From minus 50% to plus 2%, growing media feeds the gardening bug
Growing media sales continue at a pace unseen for this time of the year, pushing the year to date sales in the GTN Bestsellers database up to 2.3% ahead of last year despite zero sales being registered during the seven weeks of Lockdown 1.
That means volume sales have caught up all of the lost sales during lockdown and some. Remember, those centres that operated delivery and click and collect services sold huge volumes back in April and May too.
Thirty of the Top 50 lines in the GTN chart increased their sales last week at a time of year when normally growing media sales are dwindling every week and the sales area gets less attention due to Christmas.
We’ll see from next week’s data whether any of these increases were down to people stocking up in advance of lockdown or whether the demand continues.
Highlights of the week were:
Westland Gro-Sure All Purpose Compost & 4 Month Feed 50 litres was the highest climber up the chart, moving up to No 12.
Evergreen Horticulture Tub & Basket Compost 75 litres re-entered at No 27.
Strulch Organic Straw Mulch 100 litres also re-entered at No 28.
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