The first week of August sees the fifth week in a row where garden centre sales have been up on last year, an average of 18% up, according to GTN Bestsellers.
After speaking with a number of centres much of that increase is credited to the changeable, but more bearable weather. This has been encouraging more people to eat in garden centre restaurants – remember last summer many restaurants were unbearable for weeks, and that resultant increase in footfall is driving the increased sales.
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GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year (week 31) Garden Products - up 34% Growing Media - up 4% Wild Bird Care - up 26% Veg-2-Gro - up 5% All Plants Index - down 4% All Items Index - up 15%