Bents Garden & Home bucks the doom and gloom trend recording its highest ever footfall last weekend and best week of sales.
The Cheshire-based garden and home centre saw a record 9,880 people visit centre on Sunday, December 2 and also recorded its best-ever week of sales, with takings of £679,239 for the week commencing November 26 and best-ever performing November .
Bents md Matthew Bent said of the results: "Summer was literally a wash out so it's great to be able to report such fantastic figures for the Christmas period.
"The weather obviously had a huge impact on our business over the summer months, but more than that I think it was a little bit disappointing for everyone not being able to enjoy the outdoors. It seems as though people are eager to forget about the poor summer months and the glum outlook and are just keen to focus on now and enjoying Christmas as much as possible. Our latest figures would certainly suggest this is the case."