Dobbies enters convenience market with launch of Little Dobbies

Dobbies Graeme Jenkins new store
Dobbies has 68 garden centres across the UK
// Dobbies to launch its first small format store – Little Dobbies
// The new store will be located on Raeburn Place in Edinburgh
// It will offer a range of convenience gardening products

Dobbies has announced the development of its first small format store, Little Dobbies, which is set to launch in November.

The new store will be located on Raeburn Place in Edinburgh, and will be horticulturally focused with a range of convenience gardening products.

Little Dobbies’ offering will also be complemented by houseplants and pots; a small range of gifts; and selected seasonal ranges.


The seasonal ranges will feature Christmas items, including decorations, wreaths and hampers.

There will also be a coffee shop, offering hot and cold drinks, as well as takeaway food.

“This is an exciting new venture for our team, as we launch the first Little Dobbies,” Dobbies chief executive Graeme Jenkins said.

“The store will feature gardening essentials for city centre residents and will showcase some of the extensive ranges available at our larger stores and at

Dobbies has 68 garden centres across the UK.

In July, Dobbies teamed up with Sainsbury’s to bring a range of food and grocery products to its garden centres.

The partnership launched at Dobbies’ Edinburgh garden centre in late July, giving customers the opportunity to buy over 3000 food products, ranging from ambient, chilled, fresh and frozen produce.

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  1. Hate that Dobbies has linked with Sainsbury’s, if I wanted supermarket food, that’s where I would go. Dobbies has lost its speciality foods and uniqueness. Disgruntled Dobbies shopper no longer buying items from the food stores.


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