In This Issue
‘Closing down’ signs appear outside garden centres
Garden Pride Marketing – New Ranges!
Vitavia greenhouses bring life to your garden
Behind-the-scenes video of Resolva Pro Weedkiller TV ad
Reasons to be Cheerful - Parts 1, 2 and 3
GIMA announces new council at AGM
Garden industry digs deep for Garden Re-Leaf
Homebase Lincoln faces the Bunnings axe as Consultants are called in
Allensmore Nurseries invest to protect the environment
It's 'go, go, go!' for Red Bull F1 at Poplars
British Garden Centres looking for sales to flow
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Haskins centres name their charities of the year
Guide answers outdoor furniture flammability questions highlighted by LOFAssured scheme success
Thrive forms new partnership with The Pot Company to launch ‘Anniversary Planter’
Perennial revives its traditional Festival Dinner
The Floralies International Flower Show, Nantes 2019, gains AIPH approval
Registration for Orchid Inspiration Days in the Netherlands has opened
Kyle’s dissertation contributes to a study published in BioControl Journal
The best of last week's
Fire destroys Strikes Stokesley Garden Centre
Garden centre manager jailed for stealing more than £30,000
Gardman "able to provide a basic service and provide it very well" from Kings Lynn site
Can we catch up by the end of June?
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Can we catch up by the end of June?


Having to close on Easter Sunday, right at the end of month didn’t help sales at all, which meant that the GTN Bestsellers All Product Sales index for the month was lower than 2013, 35% down on March 2017 and 32% down on the average for March between 2011 and 2017.

We now have 10 weeks to make up sales before the summer lull that usually starts in mid June. 


Parity with last year for April, which included Easter, and then plus 15% during May and June, would put sales at 1% up year on year at the end of June.  Time to dust off all those summer promotional plans!


GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year (week 13)

  • Garden Products - down 52%
  • Growing Media - down 52%
  • Veg-2-Gro - down 62%
  • Wild Bird Care - down 42%
  • All Plants Index - down 40%
  • All Items Index - down 35%

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