// Dobbies acquires Johnsons Garden Centre located in Boston, Lincolnshire.
// Johnsons Garden Centre will close on April 19 and will re-open as a Dobbies store on April 30
Dobbies has announced the acquisition of Johnsons Garden Centre located in Boston, Lincolnshire.
Staff will be retained in the change of hands and rebrand of the store, which will take the total number of Dobbies sites to 71.
Johnsons Garden Centre will close to the public from April 19 and will re-open as a Dobbies store on April 30.
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“We are very pleased to acquire Johnsons, it reflects our continuing ambition to grow Dobbies having more than doubled the business since we acquired it in 2016,” Dobbies chairman Andrew Bracey said.
Dobbies chief executive Graeme Jenkins said: “We are delighted to welcome the team at Boston to Dobbies and over the coming weeks we will be investing in the store to bring it in line with our format.
“This acquisition comes shortly after the opening of our second little Dobbies store in Bristol and we look forward to announcing more new stores in the near future.”
Johnsons Garden Centre managing director David Isaac said: “I am delighted that Dobbies Garden Centres will be taking over Johnsons, bringing with them a wealth of experience in garden centre retailing.
“They will undoubtedly take the business to the next level. I wish everyone prosperity and happiness as the new owners make their mark and continue to nurture garden centre retailing in the area.”