Posted: September 30, 2021
This year's Glee trade fair was a difficult one to predict, we expected a much lower than usual footfall for the show, but much to our delight, the show was probably the busiest show we can ever remember. This is testament to the support of the garden industry retailers that we were able to experience yet another busy event. There was major interest being shown in the company's products for the 2022 season as well as the future plans and strategies. Garland has already seen £5.4m in growth over the past 12 months and 2022 looks set to continue in a similar way. This year has been a very difficult year for all suppliers and we have so much to do to ensure we stay on top all the extra business. Garland/Worth Gardening are a proud UK manufacturer making over 65% of their products in their own factory in the West Midlands. The company will be investing heavily for 2022 with a brand new trade focused website due to launch before the end of 2021, as well as a new warehouse management system to ensure fast and efficient order picking and packing.
Posted: September 29, 2021
The launch of over 25 new products accompanied by 54 other items not previously exhibited, and the chance to announce the company’s positive plans for the future are the key reasons for Garland Products return to Glee in 2021.
Exhibitions have been an important element of Garland’s marketing drive for many years and commenting on the return to Glee, the company’s sales director, Mark Dedman said “The opportunity to meet with our many loyal customers and also potential customers is not to be missed. The fact that Glee did not take place last year means that we will be showing 80 items not previously exhibited. It has been a highly successful year for Garland but not without its pressures due to shortages in basic raw materials and associated transport problems. Despite the difficulties, we have achieved a massive 66 per cent growth in sales. As a result, we are already increasing our staffing numbers again for next season and will be investing in brand new warehouse management software over the coming months as well as opening a new customer showroom. Glee will give us the opportunity of discussing these progressive plans face-to-face with visitors to our stand.”
Garland Products Limited – Hall 8, Stand D30/E31
Product launches for 2022 will include a new range of decorative trellis for plants, comprising three plastic options and three designs of metal trellis each in four sizes. These will help add style and support to the growing trend in houseplant sales as well as being suitable for outdoor pots and planters.
There will also be three new Premium brooms and a Premium dust pan and brush that are ideal for tough outdoor jobs. A new product called Little Sprinklers is being added to the company’s ever popular Garden Basics range. It consists of a pack of two bottle top waterers. Another new item for 2022 is a red 5lt watering can, which joins the other four it
Impressive sales growth helps James Worby Agencies scoop award in only second year as Garland sales agentPosted: August 31, 2021
In only its second year as a Garland Products sales agent, James Worby Agencies has scooped the Garland Products coveted ‘Sales Agent of the Year’ award. James Worby and his team, Ollie Bedborough and Kevin Goodchild, achieved an impressive 89.8 per cent growth in sales of garden care and DIY products in the South East area with still five months of trading remaining in the year.
James is pictured (right) with some of the 25 new products being launched at Glee this year by Garland Products. Also in the picture is Mark Dedman, Garland’s sales director.
The award was presented at Garland’s two-day sales conference, held this year on 19th and 20th August at Hockley Heath in the Midlands. The runner-up in the ‘Sales Agent of the Year’ was John Ducker who also achieved a significant sales growth in Cambridge, Norwich, Suffolk, East Anglia and surrounding areas. Andy Looby, who covers the Midlands areas, repeated his last year’s third placing.
Following the sales meeting, Mark Dedman said: “It has been a highly successful year for Garland Products, and our dedicated team of sales agents covering the whole of the country has played an important part in our continued sales growth. During the sales conference our agents were acquainted with the new product ranges being launched at Glee in mid-September on Stand D30/E31 in Hall 8. These include new decorative trellis, a Little Sprinklers watering device, flexi tubs, rotary line cover, bistro set cover, watering can and brooms. Over 50 other items not previously exhibited will also be on show. Our new introductions will give Garland an excellent springboard for the 2022 season.”
The Garland Products Group specialises in the manufacture of plastic injection moulded products, all of which utilise 100 per cent recycled or recyclable plastics, including the product’s packaging. The company supplies a wide range of pro
Posted: June 30, 2021
Garland is continuing its expansion plans as they unveil their new Trade Show Room at their Kingswinford manufacturing and distribution facility. Garland have invested heavily over the last few years, especially in product development, and infrastructure and 2021 has been no different. Garland Products opened a brand new purpose built warehouse facility in 2020 and as part of that expansion, a new trade showroom was built ready for the launch of the 2022 new products. The new showroom is available for trade customer visits which can be arranged directly with the sales office or via your local sales agents. The unveiling is a further step in the continuous expansion and completes yet another stage in the company's growth. We look forward to welcoming visitors over the coming weeks and months.
Posted: March 31, 2021
Unprecedented growth is still continuing at Garland Products/Worth Gardening. The current situation of stronger than usual sales, coupled with major supply shortages is adding to the already difficult situation across the industry. Cardboard supplies have been incredibly tough to maintain as well as other simple raw materials, all coupled with longer shipping times around the globe and staff shortages due to self-isolations. With all of these factors at play, this season is already proving to be the biggest challenge the company has ever faced in its 55 year history. So many companies face challenges over the years, but never have so many been faced all at once. With all of the stock demands from our customers as well as the difficulties in the supply chains, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend all new customers for the foreseeable future. Commenting on the situation, sales director Mark Dedman said: “The relentless demand from the consumers is adding just unmanageable pressure on our entire operation. The Covid lockdowns have created over 3 million new gardeners and if they all want just one single seed tray each, then there is no way the industry will cope. We lost 25% of our work force in January, as they were in some form of self-isolation period as Covid continued to wreak havoc around the country, so service delays have been inevitable. Therefore we have taken the very difficult decision to stop any new customers as we have to focus our energy and stock availability to our long term customer base. Our stocks are good at the moment, but long lead times are meaning that customers are trying to grab more stock each order, this will result in stock shortages further down the road if the supplies cannot keep up with the demand. We will continue to monitor the situation and we hope to return to normal service levels as soon as possible. Many suppliers are facing the same issues and as supplies run out, the demand increases as customers look f