to GCA's stand


August 2014

Record turnout at GCA regional meetings

GCA reports good sales for July


July 2014

South Thames winners announced by the GCA

North Thames winners announced by GCA

Midlands regional winners revealed by the GCA

Wales & West regional winners unveiled by GCA

N. East & N. West regional winners unveiled by GCA

BBQ sales continue to sizzle in June

GCA signs up five more members in June

June 2014


Good weather helps ignite BBQ and other sales in May

GCA announces regional award meetings

GCA inspector called yet? They are coming this week...

May 2014


GCA garden centres report a good start to May

Rising Stars reach round two

GCA centres report mixed results for end of May

April 2014


Garden centres give GCA inspection feedback online

Outdoor living sales soar at GCA garden centres

March 2014


New area chairmen announced for the GCA

An inspector calls...

Industry’s Rising Stars start their ascent

Sign up for the International Garden Centre Conference

Clothing sales fly off the rails in February

February 2014


New GCA Chair plans to reinvigorate the regions

Wet weather didn’t dampen outdoor plant sales

January 2014


GCA 2014 conference hits all the right notes


GCA award winners announced


Garden centre team wins Greenfingers Challenge Cup


GCA Christmas display competition winners announced

Garden centres invited to compete for Worrall Cup


Not too late to book GCA conference places


Expanded Rising Star prog to launch at GCA conference


GCA seeks sponsors for annual conference

Garden centres had sparkling results with Christmas sales



July 2012

Barometer of Trade results for June 2012 - GCA says catering, clothing and gifts were June bestsellers

 

Wales & South West, South Thames and North Thames Area Award winners 2012 - press release and results list

 

GCA comment about the lifting of the hosepipe bans for DIY Week

 

The GCA is set to reveal best area garden centres

 

June 2012

Barometer of Trade results for May 2012 - The sunshine boosts garden centre sales in May

 

Garden centre sales slow during Jubilee weekend

 

May 2012

Barometer of Trade results for May 2012 - April showers rain on sales but catering continues to shine

 

Companies invited to sponsor GCA conference 2013

 

April 2012

GCA inspections get underway

 

March 2012

Barometer of Trade results for February 2012 - Garden centre catering sales up despite cold spell

GCA announces details of 2013 conference

 

February 2012

Barometer of Trade results for January 2012 - GCA reports sales of outdoor plants are up