This week’s GTN Bestsellers headline EPOS data analysis only includes two of the three Bank Holiday weekend trading days and as we reported on Monday, that appeared to be the best of the three.
Last week’s data also compares with the week that had the Bank Holiday Monday in it too, so as with Easter, direct comparisons are not possible.
Star performers from a volume point of view, as the weather heated up, were plants. The week was the highest so far this year for plant sales and the increase of 20% year on year for the week puts year to date plant volumes at only 7% behind last year.
A few more weeks at that level and plants will be ahead of last year, but there are some big targets from last year to be beaten along the way.
GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year (week 18) Garden Products - down 1% Growing Media - up 10% Veg-2-Gro - down 8% Wild Bird Care - down 34% All Plants Index - up 21% All Items Index - up 10%