Christmas and clothes boost garden centre sales

Garden centre sales for the week ending 13 October were up five per cent compared to the same week in 2012, according to figures supplied to Horticulture Week.

Categories which were down on 2012 included aquatics (one per cent), books (12 per cent), craft (10 per cent) and sundries (10 per cent).

On the up were Christmas (20 per cent) clothing (40 per cent), food (12 per cent), gifts (one per cent), outdoor plants (one per cent), pets (one per cent) and catering (five per cent).


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