When the business became yours, where were the challenges?
In the years before I took over, I had always worked well with my father. In the process, a lot of things were already done by me and when my father then retired from the business, it was more of a formality. However, running a company alone is something else. You feel the responsibility for the whole company and especially for the employees.
The biggest challenge for all retailers and producers is the competition, especially with supra-regional retailers and large companies. We try to attract customers with tradition and quality. The offer has to be right.
Has shopping behaviour changed recently?
Due to the development of the last few years, we have noticed that some people are more aware of themselves. As a result of the fact that many things we had become accustomed to, such as travelling, were not possible, more people have rented their own garden, for example, where vegetables are grown again. Of course, because of the restrictions at the border, some new customers came to us. So our offer and the favourable prices, also in comparison with Poland, became better known.
What else do you offer besides the nursery?
In the nursery, the rose is traditionally in the foreground. Another mainstay is landscaping, where we are also active nationwide. Not to forget the floristry business. We are a supplier for Fleurop, which is very popular.