Early indications from GCA members show year-to-date sales have climbed from seven to eight per cent ahead of 2013 on average after 11 months of the year.
Overall sales were 10+ per cent up for the month, with plant sales 10+ per cent up for November and around seven per cent up year to date. Catering sales were seven-to-10 per cent up for November and are seven-to-eight per cent up year to date. Sundries sales were two per cent up for November and around seven per cent up year-to-date.
Wylie said how the calendar fell meant the last weekend in November kicked-off Christmas in earnest and brought record days.