Sales soared at Dobbies for the year ending 1 March 2020. Dobbies Garden Centre Group’s Annual Report and Financial Statements reveal a total sales increase of 51% to £252m for the Group and its subsidiaries. Like-for-like sales grew by 6% and underlying EBITDA was up 39% to £25m. In the same 53-week period, Dobbies acquired 31 new stores.
Chairman, Andrew Bracey, said: “We have a clear strategy for growth at Dobbies and we are encouraged by the progress made during FY19/20. The business has continued to demonstrate its resilience as we navigate the challenges of COVID-19.”
Chief executive officer, Graeme Jenkins, said: “During FY19/20 Dobbies delivered a robust performance through a period of significant change. I would like to thank all of our team members for their support and commitment. In line with our strategy, we are continuing to grow and invest in Dobbies. This includes in our garden centre network, our customer offer and our team.”