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Glee New Product Awards, hosted by GTN - The Winners
Let’s celebrate #FloralFriday tomorrow, Friday 18th September for Greenfingers
Grow your card sales the easy way ...
Garland continues its new product launch policy by adding 54 items for next season
Campingaz® New Gas Barbecue Collection
Smart Garden donates £50,000 to Greenfingers Charity
Are you ready for Glee Gathering? Just one day to go!
Garden centre wins national family business award
Perrywood plan for major re-development at Sudbury
Woodlodge expands flagship Heritage Garden range for 2021
Indian Summer gets sales back to the ‘new normal’
Plant sales set new ‘Autumn’ record
The Greener Gardening Company unveils its 2021 multibuy offering to help retailers drive volume sales
Warm welcome from Zest 4 Leisure to Virtual Glee Gathering
Yorkshire nursery invests £1m in new gardencentre
Heavyweight multimedia campaign takes Peckish bird brand to new heights
Bespoke trade show room built on site at Wildlife World
New food hall opens at Squire’s in Wokingham
Dobbies launches Christmas events programme
Recoup collaborates to lead way in UK recycling certification
World’s largest garden wildlife survey to return in January 2021
DJ Turfcare’s new Autumn Lawn Treatment back in stock
Tension mounts for Glee New Product Awards 2020
Dobbies opens award-winning butcher in Edinburgh store
Never fear, Glee Daily News is here
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Steve Harper leaves the Greener Gardening Company
Current registration status confirms the new exhibition dates of spoga+gafa
Positive shift of gardening activity
Houseplant sales bloom in July
Millions of new British gardeners take root as a result of lockdown says HTA survey
September gardening starts with a boom
Ivyline launches new online portal for retail customers
BOPP changes its name to OHAS
Veg keeps growing
Premium Christmas Trees’ trial pallets help to boost sales
Gardenex supports Government ‘bounce-back’ plan
The best of last week's
British Garden Centres make it 58 with acquisition of Thatcham
How lucky we are!
Garden centre and nursery faces uncertain future
New style of gardening just keeps on growing
Garden centre urges public to name and shame fly-tipper
It could take a decade for British nurseries to recover from Covid-19 lockdown
Glee New Product Awards 2019 - The Winners
Garden Centre Photo Tours
Haskins Snowhill re-opens after £15m re-vamp
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
Buy your subscription to the GTN Bestsellers printed weekly newsletter
All the latest news from the world of pet products
Freshen up your grooming range with Beaphar BIO Shampoo  
Ceva launches innovative new feline pheromone product
ORIJEN launches Small Breed dog food to UK market
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Indian Summer gets sales back to the ‘new normal’
GTN Bestsellers Epos data analysis

The sunshine and warmer weather of last week has seen garden centre sales jump back above the ‘new normal’ level of significantly up year on year.


Last week’s sales volumes were 32% up on last year, eight percentage points ahead of the average weekly increase since garden centres re-opened.


Core ‘new gardening’ activity drove sales with big increases for pot sales and growing media but there were also big rises for lawn care, plant care, veg plants and seeds plus record levels of ‘Autumn’ plant sales.


Last week also saw significant increases in Christmas products sold. It would appear as soon as Christmas is going on sale customers are happy to buy, despite the Indian Summer weather.


It’s a shame we can’t all meet at the NEC next week for Glee, but we’ll be bringing you the best in New Products for 2021 as we judge and present the Glee New Product Awards, virtually, of course.  See you there!


Who will be the winners of the Glee New Product Awards 2020, in association with GTN? Tune into the Glee Gathering; and see the Glee Daily News every day next week.


GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 36

•           Garden Products Top 50 – up 9%

•           Growing Media Top 50 – up 78%

•           Wild Bird Care Top 50 – up 23%

•           Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – up 42%


GTN Bestsellers All Sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 36

•           All Plants with Barcode index – up 48%

•           All Items with Barcode index – up 32%


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