All it took was one week of relatively good February weather for gardeners to get out to centres to make their essential gardening purchases and we saw sales volumes bounce back up to normal levels for this time of year.
Of course the make up of those sales are very different to previous years without the usual impulse gift sales we normally see when cafes and restaurants are open.
While the GTN Bestsellers All Products sales index got near to last year’s total for the week, just 9% down, growing media sales were up by 53%, Veg-2-Gro lines up by 46% and wildlife and wild bird care sales up by 27%.
Growing media saw the biggest week on week growth of 451% as the better weather combined with Early Bird offers that were snapped up by gardeners wanting to get growing.
The recent snow and cold weather will no doubt set things back but it’s good to know that when the weather is right gardening gets going!
GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 5.
- Garden Products Top 50 – down 4%
- Growing Media Top 50 – up 53%
- Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – up 46%
- Wild Bird & Wildlife Care Top 50 – up 27%
GTN Bestsellers All Sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 5.
- All Plants with Barcode index – down 24%
- All Items with Barcode index – down 9%
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