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Demand for garden furniture and BBQs continues into August

Demand for garden furniture and BBQs continues into August

Furniture and BBQ sales continue to dominate the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT). They were up by…
BBQs and furniture top GCA’s trade report again

BBQs and furniture top GCA’s trade report again

Gardeners keen to make the most of their outdoor spaces in July (2021) helped boost furniture and BBQ sales, according…
HTA June Market update indicates changes in consumer behaviour as lockdown measures ease

HTA June Market update indicates changes in consumer behaviour as lockdown measures ease

The Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) Market Update report for June shows that garden centre sales nationally were up 30% in May…
Garden centre customers keen to sample horticultural hospitality

Garden centre customers keen to sample horticultural hospitality

As lockdown measures continue to ease across the UK, there is no sign of the incredible growth in sales by garden centres slowing. In fact, overall sales for…
Pershore garden centre and nursery sees record sales

Pershore garden centre and nursery sees record sales

A Pershore garden centre and nursery saw the biggest sales month in its history as demand for plants soared across…
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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