Bad weather knocks the gloss of promising start
After the excitement of the first two weeks of the year the good old weather closed in last week to knock the gloss off a promising start to 2018.
Plant sales and Garden Product sales were up on the same week last year despite the drop off in footfall caused by the inclement weather.
As our graph below shows, sales are likely to continue at low levels through into February, but are you ready to make the most if Spring comes early?
Remember Derek Bunker’s call for a Happy Spring campaign – it will be if the weather is right and your plants, garden products and other departments are looking great!
GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year...
- Garden Products - up 15%
- Growing Media - down 10%
- Veg-2-Gro - down 18%
- Wild Bird Care - down 33%
- All Plants Index - up 12%
- All Items Index - down 2%
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