Klondyke sales four per cent up on 2007

Klondyke chairman Bob Gault has said like-for-like sales at his 23 garden centres are four per cent up on 2007.

However, they are said to still fall well short of budget targets. "We're grateful for small mercies in difficult times," he said. Gault added that big-ticket items such as garden furniture and barbecues have suffered most because of the credit crunch and poor weather. Meanwhile, coffee shops have helped make up the shortfall.


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