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Sales drop after end of Lockdown 2
Over £7,000 worth of prizes to be won in GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards
Whistler Grills looks to recruit Retail Sales Manager
Plant sales below last year for first time in 27 weeks
Haskins to put team wellbeing first this Christmas  
Neudorff wins the German Sustainability Award 2021
Gardening grows Christmas cheer in tough times
Perrywood at Christmas 2020 - with correct photo gallery now...
Squires Badshot Lea - Christmas 2020
Federation webinar delivers crucial advice for UK exporters preparing for end of Brexit transition
Wyevale Nurseries donates new Mangave range to RHS Garden Wisley
Logistics firm Wincanton awarded new multi-channel contract by Dobbies
Compost supply deal for leading organic waste business
Perrywood Garden Centre raises over £10,000 for charity and ends the year with some Festive Cheer
GTN November issue now on-line
Special visitors are first to see Santa at Hillmount
Christmas product sales level out
Steady as you go for garden products
Floramedia continues to strengthen its Account Manager team
Still 30% up for growing media
The best of last week's
Is selling online the future for garden centres?
Alver Valley Garden Centre gets green light
Container issues continue to escalate at UK ports - watch ITV News Video featuring Steven Potter at Glencrest
Growing Media stars as November sees record total sales
elho demonstrates continued growth, innovation, and excellent customer support
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Haskins Snowhill re-opens after £15m re-vamp
British Garden Centres open their 58th centre at Thatcham
Barton Grange Christmas 2020 - Exclusive GTN Xtra Photo Tour
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Natures Menu donates 1,000 meals to rehoming charity
Royal Canin and wellness expert team up to tackle pet obesity
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Sales drop after end of Lockdown 2


As many expected, garden centre sales volumes did drop after all other retail was able to re-open at the end of Lockdown 2. But they only dropped to the same levels for the same week last year after setting a new winter week record at the end of November.


The drop was across the board in the Epos data analysed by GTN for the weekly Bestsellers chart. Growing media, however, was the only sector to report sales up on the same week last year.


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GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 49

  • Garden Products Top 50 – down 17%
  • Growing Media Top 50 – up 28%
  • Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – up 17%
  • Wild Bird & Wildlife Care Top 50 – down 20%
  • Christmas Top 50 – down 17%

GTN Bestsellers All Sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 49

  • All Plants with Barcode index – down 9%
  • All Items with Barcode index – static 0%

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