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How plant retailers reinvented themselves to survive the W Cape drought

28 January 2019 11:00 AM
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Cape Town drought
Stodels
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Gardening and plants retailer, Stodels had to relook their business model in order to survive the drought.

The Western Cape's drought affected a lot of businesses, particularly businesses that relied on water to survive like nurseries.

One of those businesses was Stodels, a gardening and plants retailer.

Nick Stodel, director of Stodels says it had to look at alternatives products to sell because plant sales had slowed down.

We sold plants that don't need water, stones and artificial grass...

Nick Stodel, Stodels director

It was a tough time and we went through it, we are seeing that people are starting to buy plants again.

Nick Stodel, Stodels director

In order to keep the business afloat during tough times, Stodel says they had to reimagine the business.

It introduced a garden centre to give their customers a good experience.

There's a sheep which is loved by visitors, a monkey and a reptile park enjoyed by children,

Nick Stodel, Stodels director

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:


28 January 2019 11:00 AM
Tags:
Cape Town drought
Stodels
Day zero

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