Christmas lifts garden centre sales

Garden centre sales rose again in the week to 3 November in comparison to the same week last year, according to figures supplied to Horticulture Week.                                              
Aquatics was up 10 per cent, books were up four per cent, Christmas was up 30 per cent, clothes were up 45 per cent, craft was up 20 per cent, food was up 25 per cent, sundries were down one per cent, gufts were up 25 per cent, houseplnats were up one per cent, outdoor plants were up 20 per cent, pets were up 20 per cent and catering was up 25 per cent.
Overall sales were up 23 per cent per cent, with Christmas making up a fifth of sales altogether.

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