In This Issue
Sales up by 49% compared to previous nine years, despite being closed for Easter Sunday
Thanks a million to you all from Peter Seabrook
Derek Bunker adds his thanks to suppliers for "their efforts throughout this amazing period in garden centre history"
Easter thank you to growers, manufacturers & distributors from British Garden Centres
Hozelock unveils new sprayers range for 2021
Plymouth Garden Centre installs WinRetail system
Hamac Trading offers complete display solution to make Christmas special
Garden Centres re-open in Scotland... and it snows!
Wildlife Trusts call for immediate end to peat sales
Immediate ban on peat use unrealistic, says HTA
March sales break all records
East Yorkshire garden centre sells for £1.5m
Dobbies unveils Spring advertising campaign
Wyevale Nurseries sees record sales in all sectors
Plant sales soar to record high
National Plant Show 2021 postponed
Blue Diamond Group announces exclusive partnership with The Soil Association
Flymo and Gardena partner with Evergreen
Ball Colegrave introduces 2021 Autumn Portfolio
Bradstone launches first low carbon paving range
Scatter seeds for a brighter year ahead, says Seedball
Garden centre invests in leadership skills training
Inside Outside... A New Beginning for the garden market - Read GTN's March Issue on-line now
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
GIMA Charity Golf Day returns this summer
Garden centre chef fakes invoices totalling more than £14,000, court hears
Garden reunions set the pace for product sales
Mad March sales for growing media
Wild Bird Care up by 11%
PlantSavers deliver more than just plants
D-Grade Fibre trays extended
Haddonstone recognised in leading industry awards
The GIMA Awards are back!
George brings the first-ever RHS kids’ clothing line to Asda stores
Royal Horticultural Society calls on public to help map sweet chestnut trees
The best of last week's
Garden centres report busiest ever day as gardens are the focus for family re-unions this week - More comments added
Suez Canal blockage causes further delays for garden furniture
Cherry Lane acquires Langford Garden Centre
little dobbies opens its doors in Bristol
DJ Turfcare responds to Monty Don’s call to stop mowing our lawns
Barton Grange Christmas 2020 - Exclusive GTN Xtra Photo Tour
Squires Badshot Lea - Christmas 2020
Perrywood at Christmas 2020 - with correct photo gallery now...
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
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All the latest news from the world of pet products
Interpet launches new LED lighting range to make fish shine and aid plant growth
Major pet companies book stands at PATS Telford
Vet charity urges pet owners to be vigilant over Easter
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March sales break all records
Exclusive GTN Bestsellers analysis


Last week saw many centres reporting their busiest days and weeks ever, and with high volumes of furniture and BBQ sales being seen in the GTN Bestsellers Epos data, turnover will most certainly have set new records for the month, as did sales volumes.


Last week wasn’t quite a new record week for sales weekly sales volumes. Sales totals of several bank holiday weeks in previous years still sit higher. Provided supplies of plants and product hold up to demand it won’t be long before they are broken.


Veg-2-Gro sales have really taken off this year. Sales were not only double last year, but also double the average for the month since 2014.


Please note for the next seven weeks these year on year comparisons are vs 2019 as garden centres were closed for Lockdown #1 in 2020.


GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week in 2019: week 13.

  • Garden Products Top 50 – up 31%
  • Growing Media Top 50 – up 49%
  • Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – up 66%
  • Wild Bird & Wildlife Care Top 50 – up 1%

GTN Bestsellers All Sales volumes compared to the same week in 2019: week 13.

  • All Plants with Barcode index – up 20%
  • All Items with Barcode index – up 24%

See the full GTN Bestsellers Top 50 charts, compiled from garden centre Epos data every week, with a years subscription to the printed newsletter for only £145.00 using this link.

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