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Lockdown #3 creates the slowest start to the year, but Veg 2 Gro sales are up
Exclusive GTN Bestsellers Epos data analysis

Sales in the first week of the year were 68.5% down on the same week last year as Lockdown #3 took effect, according to the weekly garden centre EPOS data analysed by GTN Bestsellers.


The only sector, as recorded by GTN Bestsellers, that showed any year on year improvement was Veg 2 Gro where seed sales exceeded last year's levels by 11%.  Could this be the first indicator of a bumper year for grow you own activity?


GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 1

  • Garden Products Top 50 – down 63%
  • Growing Media Top 50 – down 29%
  • Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – up 11%
  • Wild Bird & Wildlife Care Top 50 – down 52%

GTN Bestsellers All Sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 1

  • All Plants with Barcode index – down 72%
  • All Items with Barcode index – down 68%

The weather was also a contributory factor to the decline in gardening sales with Wild Bird care product sales volumes outselling Growing Media for the first time in over a year.


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