Christmas and clothing behind overall sales uplift for garden centres in week to 27 October

Garden centre sales rose three per cent in the week to 27 October compared to the same week in 2012, with Christmas and clothing leading the uplift, according to figures supplied to Horticulture Week.

Christmas was up 15 per cent, clothing was up 20 per cent, food was up two per cent, gifts was up eight per cent, outdoor plants was up one per cent, pets was up four per cent and catering was up two per cent.

Books were down two per cent,  craft was down one per cent,  sundries was down 12 per cent, and houseplants was down two per cent.

Last week's third quarter Gross Domestic Product figures showed a growth figure of 0.8 per cent. This is the third consecutive quarter of growth.

Recent Garden Centre Association figures showed September Christmas sales were up 12 per cent and year to date sales are up three per cent.


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