Floradecora’s success story: Christmas-tree growers, Arbodania, find new customers in the furniture and grocery sectors

In January of this year, Messe Frankfurt launched its new market place for fresh flowers, plants and ready-made flower arrangements. Floradecora plays its part in helping the wholesale floristry sector acquire new target groups and enter new markets – above all from the broad, heterogeneous group of buyers at the concurrently held Christmasworld, the leading international trade fair for seasonal and festive decoration. Arbodania was amongst the first exhibitors to come on board. The Danish company is one of the leading growers and exporters of Christmas trees and decorative firs, specialising in the marketing of high quality Nordmann firs. Michael Schnor, the company’s Managing Director, had no qualms in signing up early for Floradecora, “because the concept, linking as it did with Christmasworld, appealed to us from the very beginning.” Christmas and fir trees go hand in hand, so that, in his view, no explanation is necessary.

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DJ Turfcare to launch RHS range at Glee 2017

DJ Turfcare – one of the UK’s most formidable suppliers of lawn care products – is excited to announce that at Glee 2017 (11th – 13th September, NEC Bimingham) the company will be officially launching its RHS endorsed range of chemical-free lawn fertiliser products.
Made up of MO Bacter, Bio-Lime and Recovery, the range – created by Belgian lawn care experts, Viano, and distributed by DJ Turfcare in the UK – marks the first lawn care range of this type to receive endorsement from the Royal Horticulture Society.  
At Glee, retailers visiting the DJ Turfcare stand will be able to find out more about the products on offer. Glee will also mark the first time that retailers will see the newly designed packaging that will support this new RHS endorsed range. Featuring a prominent RHS logo, the packaging has been designed to entice consumers at the point of purchase. 

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EPOS Makes VAT Calculation Easy for Garden Centres

“Calculating VAT can be complex for garden centres – especially if you try to sell sunflower seeds.”  That’s the message from Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) specialist CSY Retail Systems, who is helping retailers to understand how to accurately record the VAT rates on their products.
“Edible seeds such as sunflower seeds are zero-rated, which means consumers aren’t charged any VAT – but not always, as it depends on the intent.  If the seeds are packaged or promoted as wild bird food, the seeds are no longer zero-rated and reverts to the standard rate,” explains Ross Pierrepont, Managing Director of CSY.

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