Special, simple and organic – the trends for fertilisers for the garden and balcony

Veggi fertilisers: Many garden and balcony owners, who are also vegan, don’t want to add any animal ingredients such as wool or horn shavings to their plants. – Photo: Neudorff

It is hardly believable, but the social megatrends are reflected in all areas of our lives sooner or later. They even have an influence on the fertilisers the retail sector is offering hobby and balcony gardeners. Dr. Arne Hückstädt, speaker for the themes horticulture and environment within the Industrieverband Garten IVG (Garden Industry Association), made this very clear in his lecture in the Garden Café Forum at spoga+gafa last year in Cologne. Growing urbanisation, augmented connectivity between our living environments, neo-ecology, an increased customisation of the individual societies and of the silver society – in other words: the large number of sprightly pensioners – are just some of the developments the industry is having to deal with by adapting its concepts and products.

Trendsetting: spoga+gafa is showing its trend show at imm cologne

Trend show at spoga+gafa 2018, © Koelnmesse

In September 2018 spoga+gafa provided a look ahead to the future of outdoor furniture and shading systems in an internationally curated trend show. This trend show will be presented at the next imm cologne from 14 to 20 January. The visitors will thus also have the chance to take a look at the future of garden furniture and shading systems.

Also interesting for the green segment: Merchant in E-commerce – a new skilled occupation for Germany

Merchant in E-commerce is the first merchant profession that occupies itself primarily with digital business models. – Foto: Pixabay

The commercial and buying behaviour of customers is becoming increasingly more digital. According to the Bundesverband E-Commerce und Versandhandel Deutschland e.V. (German E-commerce and Mail Order Trade Association), the online sector already recorded an 11.1 percent increase in the first six months of this year compared to the same period of the previous year. Even if it is slightly more reserved, this development towards digitalisation is also evident in the green industry.