Garden centre volume sales for June are up year on year, with a week of sales data still to add. After just three weeks the GTN Bestsellers All Sales Index shows total volume sales to be 5% ahead of the whole month last year.
And that’s happened despite all other retail opening on the 15th June. Many people were fearful of the effect all other retail would have on garden centre sales, but actually, more people being out and about shopping has resulted in increased socially distanced footfall and sales.
With garden centres being regarded as the most safe places to shop, perhaps this increase in sales can continue through July and into August, provided there are supplies of plants and products. Well done to all who are getting products through to garden centres. If garden centres have it in stock this summer, they are very likely to sell it. Keep up the great work!
GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 25
• Garden Products Top 50 – up 49%
• Growing Media Top 50 – up 55%
• Wild Bird Care Top 50 – up 4%
• Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – up 256%
GTN Bestsellers All Sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 25
• All Plants with Barcode index – up 41%
• All Items with Barcode index – up 39%
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