The Big Three - GTN interviews Graeme Jenkins, Charles Stubbs and Alan Roper
As 2019 comes to a close the garden centre landscape in the UK has taken on a new shape post the Wyevale Garden Centres “Sale of the Century.” Instead of one group that had clear market leadership at 4 times the centres of any other group we now have three groups across the country between them operating 155 centres. Dobbies lead the pack with 69 centres and a proposition that appeals to everyone, Blue Diamond now have 37 centres aimed at their AB target market and British Garden Centres have created a nationwide chain of 49 “independently” run garden centres under the British Garden Centres banner.
Over the past six weeks GTN’s Trevor Pfeiffer has been tracking down the leaders of the “Big Three” to find out more about their plans for 2020 and beyond.
Read the interviews in the Dec- Jan issue of GTN which will arrive by post this week or read the issue now on-line using this link.