How much is the ‘extra’ full weekend before Christmas effecting sales? That was the question being asked around garden centres last week.
Christmas sales set another record and overall sales are there or thereabouts in year on year comparisons, but everyone is thinking that the peak weeks are still to come as the way Christmas falls there are three full weekends left between now and Christmas Day rather than the two full weekends last year.
How do you feel the extra weekend before Christmas will impact on sales?
Do you think you’ll be busy on December 23rd and 24th or will your customers have finished everything by then? Let us know by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year... Garden Products - down 18% Growing Media - down 18% Wild Bird Care - down 7% Christmas Products - up 25% All Plants Index - down 5% All Items Index - down 3%