In This Issue
The lockdown gardeners – who are they and how do we keep them?
When it rains... sales fall. Garden centre business as normal...
Fire & water - Woodlodge adds to product line-up for 2021
#millionplantingmoments as plant sales stay strong
Christmas grows by 21% with chocolate as the topping
Tong applies for planning permission for a second site
Firm acquires intellectual property of Internet Gardener
Royal visitor to Food Hall at Squire’s Frensham
Homebase launches UK’s first ‘Green Aisle’ to help shoppers make environmentally friendly choices
GCA members plan for a successful Christmas
Clear ‘N’ Collect combines functionality and sustainability for the most advanced rake yet!
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Rosebourne sign up Whalley and Ormrod
Planting in pots and houseplant care drive sales
Visors out sell facemasks in garden centres - updated
Wild weather boost for wildlife
Darlac appoints Business Development Manager
HTA’s Ornamentals Management Committe welcomes new appointments 
The best of last week's
Christmas gets off to a flying start – up 71%
Garden centre sales up 30% in September
Garden centres must work in partnership with suppliers
Blue Diamond interim results show resilient performance
The birth of a brand: Woodlodge’s new Honey & Wild range to ignite sales of garden décor in 2021
Retirement Village plan submitted for Solihull garden centre site
Garden Centre Photo Tours
Haskins Snowhill re-opens after £15m re-vamp
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All the latest news from the world of pet products
Winners of the PATS Telford 2020 New Product Awards revealed
Pet and garden store chain commits to the high street
Mars Petcare to drive seasonal sales with festive additions
Team Beco recruit dogs to sniff out River Thames litter
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Christmas grows by 21% with chocolate as the topping

Christmas sales increased by 21% week on week in the GTN Bestsellers Epos data but fell 30% short of last year’s levels for the week. Some centres have started Christmas earlier, but as many are opening later than last year so we’ll have to wait for few weeks to get a better like-for-like comparison.


At the top of the GTN Christmas chart a Christmas chocolate line moves up to No 1 and eight other Christmas chocolate lines feature in the GTN Top 50.


Highlights of the week were:

  • Lindt Teddy Bear 10g moves up one place to be the No 1 Bestselling Christmas line.
  • Lindt Children's Advent Calendar moves up 5 places to No 10.
  • Lindt Mini Snowman 5 Pack 50g climbed the most places up the chart moving from No 49 last week to No 26 this week.
  • Koopman 10 Warm White Battery Operated Led Acrylic Star Lights were the highest new-entry for the week at No 9.

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