Garden centre sales drop back to "average" after wet and cold start to May
As expected the start of May 2019 was down on 2018, but mainly due to the wet and cold weather. Up to Sunday before the Bank Holiday volume sales were 9.4% down on the same week last year, but year to date they are up by 11% and less than 1% down on 2017.
While the GTN team have been out and about this week we’ve heard that Bank Holiday Monday was better, and despite the downpours garden centre car parks were brimming.
With warmer weather forecast for the rest of the month garden centres are now hoping for a return to garden furniture sales and more peaks for plants and gardening sales.
GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year (week 18) Garden Products – static 0% Growing Media – down 9% Wild Bird Care – up 15% Veg-2-Gro – up 55% All Plants index – down 15% All Items index – down 8%