Does it still look, feel (smell?) and operate like a 1995 GC?
In 2005 there were NO smart phones!
The survey was carried out early in 2015 about a householders participation in and spending on gardening in 2014.
A code of 015X01 means that.01 is left on the card.But despite this image, eighty four million households are gardening, with probably a few million more good ideas for 40th birthday gifts wishing for the end result.Fortunately, the shining star of the last 5 years Food Gardening has held its own and is clearly here to stay.Gardening is clearly not capturing the consumers imagination and dollars like it used.The timing is perfect now that local is in vogue as consumers turn back to their communities.Why not speak to them about it?None the less we are actively discussing ways to reduce the environmental impact with the card manufacturers and looking into the most environmentally friendly ways that we can recycle used cards.Refunds onto the card are possible if it is still in your possession but it will take several days after the refund is processed for the funds to be available to spend again (similar to processing times for refunds to credit or debit cards).In reality the previous years numbers were an anomaly and this years report just shows garden spending returning to the doldrums of 2010 to 2012.Garden Centre Vouchers Personalised Greetings Card Next Day.Spending per household peaked at 466 also in 2002.On Average, Things Are Not Even Average.So if the whole retail sale is down and the national chains are increasing their share of a shrinking pie, it puts even more pressure on the LGC channel.
If ever there were three statistics that called for Re-Inventing Garden Retail, these are they, yet we have clung on to the same model hoping for a better economy, more housing starts, improved weather, new politicians or whatever. .
At the other end of the spectrum, the recent surge in gardening by the youngest group in the survey, the 18-34 year olds, seems to have faded.
How do I find out how much is on my card?
An edited version of this story was originally published August 10, 2015.
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