Garden centre festive sales up by 20 per cent in week to 20th October

Christmas sales at garden centres were up by more than a fifth in the week to 20th October compared to festive sales in the same week in 2012, according to figures supplied to Horticulture Week.

While festive sales were up 20 per cent on the same week last year, overall garden centre sales were up eight per cent for the same period.

Other categories which saw an increase on 2012 were aquatics, up one per cent, gifts up three per cent, outdoor plants up five per cent, clothing up 30 per cent, craft up two per cent, food up 12 per cent, and restaurant up eight per cent.

By contrast, sundries were down 12 per cent on last year, houseplants were down two per cent, pets down one per cent and books down 10 per cent.


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