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12 days of Christmas voting to decide who is The Greatest Christmas Garden Centre team of 2017
Christmas sales peaks still to come
Fire-hit garden centre gets planning permission to rebuild
Chris Pateman appointed Chair of Horticultural Trades Association
Bridge Farm Group submits plans for major new site
Heavenly Hellebores – Thompson & Morgan World Exclusive
Visiting economist at Bank of England to speak at GCA conference
Patio Black Spot Removal Co provides a unique ‘beauty treatment’ for tired terraces
Retailers ordering the Baby Bio gift displays are increasing the Christmas basket spend
Notcutts Woodbridge to rebuild Santa's grotto after fire
Haskins Ferndown donates toy reindeers to hospital
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Winds of change for garden products
The gift of wild bird care
Another record week for Christmas
Festive plants on hold
Grange to showcase top products at Jewson Live
Plant care app smashes its crowdfunding target – by 137%
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Christmas sales peaks still to come


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:


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%


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