In This Issue
Woodlodge win Choice Marketing Sundries Supplier of the Year Award
Wyevale Chairman backs a strong future for independent garden centres
Neudorff signs exclusive distribution agreement with DLF Seeds
September ends tamely but still the best since 2014
Stanmore and Woking win Squire's group's garden design 'friendly'
Chelsea Gold Medal garden finds new home at Eden Project
Glee 2019: sustainability and retail theatre drive optimism
'Audience with Milly Johnson’ event raises £850 for Tong GC's charity of the year
Santa's on his way...on a bus, carriage, classic car... and a fire engine
Promote the wellbeing benefits of autumn gardening
Spare a thought for the bats this Hallowe'en
Glee’s owners rebrand as Hyve
GIMA confirms two Knowledge Exchange Workshops for its autumn schedule
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Garden products see September growth for first time in six years
Squire's stage 'plantathon' for World Mental Health Day this week
Wet weather hits plant sales
Chief plant officer to update nurserymen on plant health programme
Growing media sales suffer in the rain
Pooh tells the story of Christmas
Foundation with £100k scholarship heritage urges colleges to get on board
The best of last week's
September heading for a record high
Dobbies now offer a free plastic pot and tray return service
Perrywood celebrates its first birthday at Sudbury
Blue Diamond donate £6,000 to the Rose Society
New Horticulture Manager for HTA
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Garden Centre Photo Tours
Garden Centre Photo Tour - RHS Wisley New Plant Centre
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September heading for a record high
GTN Bestsellers Analysis

September garden centre sales are set to hit record levels this year if we have a good last week of the month.  After three weeks the GTN Bestsellers All Products Index is 7% up on last year and the best first three weeks of September since 2014.


Last week saw year on year sales increases for most areas of garden centre sales including plants which were up for the week for only the second time since March.


GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 38


•           Garden Products Top 50 – up 11%

•           Growing Media Top 50 – up 56%

•           Wild Bird Care Top 50 – up 10%

•           Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – up 19%

•           All Plants index – up 19%

•           All Items index - up 22%


As Christmas opens in more and more garden centres across the country, next week GTN Bestsellers will publish the first full Christmas Bestsellers chart of the year.  To get your copy of the GTN Bestsellers Christmas Top 50 every week you can subscribe using this link.


In the meantime, here are the Top 10 Christmas products from the GTN Bestsellers Epos data for week 38, the third week of September 2109:


1.  Playwrite Christmas Magic Elf Door - 5016064100636
2.  History & Heraldry Angel/Snowman Hanging Decoration - 886767124810
3.  Lang Boxed Christmas Mugs, 3 Assorted - 739744130499
4.  Playwrite Plush Woodland Friends - 5016064101428
5.  Lang Christmas Message Coaster Red - 5055034705334
6.  Suki Angel Personalised Hanging Decoration - 5053154290020
7.  History & Heraldry Personalised Christmas Storybook - 9781780707419
8.  Playwrite Christmas Plush Elf 28cm - 5016064092689
9.  Armitages Dog Advent Calendar - 5000239103911
10. Premier Taper Dinner Candles Red Or Ivory - 5053844106617


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