Mother’s Day provides a good boost to overall sales
Mother’s Day provided a good boost to overall sales this year with good sales of houseplants, planted arrangements, other gift items and of course catering sales. The GTN Bestsellers All Product Sales Index was up 21% on the same week last year.
Some centres reported long queues for their restaurants on Mother’s Day.
“We were serving glasses of Prosecco to our customers while they were queueing,” Jon Kitchen from Beckworth Emporium told GTN this week.
“Even with that it was a record day for us, and we even had a better than usual Monday too with some of our customers spreading their Mother’s Day celebrations into this week.”
The inclement weather meant gardening sales are still to get growing, but with all this footfall so early in the year things bode well for the rest of the year.
Suppliers are certainly looking forward to a good one. A survey of members by GIMA revealed an expectation of 10% growth this year. They must know we are in for a year of great weather!
GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year...
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- Garden Products - down 4%
- Veg-2-Gro - down 6%
- Growing Media - up 22%
- All Items Index - up 21%