A new food hall has been opened at a Shenstone garden centre.

Dobbies has agreed a partnership with supermarket chain Sainsbury’s to offer more than 3,000 food and other grocery products.

Graeme Jenkins, CEO of Dobbies, said he hoped the new look food hall would prove popular with customers.

“This new food and grocery offer provides convenience and a wide product selection for our customers.

“A big thank you to everyone who has worked hard to bring this partnership to fruition.

“We hope customers enjoy our new look food hall at the Shenstone store.”

Graeme Jenkins, Dobbies

To mark the opening, Dobbies is offering five customers the chance to win their food hall shopping for free at the Shenstone store.

Winners will be randomly selected at the till between today (22nd January) and 28th January.

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  1. A Shenstone garden centre, desperate for additional revenue stream to compensate for a declining core business, has turned part of itself in to a supermarket.

    Remember Virgin Megastores? They started selling drinks and snacks and went bankrupt shortly afterwards. Remember British Home Stores? They started selling groceries and went bankrupt shortly afterwards.

  2. Well done hobbies. They have the insight to help local people with local shopping in store. At least it saves them going further affield.

  3. Nothing wrong with Garden Centres. I am all for them. The more people able to grow their own the better helping to reduce our carbon footprint. If only there were more green spaces available for people without gardens enabling them to grow their own. Netherstowe? The land planned for development without public consultation could have been used for such a thing as this with communal seating areas to bring people together growing their own, building relationships and helping those in need? Anything that helps Garden Centres to survive and help us to stop driving all over for whatever else is needed is to be commended. Use of imagination and creativity. Nothing wrong with that.

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