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Cultivating Retail

A new one-day conference and dinner for retailers, growers and suppliers, hosted by HTA and GIMA, focusing on the key issues and opportunities facing the garden retail supply chain. Channel 4’s Cathy Newman will be our host on Tuesday 13 November at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.  

To see the trend reports for the event, scroll down to the relevant session.

What's in store for attendees of this new event?

Is your supply chain millennial ready?  
Ken Hughes on how the very DNA of the shopper has changed and what this means for the supply chain. Click here to download the 'How to target millennials' trend report.

The plastic problem  
There will be a panel session on this hot topic, talking about plastics in horticulture and the issues we face as an industry.   Click here to download the 'Peak Plastic?' trend report.

Supply chain success  
A panel session of retailers and suppliers, talking about how to work together to create better relationships.

Experiential Retail  
Alan Roper on how Blue Diamond are using innovative and experiential retail in their centres.   
Click here to download the 'Interactive Retail' trend report.

Get inside your customers heads   
Taking a look at shopper psychology and consumer behaviour.


For a closer look at speakers and topics, click here to download the programme.

The topics for Cultivating Retail have been specially selected by an industry panel consisting of representatives from grower, retailer and supplier businesses along with HTA and GIMA representatives. 
This steering group includes:



The Conference will be in the East Midlands Conference Centre, with the dinner and accommodation at the adjacent Orchard Hotel. Both are set in the beautifully landscaped parkland of Nottingham University. The eco-friendly Orchard Hotel has been awarded a BREEAM rating of excellent and using the latest technology to reduce its carbon emissions.




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