Day: 21 May 2021

Garden Centre industry weathers the covid storm

GIMA Director, Vicky Nuttall writes: I’m writing this column as the UK takes another tentative step along the roadmap to Covid recovery, when wider social contact with family and friends has started to return and many hospitality businesses can once again welcome customers indoors. This is a really important milestone and I can’t be alone …

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Retail sales took a welcome leap in April as confidence returns

Retail sales volumes grew sharply in April 2021 according to latest figures from the ONS, with a monthly increase of 9.2% which reflected the effect of easing coronavirus restrictions, including the re-opening of all non-essential retail from 12 April in England and Wales and from 26 April in Scotland. Non-food stores provided the largest contribution …

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