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Year on year sales deficit halved in four weeks

The wetter and cooler weather at the start of June took some of the heat out of overall garden centre sales, not quite setting a new record for the first week of June.  Garden product volume sales were up by 43% on the same week last year and with more furniture, BBQ and pot sales included in the GTN Bestsellers Epos data there’s no doubt that turnover will have been much higher.


That means on a year to date basis the garden products deficit has halved from 52% just before re-opening to 26% after the first week of June.


All eyes will be on the next few weeks of Bestsellers data to see if the warmer weather improved sales last week and what the impact on all shops re-opening will be after this week.  Watch this space.


GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 23

•           Garden Products Top 50 – up 43%

•           Growing Media Top 50 – up 87%

•           Wild Bird Care Top 50 – up 12%

•           Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – up 166%


GTN Bestsellers All Sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 23

•           All Plants with Barcode index – up 41%

•           All Items with Barcode index – up 35%

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