Swan are proud to be supporting the HTA Garden Retail Monitor (GRM) which lets garden centres compare their sales performance with regional and national averages.

When trade is down it helps you see if there are any issues, or whether most garden centres are all in the same boat.  You can also see strengths and weaknesses in your business, and use the data in business plans or in discussions with banks.

If you’re a UK garden centre with an EPoS system, you can use the GRM.  You need to give the HTA information about the department structure in your EPossystem and fill out a registration form with details of who you want to be able to see the reports.  The HTA then sort out data transfer with your EPos provider, and data is automatically submitted into the system every week.  Once that’s done, you’ll be able to log into your online GRM report and run bench marking reports to your heart’s content.  No having to type data in, no hassle, it’s that simple!