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Online retail sales hold steady in March

Online retail sales hold steady in March

Despite the upcoming end of lockdown and promise of in-person shopping, online retail sales continued to show strong growth in…
Squire’s financial results encouraging despite a challenging year

Squire’s financial results encouraging despite a challenging year

Squire’s Garden Centres has reported a drop in turnover for the year ending 31 July, which the group says is…
Record breaking sales month in garden centres for GARDENA

Record breaking sales month in garden centres for GARDENA

Despite garden centres still being closed in some areas in the UK, March 2021 has been a record breaking sales…
Garden centres see big boost in furniture & BBQ sales in February

Garden centres see big boost in furniture & BBQ sales in February

The Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) recent Barometer of Trade (BoT) report for February has revealed furniture and barbecue sales at…
Appetite for gardening remains strong despite a cold February, according to HTA report

Appetite for gardening remains strong despite a cold February, according to HTA report

The Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) Market Update report for March shows national sales of garden/gardening categories were 69% up in February 2021 compared…
Online retail maintains strong start to the year

Online retail maintains strong start to the year

With the strict lockdown still in place, online retail sales held strong in February, rising by +69.5% Year-on-Year (YoY). That’s…
Dobbies reveals impressive FY19/20 sales

Dobbies reveals impressive FY19/20 sales

Sales soared at Dobbies for the year ending 1 March 2020. Dobbies Garden Centre Group’s Annual Report and Financial Statements…
Garden centre food hall and farm shop sales stay positive in January

Garden centre food hall and farm shop sales stay positive in January

The food hall and farm shops category within garden centres saw positive sales during January (2021) according to the Garden…
Record-breaking January sees highest online sales since pandemic began

Record-breaking January sees highest online sales since pandemic began

Last month recorded the highest online sales since the pandemic began at +74% Year-on-Year (YoY) – and the highest January…
Whartons Nurseries partners with Joy of Plants for webshop image library

Whartons Nurseries partners with Joy of Plants for webshop image library

One of the UK’s largest grower of roses has this month partnered with a plant information company to offer its…
Does your team cross sell?

Does your team cross sell?

Asking your team to cross sell is a fantastic tool to increase the average basket spend. With a few carefully…
How you can encourage upselling from your staff

How you can encourage upselling from your staff

Upselling. It?s a key task in retail to generate extra revenue, and raise the average basket spend. But how much…
Can you increase sales by suggestive selling?

Can you increase sales by suggestive selling?

Suggestive selling is a technique used to convince customers to add more items to their shop. ? This gives the…
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