Dobbies reports sales of bird-care products up a third

Sales of bird-care product increased by almost £200,000 compared to last year according to figures released this week by garden retailer Dobbies.

Sales of bird-care products up. Image: HW
Sales of bird-care products up. Image: HW

Sales of the products rose by 34% from £584,887 in 2009 to £782,505 in the 12 months to December 2010 with bird-food  ranges being the highest growth area.

Seed and nut sales rose by 2% with pellets and suet balls seeing a 47% increase within that category, according to the retailer. Bird feeder and feeding station sales also increased by 22% while sales of bird tables went up by 10%.

Neil Fishlock, head of horticulture and gardening at Dobbies said:

"We are a nation of bird lovers and it is wonderful to see people throughout the UK continuing to purchase bird feeders and food to help birds and wildlife through the winter months, especially as snow continues to fall across the country."


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