Has Summer come at last? GTN Bestsellers - week 21
In what we hope was the last week of not very good spring/summer weather, garden centre sales dipped again and were, as expected, considerably lower than the same week last year when there was massive demand in the first full week after Lockdown #1.
Overall sales were 29% down on last year, held up by plants which were 24% down, whereas garden product and growing media sales were down by 56% and 54% respectively.
The arrival, at last, of warmer weather will encourage people back out into their gardens so we should see an uplift of sales over the coming weeks. After this late start to summer proper, how long will the season go on for? Answers on a postcard please to: firstname.lastname@example.org
GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week in 2020: week 21.
Garden Products Top 50 – down 56%
Growing Media Top 50 – down 54%
Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – down 54%
Wild Bird & Wildlife Care Top 50 – down 50%
GTN Bestsellers All Sales volumes compared to the same week in 2020: week 21.
All Plants with Barcode index – down 24%
All Items with Barcode index – down 29%
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