In This Issue
Hillier buys John Browns Garden Centre from Wyevale
August serves up a treat for garden centre sales
Thieves use recovery truck in broad daylight car theft at garden centre
Simplicity and consolidation...that's the message from Durstons
Did you know we sell Duracell Batteries?
Glee exhibitors showcase progress towards planet-friendly future
Vitavia set to distribute Janssens greenhouses in UK
Re-branding gets under way at Podington
Heathlands at Wokingham makes it sweet 16 for Squire's
From railway arch to houseplant paradise...
GCA sees record numbers of new members join
Evergreen Garden Care readies Glee launches
Nursery's violet gin goes on sale
DCF funded student makes headway in agapanthus pest project
STAX acquires its long-standing hardware supplier
More novelties to view at Netherlands plant fair
Water company offers gardeners tips on how to save water
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More good news for garden product sales
spoga+gafa – not just a trade fair
Growing media sales thrive as activity continues
Weather and footfall pushes Wildlife sales up
Summer season for plants comes to an end
Hawkesmill offers anemone collection for late summer colour
The best of last week's
Webbs buy Cheltenham and Blue Diamond buy Bridgemere Garden Centre and Nursery
Wyevale sell Findon to existing manager and announce closure of Rayleigh
Katie Blake stockist wins 5-star Barbados holiday
Hot July sets garden centre sales records
Metaldehyde ban reversal won't hold back demand for natural slug controls says supplier
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Garden Centre Photo Tour - RHS Wisley New Plant Centre
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Hot July sets garden centre sales records


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%


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