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Vote now for the Best Buyers of 2022 - The Buyers Power List at Glee - Voting starts today
New products, Glee association with GTN. Last call for New Product Showcase entries
Impatiens Walleriana 'Glimmer Appleblossom' wins Best in Show at New Plant Awards
Have your customers singing in the rain!
Wildlife World's new products at Glee 2022
Zero In provides big opportunity for more sales of outdoor insect control products
Come celebrate 30 years in business with EKJU
Average start to June, according to GTN Bestsellers
Business as usual at Key Essentials after the untimely death of Mark Smith
Frosts in discussion with Webbs over sale of Millets Farm Garden Centre
Bumper Glee Preview in GTN June issue - read online here
Sweet Pea 'Peter Seabrook' wins Best New Plant award
Making peat free work for everyone - watch video discussion from the Glee studio
Lava-Lite named Green Start-Up award winners
Zest enables Motor Neurone sufferer to conquer Snowdon
Top gardeners take home prestigious awards
LifestyleGarden issues rallying call to retailers
Petunia grandiflora Bee’s Knees wins FleuroStar Award
Perennial joins with wholesale nurseries to launch new ‘Plant for Perennial’ promotion
Horticultural professional named Young International Grower of the Year
Award on the cards for Highfield Garden World
Bents creates new job roles to focus on its people
Encouraging customers to make the switch to peat free gardening
GTN Interviews: Steve Morgan, Zest - Nick Rubins, Cherry Lane Garden Centres
Get your copy of GTN Xtra
Petunias outsell Zonal Geraniums
Tomorite dominates
Record year for Veg-2-Gro
Average start to June for growing media sales
Fat Snax are bestsellers
Wyevale Nurseries unveils printed promotional catalogue
Shortlist announced for inaugural AIPH World Green City Awards 2022
Perennial develops ‘Support for Families’ programme amid rising cost of living
The best of last week's
Fire at Blue Diamond’s Grosvenor Garden Centre
Graf UK win at GIMA Golf Day
Dobbies expands compost bag recycling scheme across UK
Experience the Summer of Garden Love at Glee 2022
NEC + Heaven Sends Showroom = The Perfect Trip
Treadstone to follow 2021 new product award with further innovations
GROW YOUR sales...with the new Global Journey Seed Ball Dispenser
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Average start to June, according to GTN Bestsellers


While sales for the first two weeks of June have been significantly down on 2021 levels, they were 5.5% higher than the first two weeks of June 2019 and 0.3% higher than the average start to June between 2011 and 2019.  


Whilst we hear sales are slow this year, that is true compared to 2021 and 2020 but actually on par with a normal June, which given the indifferent weather and the Jubilee at the start of the month isn’t such a bad picture to paint.


Now we prepare to head off for a summer of trade shows, starting with the National Plant Show, followed by Glee and then Solex.


With garden centres having high stock levels, after all the pre-season ordering last Autumn, this year’s trade shows will be the key place to see what is really new for 2023, New products always drive sales, particularly with new customers in mind and there looks to be a lot of ‘New’ being prepared for the shows. There’s also the possibility of picking up some bargain deals as suppliers also try to clear warehouse space for next season.


We look forward to seeing you at the shows. Do come and find us around the Glee New Product Showcase and on The Stage at Glee when products are being pitched to the judges. See you there.


GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week in 2021: week 23.

  • Garden Products Top 50 – down 38%
  • Growing Media Top 50 – down 48%
  • Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – down 35%
  • Wild Bird & Wildlife Care Top 50 – down 13%

GTN Bestsellers All Sales volumes compared to the same week in 2021: week 23

  • All Plants with Barcode index – down 42%
  • All Items with Barcode index – down 31%

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