Record temperatures in July have been matched with record garden centre total sales for the month.
Analysis of garden centre Epos data for GTN Bestsellers shows July 2019 was 22% up on 2018, 1% up on the previous July high set in 2015 and 6% higher than the 9 year average for the month.
After July’s record performance, garden centre sales for the year to date are now 3.6% up on last year and 1.1% up on 2017. How many other areas of retail are in that position? It appears 2019 is going to be yet another good year.
GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year (week 30) Garden Products - up 41% Growing Media - up 15% Wild Bird Care - up 8% Veg-2-Gro - up 3% All Plants Index - down 3% All Items Index - up 29%