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New highs for Christmas?
Meet the team helping companies grow, Cultiv8 Marketing
Firmans Direct seek experienced Sales Agents
Area Manager for South of England wanted by Traegar
Winter plants boost sales
Arboretum named National Retailer of The Year
Life ‘as normal’ resumes with millions still gardening
Discount retailer's shelves fully stocked for Christmas
Wyevale Nurseries launches retail plant collections for 2022
Zest running man goes extra mile for Macmillan
Garden buildings market increased despite pandemic
Dobbies gets into the festive spirit
Woodlodge to showcase 700 lines at Harrogate fair
Garden Connect: 4 new OpSuite integrated webshops & apps live
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Area Manager South England
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Sweet Christmas
Garden retailers recognised at greeting card awards
Rockin Robins
Tamsin Westhorpe appointed editor of Inside Horticulture magazine
More momentum for growing media
Investment in R&D sparks recruitment drive for sustainable decking brand 
Hillier welcomes new Sales Manager to Amenity team
The best of last week's
Elho takes top prize as GIMA Award winners announced
Picture Special of the glitzy GIMA Awards evening
Dobbies strengthens leadership team
Council grants expansion plans at garden centre
Christmas and plants – the recipe for success
A festive Christmas at Hillier
Brightening up our homes at British Garden Centres
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All the latest news from the world of pet products
Raw food firm lines up Christmas feast for pets
CASCO Pet launches new company website
DogPhone keeps ‘pandemic pups’ in touch with owners
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Christmas and plants – the recipe for success
Exclusive GTN Bestsellers Garden Centre Epos data analysis


Christmas and plants are proving to be the recipe of success for garden centre retailing this Autumn. They are the sectors that have driven the GTN Bestsellers up by 7% on the same week last year.


Christmas Top 50 sales were up by 8% and whilst plants were down by 8% on 2020 levels they were up by 30% on 2019.


The Little Dobbies at Richmond was certainly making the most of the Christmas and plants combination last weekend, using their Christmas displays to draw people in and then using plants as the prime product in front of Christmas baubles. It made for a pleasing display and was keeping the tills busy!


GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week in 2020: week 45.

  • Garden Products Top 50 – down 3%
  • Growing Media Top 50 – down 20%
  • Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – down 5%
  • Wild Bird & Wildlife Care Top 50 – down 33%
  • Christmas Top 50 – up 8%

GTN Bestsellers All Sales volumes compared to the same week in 2020: week 45

  • All Plants with Barcode index – down 8%
  • All Items with Barcode index – up 7%

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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