Morrisons: sales of garden refuse sacks increased by 250% last week

Bradford, England, 2015-4-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons saw sales of garden refuse sacks increase 250% last week, as many British homes mowed their lawn for the first time this year according to in-house traders.

Simon Williams, Buying Manager at Morrisons said: “April’s usually well known for its showers, but the school holidays and this warm weather prompted homes to take their garden in hand.”

Compost sales also grew by 175% and bedding plant sales increased by 400% compared to the same week last year. Pansy sales increased by 25%, mixed bedding plants sales increased by 50% and Sweet Pea & Vida sales doubled.

Tom Woodhouse, responsible for bedding plants at Morrisons said: “The good weather undeniably drew us in to the garden last week and it provided great growing conditions for bedding plants.

“Demand was so strong last week that we saw enough bedding plants leave our shelves to stretch some 130km if lined up.”

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