Garden centre sales volumes, as measured in the GTN Bestsellers Epos data, nearly got back to parity with last year for the first week if July, missing by only 2%.
Compared to the average for the same week every year from 2011 to 2019 sales were 24% up, keeping up with our suggestion there is at least a quarter more gardening going on this summer.
Now, with the Met Office long range forecast saying “there is a greater chance of warmer and drier than average conditions overall” next week, and then for the rest of July and August “there is a chance of conditions being warmer and drier than average overall” we could be in for a bumper summer as people make the most of their outdoor spaces.
GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week in 2020: week 27.
Garden Products Top 50 – down 22%
Growing Media Top 50 – down 16%
Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – down 64%
Wild Bird & Wildlife Care Top 50 – down 14%
GTN Bestsellers All Sales volumes compared to the same week in 2020: week 27.
All Plants with Barcode index – down 2%
All Items with Barcode index – down 2%
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