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It’s like Christmas, only bigger!

The number of new lines selling through and being recorded in the GTN Bestsellers Epos database was on a par with the start of Christmas.  Gardeners are buying EVERYTHING they can to be enjoying their garden this summer.


As a result, despite social distancing limitations, total volume sales of products sold with a barcode were up 16% on the same week last year.  And that’s with some centres not having all departments open yet and a lot of plant sales not being able to be reported in GTN Bestsellers as they are having to go through tills on dump codes.


The GTN Index for the week was an all time record for Week 21 and only 3% behind the record high of the May Bank Holiday in 2018.


With massive new all time records being set in the GTN Growing Media, Garden Products and Veg 2 Gro charts it’s clear that there is a huge love for garden centres and gardening and that as a retail sector we are able to transact Christmas like volumes of sales even with social distancing measures in place. 


GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 21

•           Garden Products Top 50 – up 57%

•           Growing Media Top 50 – up 68%

•           Wild Bird Care Top 50 – up 54%

•           Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – up 66%


GTN Bestsellers All Sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 21

•           All Plants with Barcode index – down 3%

•           All Items with Barcode index – up 16%


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