Florists, garden centres and pet shops: dynamic shopping outlets
In 2015, in France, 13,200 companies were specialised in the retail sale of plants and pets. The sector generates 6 billion euros in sales revenue, a figure that has increased sharply over the past 15 years. Most of these companies employ zero or one worker, and operate on a selling surface of less than 100 m². Those with 10 employees or more earn 60% of their total sales revenue in the sector. Sales margin and employee expenses here are higher than those in other specialised non-food retail merchant sectors.