HTA garden centre sales figures show August up but year still well down

August garden centre sales were up three per cent but year to date sales are still 10 per cent down, according latest HTA figures.

Image: HW
Image: HW

July sales fell eight per cent.

HTA marketing director Andrew Maxted said: "While it is too early to talk of ‘green shoots’, there are grounds to hope that the UK economy is through the worst.

He added: "The response to our Plan it, Plant it autumn campaign has been extremely positive and there are hopeful signs that the nation is venturing back into its gardens and into garden centres."

GCA figures put August at five per cent down and year to date sales at a similar level.

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