The summer bonanza for garden centre sales continues with the GTN Bestsellers All Products Index showing a 3% week in week increase to be 33% up on last year.
With a whole week still to go the GTN Index for July is only 3% down on the whole month for last year and higher than the whole month total for 2018, 2017, 2011 and 2012. Next week we will be able to report on yet another sales record broken since garden centres were able to re-open.
Core gardening continues to be the main driver for volume sales, with records also being set for Garden Products, Growing Media, Veg 2 Gro and All Plants.
It will be interesting to see if making the wearing of face masks compulsory on Friday 24th July makes a difference to footfall and sales. Sales of face masks in garden centres are certainly on the up! See the GTN Xtra e-mail newsletter for details of bestselling face masks featuring in the GTN Bestsellers EPoS data: www.gardentradenews.co.uk
GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 29
• Garden Products Top 50 – up 22%
• Growing Media Top 50 – up 110%
• Wild Bird Care Top 50 – down 8%
• Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – up 125%
GTN Bestsellers All Sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 29
• All Plants with Barcode index – up 29%
• All Items with Barcode index – up 33%
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