New highs for Christmas? Exclusive GTN Xtra Garden Centre Epos data analysis
Are we heading for another record Christmas sales period? As sales climb towards the Christmas peak, last week’s sales volumes in the GTN Bestsellers Epos data were up by 15% on last year, and 2019.
Plants and Christmas were the star performers again, with Veg-2-Gro also seeing a significant increase year on year. The milder November weather may well have been a key factor in encouraging people out to garden centres last week, but with many Christmas events happening over the coming weeks it appears garden centres will once again be the shopping venue of choice for Christmas.
As the GTN Greatest Christmas Awards judges get out on the sleighs to visit nominated centres we’re looking forward to seeing you all. If you’ve not made your entry yet please email firstname.lastname@example.org today to make sure you get added to the list.
GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week in 2020: week 46.
Garden Products Top 50 – down 9%
Growing Media Top 50 – down 2%
Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – up 53%
Wild Bird & Wildlife Care Top 50 – down 2%
Christmas Top 50 – up 12%
GTN Bestsellers All Sales volumes compared to the same week in 2020: week 46
All Plants with Barcode index – up 7%
All Items with Barcode index – up 15%
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