The future for retail is green. For more than 45 years, Glee has been nurturing the art of garden retail and has become the premium destination for garden and outdoor living inspiration, bringing the British, European and International markets together to the UK. Glee offers the unmissable opportunity to network with the entire industry face-to-face. Attracting visitors from garden centres as well as independent and multiple stores, online retailers and garden designers, Glee offers a unique platform to connect with purchase-ready buyers.
Who will you meet?
Glee attracts more than 7,800 visitors, with 75% having sole or joint purchasing responsibility with a combined annual budget of £1.7b among Glee buyers. Glee attracts highly transactional, quality buyers and visitors from multiples and independent garden centers, high street and department store, online retailers, supermarkets and destinations.
The UK garden center retail market has been shaped by its resilience to many factors but continues to grow and innovate. The garden products sector remains a sizeable and an important part of UK consumer spending that is estimated to be worth £5.7 billion according to the 2017 Garden Market Analysis Report, and AMA research predicts this will grow by two per cent per year between 2018 – 2022. Over the years, Glee has also diversified its offering to become the destination for the entire garden and outdoor living industry where professionals can discuss the newest trends, discover the latest innovations and grow their business.