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Easter records broken e

Easter trading in 2022 broke all records according to the garden centre Epos data analysed by GTN Bestsellers.

ALL EPOS PRODUCTS INDEX

WEEK-ON-WEEK

YEAR-TO-DATE VS 2021

YEAR-TO-DATE VS 2020

YEAR-TO-DATE ATE VS 2019 019

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The Easter fortnight in 2022 was 3% higher than Easter 2021, 31% higher than the average for all Easters between 2011 and 2019 and even beat the previous record high recorded by GTN Bestsellers

+23.6%

for volume sales in 2011. That record wasn’t in sight k but b t after the first Easter week last week saw the highe hestt week’s k volume sales ever recorded re d d b by GTN Bestsellers, even en n beating b t th weeks the k when centres es re-opened d in 2020 and that mem morable bl week k in 2018 when the seaso son finally got going after a long cold d and a wet spring. p g.

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+7.7%

+79.9% +22.6%

Volume sales movement ment compared to last week and year to date across ross all garden centre sales in the GTN N Bestsellers EPoS database.

Y Year on year comparisons below: b low: below GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week we in 2021: wk 16 G d Products Garden d Top p5 50 – up 9% G Growing Media d Top op 50 – up 37% V 2 G Top Veg-2-Gro p5 50 – up 49% W ld Bird Wild d&W Wildlife Top 50 – up 22%

GTN Bestsellers B All Sales volumes: wk 16 All A Plants with Barcode Index – up 43% Al All Items with Barcode Index – up 32%

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New Product of the Week

With the long Bank Holiday at the start of June on the horizon we’re starting to see quite a few Platinum Jubilee related products appearing in the GTN Bestellers Epos data. These Royal Spectacle ‘Jubilee Hip Hooray Recyclable Napkins’ caught our eye. From Talking Tables they have a super sustainability story, as instead of using plastic wrapping they are packed in a card outer with an extra napkin at the front of the pack to keep the rest clean. ‘One is totally recyclable.’ The napkins are part of a range of Jubilee Party products, including paper bunting plates, balloons and paper chains. www.ttalkingtables.c co.u uk

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