Strong Christmas sales topped a good December for garden centres

Garden centre directors have reported strong December sales with Christmas up for some by as much as 40 per cent.

Squires was up 12 per cent in December and 22 per cent between Christmas and New Year.

Hillier like-for-like December total sales were +10.6 per cent year-on-year. Like-for-like Christmas sales were 40 per cent up year-on-year.

Blue Diamond managing director Alan Roper said: "December trade was strong, which means we were very pleased with our overall trade and have ended the year above budget for 2015."

Klondyke managing director Bob Hewitt said: "The sale period since Christmas has been buoyant."

See more in HW 8 January.

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