Christmas and indoor gardening beat the rain GTN Bestsellers analysis
Even though the wet weather of last week and the weekend deterred many from outside gardening activities, Christmas and indoor gardening had a great week which meant overall garden centre sales volumes, according to the GTN Bestellers All Epos Products index was up by 3% year on year and stays up 3% year to date.
While other sectors of retail are facing Christmas 2019 with trepidation the early indications are that garden centres are faring well. Whatever the result of Brexit over the next few weeks, garden centres look to be the place of choice for people to go for some winter cheer. Watch this space to see how the season pans out.
GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 41