Staycations trend could signal boom for garden retail Easter sales says Solus

Garden retailers are being warned to buy in stock now to beat a possible surge in demand over the Easter break.

Solus said retailers should think ahead, especially as the trend for stay-at-home "staycations" was still strong. It has launched new lines to the Camelot leisure and outdoor brand.

This year Camelot has extended its range of pick-up lines such as outdoor folding furniture, camping essentials, gazebos and beach must-haves, said Solus.

"With the trend of staycations expected to remain popular this year, these products could hit the spot with consumers looking to improve their outdoor space without breaking the bank."

Leisure brand manager Tony Libra said Camelot offered "vast" in-stock availability and short lead times to minimise long-term commitments to stock – a boon in hard economic times:

"With an unpredictable economic climate, long-term contracts, large orders and expensive premium products are simply not viable for many trade retailers."

Libra added the Camelot brand continued to grow and now included a new Kids’ Range of outdoor play furniture in pink and blue.

The Antique Collection tapped into the trend for ornate, weathered and vintage-inspired benches, chairs and outdoor dining equipment.

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