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UK garden centres and DIY stores expected to rake in £1.4bn over Easter

Non-essential retailers, still shut under Covid restrictions, banking on sales bonanza on 12 April, says CEBR

Britons are expected to spend about £1.4bn at garden centres and DIY stores this Easter as people splash out on improving their surroundings after months of lockdown, and as bank holiday getaways and trips to the pub remain bannedduring the coronavirus restrictions.

The Easter weekend is traditionally a highlight for retailers and hospitality venues but this year non-essential retailers in England will not be able to open before 12 April. The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said it expected this to lead to an extra boostfor garden centres and DIY retailers, which are allowed to trade.

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