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Grovewell grows to four with Hamstreet from Wyevale
Recently sold Wyevale Garden Centre to be renamed
Wyevale Wellingborough to become Landscaping Centre
Plans to knock down another former Wyevale centre and build homes is blocked
Record Christmas week sets the scene
Dobbies grows sales following management shake up
King to step back from full-time Terra Firma role
First glimpse of industry leading campaign
Glee at Spring Fair exhibitors reveal plans for 2019 event
SBM Life Science markets Green Velvet grass seed brand
Dean’s Garden Centre celebrate their 50th Anniversary
RHS partners Heathcote & Ivory for beauty products
Horticultural company delivers Christmas trees to North West vibrant destination
International horticulture firms work to tackle plastic waste
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Robins rock the GTN Bestsellers chart
All time record for Christmas sales
Growing media sales drop off in November
Autumn plant sales equal with last year
Wild bird care sales suffer in mild winter
Help Perennial share some goodwill this Christmas
Millennials drive Plantpak Terrariums growth
Second edition of Garden Trials and Trade on 11-13 June 2019
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Wyevale sells Enfield…who will be next? Now we have the answer
Breaking News: Wyevale Garden Centres agrees sale of Wellingborough and Wolds View
GCA reveals Christmas competition winners
Ransomware attack at Blue Diamond - Customer data not affected
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Perrywood wins gold in FreeFrom Eating Out Awards
Casual Dining expands its menu, with a record 220 exhibitors for 2019
Commercial Kitchen 2019 plans for biggest show yet
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All time record for Christmas sales


The last week of November 2018 (week 48) was an all-time record for sales volumes in the GTN Bestsellers Christmas Top 50 chart, just pipping the previous record set last year by 1.5%.


However, for November as a whole, the GTN Chart index shows Christmas sales at 10% below last year.  If we continue to avoid snow in the final run up to December 25th then that deficit could be easily turned around.


Highlights were:

  • Albert Premier Chocolate Gold Coins in Net 75g are the highest re-entry at No 5.
  • Lindor Lovers Advent Calendar is a new entry at No 30.
  • Playwrite have two more products in the Top 50; their Light Up Christmas Spinner with Neckcord comes in at No 35 and their Christmas Paper Chains are at No 44.
  • Pet Christmas products are increasingly popular this year. The Petface Small Plush Christmas Carrot Toy is a Top 50 new entry at No 42.

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