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.
Best single site independent Garden centre
Alton Garden Centre
The Old Railway Line
Woodstock Buying Group
Best multiple site independent garden centre (5 stores or less)
Grovewell Garden Centres
Planters and Garden King
Best Garden Centre groups (6 stores or more)
British Garden Centres
Great Western Partnership
Best Supermarket/department store buyer/buying team
Best Online retailer buyer/buying team
Richard Jacksons Garden
Best high street garden retailer buyer/buying team
Best DIY/Builders Merchant buyer/buying team
Best Pet category Buying team
Knights Garden Centres
Pets at Home
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
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