Day: 4 January 2022

Outdoor Living fuels Garden Centre sales

Outdoor living items continued to come out top in the Garden Centre Association’s Barometer of Trade (BoT) for November (2021) – beating Christmas for poll position (December 2021). The Association found that furniture and barbecues were up 59.97%, boosted by the ongoing trend for alfresco entertainment, which has become an all-year-round event. Chief Executive, Iain …

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Price rises to accelerate as we head into the New Year

The British Retail Consortium has reported that shop price annual inflation accelerated to 0.8% in December, up from 0.3% in November. This is above the 12 and 6-month average price decreases of 0.9% and 0.3%, respectively. Following November’s rise, this is the second time that prices have risen since May 2019. Helen Dickinson OBE, Chief …

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