P de Jager& Sons' sales soar 43%

Bulb wholesaler and retail company P. de Jager & Sons say their sales are 43 per cent up on last year and still rising, bucking current trends in the gardening industry.

The Maidstone-based company saw retail sales increase to 39 per cent after the new website was launched in June.

Online customers now represent 28 per cent of total retail sales.

De Jager was bought by George and Rose Clowes in May who immediately commissioned a new website, put together the Autumn catalogue and drew up a marketing plan to direct as many retail orders as possible to the new website.
 
George Clowes said: “We have a wonderful team at East Sutton.  They started the year fearful of their jobs and now it is all hands on deck and everyone is giving their very best to growing the company.  It is brilliant to see such dedication and commitment.”


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