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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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Experienced Field Sales Agent (Commission Only)
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
Situations Vacant
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New highs for Christmas?
Exclusive GTN Xtra Garden Centre Epos data analysis


Are we heading for another record Christmas sales period? As sales climb towards the Christmas peak, last week’s sales volumes in the GTN Bestsellers Epos data were up by 15% on last year, and 2019.


Plants and Christmas were the star performers again, with Veg-2-Gro also seeing a significant increase year on year. The milder November weather may well have been a key factor in encouraging people out to garden centres last week, but with many Christmas events happening over the coming weeks it appears garden centres will once again be the shopping venue of choice for Christmas.  


As the GTN Greatest Christmas Awards judges get out on the sleighs to visit nominated centres we’re looking forward to seeing you all.  If you’ve not made your entry yet please email today to make sure you get added to the list.


GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week in 2020: week 46.

  • Garden Products Top 50 – down 9%
  • Growing Media Top 50 – down 2%
  • Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – up 53%
  • Wild Bird & Wildlife Care Top 50 – down 2%
  • Christmas Top 50 – up 12%

GTN Bestsellers All Sales volumes compared to the same week in 2020: week 46

  • All Plants with Barcode index – up 7%
  • All Items with Barcode index – up 15%

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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