Customers voting for Christmas at garden centres GTN Bestsellers Analysis
Customers are voting for Christmas at garden centres across the country as volume sales continue to rise above all previous years...
The GTN Bestsellers Christmas Products Top 50 index has been up on last year for seven of the nine weeks we’ve been monitoring Christmas sales and is cumuatively 14% up on last year at record total volumes of any of the last eight years.
In previous years Christmas footfall hasn’t necessarily added to other sales in centres, however, for most of this season, despite the very wet weather we’ve had, that has not been the case. Take last week for example, Garden Products were up by 41%, Growing Media up by 43%, Wild Bird Care up by 22% and Plants up by 24%.
With real Christmas trees coming into stock the biggest Christmas weeks are still ahead of us. Let’s hope customers keep on voting for Christmas at garden centres past December 12th!
GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year (week 47)