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UK: Seed potato suppliers to retail market see 10-15% sales increase

Accord seed potatoes - image: JBATaylor’s Bulbs says seed potato sales are 10-15% up following the decision by Westland/Unwins and Thompson & Morgan to pull out of the 2018 garden centre seed potato supply market. Taylor’s director Adam Taylor says seed potato sales have started already. JBA Seed Potatoes completed the outright purchase of the Westlands/Unwins seed potato business as of 8 August 2017. JBA’s Iain Barbour said: “Yes, they will be up a good 10-15% as we supply them and we are an easy 15-20% up on last years trade with us taking Unwins over. “We have picked up trade from wholesalers and major retail outlets. (Source: HortucultureWeek)