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Breaking News: Wyevale Garden Centres agrees sale of Wellingborough and Wolds View
Wyevale sells Enfield…who will be next? Now we have the answer
Get smart in your café with Taylor Made Designs
Ransomware attack at Blue Diamond - Customer data not affected
GCA reveals Christmas competition winners
Prongcroft brings fresh approach to garden care
‘Christmas’ compensates for poor Black Friday week
Peckish encourages 11.5 million people to Love Every Bird
Castle Gardens wins national Christmas Competition
Tong lights up Christmas with award-winning displays
Greenfingers to have show garden at Chelsea 2019
Bringing 'Smart' labels to the industry
Trade associations join forces to stage post-Brexit event
Communications award win for commercial nursery
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All change for garden product sales
Bark and mulch provide highlights for garden media
Popular Christmas hanging decorations top of the tree
Trees and shrubs give light to Black Friday
New scholarship for ‘green’ student horticulturists
GIMA Knowledge Exchange Workshop ‘Key Account Management’
Theme Plantarium 2019: “Green Fits All”
Kent & Stowe sell the sizzle
The best of last week's
Who are the latest businesses to take on former Wyevale centres?
Thetford centre in fake banknotes scam
Can Hansa Animatronic Reindeers save Christmas?
Four weeks to make or break the year
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Four weeks to make or break the year


With only four weeks left until Christmas the industry is waiting with bated breath to see when the expected Christmas footfall and sales rush will begin.


At present GTN Bestsellers Christmas sales index is sitting at 11% down year on year with the four potentially peak weeks still to come. 


With a fair wind, and no snow, that could easily turn into 11% up by the time Santa starts his deliveries.  That would make a great end to a challenging year.


Encouragingly while Christmas may be down gardening activity is up on the same time last year and that includes plant sales!


GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 46

  • Garden Products Top 50 – up 15%
  • Growing Media Top 50 – up 8%
  • Christmas Products Top 50 – down 22%
  • All Plants index – up 4%
  • All Items index – down 5%

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