The GTN Bestsellers All Products Sales Index shows August garden centre volumes to be a massive 20% up on last year and even higher than May sales were in 2019.
Normally, an increase in August sales wouldn’t be significant as it’s usually one of the quieter trading months of the year, but, within the epos data analysed by GTN Bestsellers every week we’ve seen massive increases in growing media, garden care products, pots and plant sales.
That all indicates a new style of gardening that just keeps on growing. Some believe it’s new gardeners buying through the summer because no one told them they can’t, others say it’s a result of planterias and centres being full of stock as growers and producers catch up on sales.
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GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 35
Garden Products Top 50 – down 10%
Growing Media Top 50 – up 49%
Wild Bird Care Top 50 – down 20%
Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – down 15%
GTN Bestsellers All Sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 35
All Plants – up 5%
All Items – up 9%
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