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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