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Glee at Spring Fair new product winners

This year five products were selected, recognised for their unique designs, saleability and innovative approach to bringing to market products that will drive profits in the coming seasons.

Twenty-four new product entries were deliberated upon by the judges at Glee at Spring Fair but only one could be crowned the winner of the inaugural New Product Showcase.



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12 February 2018

This year’s New Product Showcase was judged by Mike Cook of Choice Marketing, Steve Myatt, MD of Garden Retail Success; Simon Bourne of Perrywood Garden Centre, and Neil Gow, owner of Fresh at Burcot.

The first product selected and taking home ‘fifth place’ is the Fast Fix Hook & Loop Tape from Creative Products. This tape offers a quick and easy way to secure plants, branches and young trees. Durable, waterproof, flexible and soft, it’s quick to fit and delicate on tender plant material.

Fourth place was rewarded to the Redwood Gazebo from River Co. Handmade in the UK using the finest FSC certified redwood, the gazebo features louvre walls, a tongue and groove upgrade, and is perfect for use as an outside bar or gazebo cover.

Woodlodge’s Bespoke Pot Service scooped the third-place runner up prize. A simple, yet effective concept, this new service sees the UK market leaders provide customers with bespoke printed terracotta pots. Available on terracotta pots of all sizes, customers can print logos, images or slogans onto the pots, creating a visual feast and a personalised pot offering.

Just missing out on the title of ‘winner’ was Pouff Daddy’s Extended Curve. At 1.8m in length, fully waterproof and UV stable, this perfect pool side lounging cushion is available in three colours – included the hottest colour around ’rose gold’ – and comes with a lifetime stitch guarantee.

But it was Jardinopia Ltd who scooped this year’s top prize with Potty Feet. A new approach to pot feet, these resin feet come shaped in a variety of shapes such as squirrels, dogs and gnomes.

Glee at Spring Fair New Product Showcase winners - Potty Feet. Photo: Hornby Whitefoot.

Glee at Spring Fair New Product Showcase winners – Potty Feet. Photo: Hornby Whitefoot.

Choice Marketing’s Mike Cook, said of the winners: “Potty Feet is a fab idea. It’s a new take on a traditional product, but done so in a way that is fun, and will have mass appeal. It’s an exciting product, and even more so when you consider that Jardinopia launched just five months ago!”

Matthew Mein, Event Director for Glee, said of the winners: “Congratulations to all the winners of this, the inaugural Glee at Spring Fair New Product Showcase. The quality of product on display are of the highest possible standard and demonstrate the breadth of products on offer from Glee at Spring Fair exhibitors.

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