Are garden centres a panacea from election blues? GTN Bestsellers Analysis
Garden centres appear to be the ideal place to get away from all that Election and Brexit “stuff” and a refuge away from the very wet weather.
In the spring wet weeks and weekends cause a severe dip in sales, but last week was the second week in succession that total volme garden centre sales have been up by 13% on the same week last year. And that is despite all that rain!
At this rate, as the election gets nearer and more customers look to garden centres for escape and a warm winter treat we could be looking at a bumper November for all sales and especially Christmas.
GTN’s Christmas Top 50 index is now running at 12.5% up year on year and the increase in footfall to visit wonderful Christmas displays is also driving increases in Garden products, Growing media, gifts and food. We’ve also nioticed a significant increase in the sales of Toys & Games this Christmas season.
GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 45