40% increase for Trebaron's garden centres

Trebaron's garden centres in Newton-Le-Willows and Maghull in the North West saw a 40 per cent increase in daily takings thanks to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Father Christmas appearing at the stores.

The centres are run by Trans Continental, which makes Suntime and Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen-branded garden furniture.

Group marketing manager David Jones said:

"Both centres had a massive response from the public. Our centres are having a good time this Christmas. We've not seen a slowdown. Footfall is good although people are buying smaller items."

Jones said that Dobbies, Wyevale and Littlewoods catalogues will stock the Llewellyn-Bowen range, which was launched at Glee.


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