In This Issue
Wyevale Garden Centres agrees sale of five of its largest garden centres to Dobbies Garden Centres
Gardman up for sale
Visit Daro this October to preview 2019 Indoor and Outdoor rattan collections
September sales just above average
Outstanding year for Job done - delivered growth as promised!
Change of ownership but business as usual for Bransford Webbs
GCA Trust sponsored delegates return from ‘inspirational’ IGCA Congress in Czech Republic
Formby nursery is blazing a trail in pot recycling
Cultivation Street's top community gardening ambassador is from Dobbies Milton Keynes
30k Sun giveaway heralds launch of FloPro classic hose reel
Family bereavment inspires £30k Dobbies defibrillator project
Continuing 'portable' garden trend set to benefit plant sales
Wildlife World generates record 60% rise in new enquiries
Kent & Stowe Dig for Victory gifts catch the eye for Christmas
Stewarts teams say goodbye hair...and hello to £5,500 for cancer charity
Jacksons 'boutique' Garden Centre celebrates 50 years
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Wild Bird Care sales see welcome increase
Zest 4 Leisure staff to take on Chester Marathon
Cyclamen sales surge ahead
Half pot sales very popular
Save the date for Perennial’s 180th anniversary party
Record September for growing media
The best of last week's
Rosebourne Aldermaston opens - GTN Xtra photo tour
When Wyevale Sudbury became Perrywood: the work behind the takeover
St Johns buy Wyevale Ashford Barnstaple
Former Gardman and Solus chief takes helm for new owners at Primrose
UK’s first recyclable pots arrive at Hillier Nurseries
Perrywood fined £104,000
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September sales just above average


Whilst garden centre total volume sales for September 2018 were 2% down on 2017, they were 2% up on the average for September over the previous seven years.


So, we didn’t quite get the Indian Summer peak we were hoping for but at only 2.8% down in total year on year a good run through to Christmas could still see total sales volumes reach parity on last year.


Next week we will publish our first Top 50 Christmas Products chart.  From the early sales data this week here are the instant Christmas Bestsellers as Christmas displays open:

  1. History & Heraldry Angel Hanging Decoration
  2. Suki Personalised Angel Ornament
  3. Suki Personalised Snowman/Snowgirl Ornament
  4. History & Heraldry Personalised Gift Box
  5. Armitages Dog Advent Calendar

GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 39

  • Garden Products Top 50 – up 12%
  • Growing Media Top 50 – up 26%
  • Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – up 19%
  • Wild Bird Care Products Top 50 – up 8%
  • All Plants index – up 12%
  • All Items index – up 1%

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