March 22, 2018


HTA Board statement on Chairman -

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Popular garden centre raises more than £4,500 for Dorset Mind -

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Charlie Dimmock Opens Squire’s in Woking -

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Media statement from The Garden Centre Association regarding Gardman -

Monday, March 19, 2018

Kyle creates customer Plant Health Information Pack -

Monday, March 19, 2018

HTA introduces Recycling Scheme for members -

Monday, March 19, 2018

Garden centre group brings back popular competition to ‘Name the Rose’ and see it sold across centres -

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Gardman warehouse fire: Man arrested in arson inquiry -

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

From The Archives: If you build it… April 2016 -

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Thieves ransack garden centre in Darwen Lancashire -

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Webbs Wychbold up for ‘Food Hall of the Year’ award -

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Garden centre bosses expand plans to make site ‘vibrant destination’ for North East -

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Fire at Daventry garden centre supplier warehouse -

Monday, March 12, 2018

Smart Garden announces winners of the Sales Manager of the Year Award -

Monday, March 12, 2018

Hassle-free paving treatments with new start up Block Blitz -

Friday, March 9, 2018

A look to the future at the Garden Press Event 2018 -

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Gardman launching new Marie Curie products this year -

Thursday, March 8, 2018

RDA creates contemporary cafe for family-run garden nursery -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

A new-product experience for all the senses at Tendence 2018 -

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Green Digit expands SeedCell range to three different products -

Tuesday, March 6, 2018


Profits wilt at Dobbies Garden Centres

Dobbies profits fall
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Dobbies Garden Centres suffered a fall in profits during the year to 26 February, a period which included the sale of the retail chain by its former owner Tesco.

Now owned by a group of investors led by Midlothian Capital Partners and Hattington Capital, Dobbies posted a pre-tax profit of £8.4m in its latest financial year on revenues £151m. That compared to £14.5m on turnover of £153.7m the previous year.

In accounts now filed with Companies House, Dobbies noted that the sale of the business in July 2016 included special dividends of £7.5m paid to Tesco as part of the process. The sale resulted in a restructuring that led to the disposal of £165.5m of property that was then leased back by Dobbies.

Headquartered in Edinburgh, Dobbies has 35 garden centres across Scotland, England and Ireland. It employs nearly 2,800 people.

Footfall across its network of stores was down 1.2 per cent on the previous year, and garden centre transactions were 2.8 per cent lower. Restaurant transactions were 0.7 per cent higher.

“The company’s underlying financial performance is expected to continue throughout the next financial period and it is anticipated that the current performance levels will be maintained,” directors said in the accounts.

In May of this year, the garden centre chain signed an agreement with Speciality Stores, a subsidiary of Ocado, to “improve the online offer for our customers”.


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