The Garden Centre Group SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of The Garden Centre Group with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

The Garden Centre Group

Parent Company

Terra Firma


Garden Centre


Experience Gifting

Tagline/ Slogan

The Gardening Club


Catering to all the gardening needs; be it products or services



People interested in gardening

Target Group

Housewives/other people interested in gardening


Catering to all the gardening needs; be it products or services

SWOT Analysis


1. A large chain of 140 centres
2. Online order and distribution facilities
3. Owns a few of the garden centres with the highest sales per customer due to the knowledgeable staff providing excellent service
4. Group owns 17 of the top 100 Garden centres as per the Gardener’s world magazine


1.  Seasonality of the market
2.  Food and beverage offering in the cenres are not upto the mark as per few customer reviews

3.  Frequent change in ownership is affecting the management


1.  Weather proofing the business by adding more restaurents in the Garden chains

2.  The portfolio of garden centres they have are difficult to replicate due to site unavailability.
3. Increasing presence in local communities through investments in charities


1.  Unpredictable weather in the UK critically influence sales
2.  DIY chains pose a potential challenge as they have expertise to develop stronger portfolio of own labelled goods
3.  Dramatic improvement in retail standards among garden multiples



1. Dobbies
2. Nottcuts
3.  Klondyke



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