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What Dobbies wants from suppliers

Dobbies chief executive officer Graeme Jenkins and chief financial officer Debbie Harding will address BHETA members in the next of the trade association’s popular retailer networking webinars. A large attendance is anticipated for the event, taking place on Tuesday, April 5 at 11 am.

Graeme and Debbie’s 20-30 presentation will cover Dobbies’ background history, its new ownership and Wyevale purchases, and its store refurbishment programme. The duo will also discuss the impact of Covid-19, frustrations with ERP and payment issues, current trading and their future vision for the business. Importantly, they will talk about opportunities and what Dobbies wants from suppliers.

Above: Let's Celebrate is one of the Spring Summer 2022 trends from Dobbies Garden Centres. The garden centre chain and housewares stockist has set out several trends that are reflected by its outdoor living ranges, including Slow Living and Contemporary Country Casual Dining.
Above: Let’s Celebrate is one of the Spring Summer 2022 trends from Dobbies Garden Centres. The garden centre chain and housewares stockist has set out several trends that are reflected by its outdoor living ranges, including Slow Living and Contemporary Country Casual Dining.

 

Dobbies Garden Centres was founded James Dobbie in 1865 and is now the largest garden centre operator in the UK with 74 stores nationwide.  The company is privately owned and employs around 4000 people.

“Dobbies is a much talked about player in the garden centre sector and the opportunity to speak to the company directly should not be missed,” states BHETA’s marketing manager, Steve Richardson.

* While this is a BHETA member-only event, non-members who would like to attend can contact Seema Grantham, BHETA’s sector manager for housewares and small domestic appliances on 07946 078566.

* To register for the BHETA webinar with Dobbies, visit the BHETA website www.bheta.co.uk and follow the link or contact Rajni in Member Services on rk@bheta.co.uk.

 

Top: Natural Zen is one of the outdoor living trends for Spring Summer 2022 at Dobbies Garden Centres.

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