William Sinclair trading slightly ahead of projections

Gardening products supplier William Sinclair said customers replacing plants damaged during the extreme winter helped trading to nudge slightly ahead of expectations for the six months to 31 March.

William Sinclair reports buoyant trading in early 2011 - image: HW
William Sinclair reports buoyant trading in early 2011 - image: HW

The spring growing season started well, the company reported, adding that it expected Easter and the additional bank holiday this month to bolster demand.

Two acquisitions made last year - the decorative aggregates business of Monro Horticulture and the assets of garden care products group Growing Success Organics, have integrated well, the company said.

"The board remains confident that the horticulture industry is recession resistant and William Sinclair's market leading products will continue to perform strongly," the company said.

Interim results are due on 1 June.


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