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Rise in home and garden businesses trading online

Date: July 30, 2020

Category: Industry news

Rise in membership proves that the nation’s homes have been their castles during lockdown with substantial sector growth year-on-year

More British SMEs than ever are trading online in the Home & Garden sector, according to the latest figures from GS1 UK.

Since the start of the year, more than 1,000 companies in the Home & Garden space have signed up to become members of GS1 UK, with over 200 signing up in June alone.

COVID-19 has forced us to think differently about how we shop and many SMEs have had to pivot their business in creative ways to respond. There has been an expansion of online hubs such as Mighty Small, where communities of SMEs have been brought together to offer variety to the consumer like never before. This is made possible by expertise from community founders such as Young Foodies; technology that is now more flexible and easy to deploy; and the quality data that GS1 UK can help its members generate.

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