Garden Product Retailing - UK - June 2018
“The outlook for garden products retailers is tough, as competition intensifies, both in-store and online. B&Q will build on its strengths as a place where novice gardeners can get something to cheer up their plots easily and will pick up market share because of the disruption at Bunnings-owned Homebase. Meanwhile large garden centres will continue to differentiate by creating attractive leisure destinations, while maintaining expertise, good choice and quality in their garden departments. Argos will benefit from opening outlets within the larger branches of its owner, Sainsbury’s and Sainsbury’s will benefit from greater exposure of its ranges within the Argos website – this will particularly benefit sales of garden furniture and tools. The charge of the value sector will continue, led by B&M and The Range as well as the discount supermarkets. Plus, more online presence, particularly for fresh plants, will entice more shoppers away from stores.”
– Jane Westgarth, Senior Retail Analyst
What is the outlook for shopping online for gardening goods?
Which retailers will be the winners and losers in 2018?
Restaurants are a significant way for garden centres to differentiate