Glee Buyers Power List 2019: the shortlist

The Glee Buyers Power List has been set-up to recognise the individual buyers and buying teams who have gone above and beyond to make a difference within the garden retail industry this year. Voting has been open since early summer, with nominations flooding in from all corners of the market. Now, details of those shortlisted have been confirmed.
 
Formed of the top nominations in each of the eight categories, the shortlist is representative of the leading buyers and buying teams from retailers across the country. The shortlist is now open to the industry to cast their vote for their top buyers or teams in each category. These votes will then be counted, with the buyer or team with the most votes being crowned as individual category winners during a special Buyers Power List ceremony taking place on Wednesday 11th September (12:30pm – 13:30pm) at Glee 2019.
 
Voting for the top buyer or teams featured in the Glee Buyers Power List shortlist closes on August 31st. Casting your vote couldn’t be easier. Simply log onto https://www.gleebirmingham.com/visit/glee-buyers-power-list#/ to make your vote matter. Voting is open to everyone in the industry.
The Shortlist
 
Best single site independent Garden centre
Almondsbury
Alton Garden Centre
Ayletts Nurseries
Barton Grange
Bents
Bents
Chessington
Cowells
Fron Goch
Glendoick
Poplars
The Old Railway Line
Woodstock Buying Group
 
Best multiple site independent garden centre (5 stores or less)
Coolings
Grovewell Garden Centres
Haskins
In-Excess
Planters and Garden King
Longacres
Millbrook
Perrywood
RHS Retail
Rosebourne
Scotsdales
Stewarts
 
Best Garden Centre groups (6 stores or more)
Blue Diamond
British Garden Centres
Caulders
Cherry Lane
Choice Marketing
Dobbies
Great Western Partnership
Hilliers
Klondyke Strikes
Notcutts
Otter Nurseries
Squires
 
Best Supermarket/department store buyer/buying team
Aldi
Asda
Waitrose
 
Best Online retailer buyer/buying team
Crocus
Ocado
QVC
Richard Jacksons Garden
Gardensite
Amazon
RHS
Waitrose
Wayfair
Greenfingers.com
 
Best high street garden retailer buyer/buying team
John Lewis
Sainsbury’s
Argos
Morrisons
Waitrose
Tesco
Aldi
 
Best DIY/Builders Merchant buyer/buying team
Homebase
Screwfix
Wickes
Toolstation
Screwfix
Wickes
B&Q
Travis Perkins
 
Best Pet category Buying team
B&M Stores
Bents
Chessington
Jollyes
Knights Garden Centres
Ocado
Pets at Home
Pets Corner
Planters
Scampers
Scotsdales
Waitrose
Squires
 
Talking about the Buyers Power List, Glee’s Event Director, Matthew Mein said: “The Buyers Power List is an integral part of Glee, and the results of this year’s awards are already highly anticipated. The shortlist showcases the hard work and commitment that each retail buyer or team has undertaken in the last 12 months, and we’re so pleased to be able to provide a platform on which this dedication can be celebrated and rewarded. I look forward to revealing the winners at Glee 2019.”
 
Find out more
Glee is the UK’s leading garden retail show, focussing on building year-round profits for buyers and suppliers within the core gardening and outdoor leisure product categories.  To keep up-to-date on the latest Glee news visit www.gleebirmingham.com.  To enquire about exhibiting at Glee 2019 call 020 3033 2160.
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