November uplift helps garden centres to 11 per cent annual gain

The HTA market report for the last quarter of 2014 has pinpointed earlier buying for Christmas as the driver to increased turnover.

Christmas product and gift sales have driven garden centres to a 11 per cent increase in 2014, after November was up 15 per cent on November 2013 and Christmas category sales were up 24 per cent in November on November 2013.

Garden Centre Association figures show Christmas sales were 23 per cent up in November 2014.

The HTA Market Update report, which is now published quarterly, monitors changes that would impact garden centre sales.


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