// Dobbies sales rose 51% to £252m in the 53 weeks to March 1
// On a like-for-like basis, sales increased 6% during the period
// Underlying EBITDA rose by 39% to £25m
Dobbies Garden Centres has reported a sales rise of 51 per cent to £252 million in the 53 weeks to March 1, 2020.
On a like-for-like basis, sales increased by six per cent during the period.
The group also increased its underlying EBITDA by 39 per cent to £25 million.
“We have a clear strategy for growth at Dobbies and we are encouraged by the progress made during FY19/20,” Dobbies chairman Andrew Bracey said.
“The business has continued to demonstrate its resilience as we navigate the challenges of Covid-19.”
During the period, the group acquired 31 new stores.
It now has 69 garden centres nationwide, the largest of which is in Morpeth.
Dobbies chief executive 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.”