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Welcome to Inside Retail
The online destination for independent retailers. Whether you sell on the high street or online, are just getting started or tweaking the dream, you can find stories, tips, interviews and inspiration to help accelerate the growth of your business. Explore below or browse through to find content that’s right for you.
Inside Retail asked indie garden centres how they are tapping into the local community and attracting new customers with classes and events.
If you’re not using the internet to reach new customers, you’re limited to traditional marketing which excludes a large proportion of your potential customer base.
Many millennials feel about garden centres the same way garden centres feel about social media – that it’s unknown territory, a language they don’t speak, not for them.
To what extent have garden retailers taken advantage of the trend for house-plants that millennials of all ages have bought into with alacrity?
Designed specifically for small retailers, G by Grant Thornton has developed The Retail Growth Programme in partnership with Inside Retail