Blue Diamond confirms purchase of new garden centre

Blue Diamond announces today that it has acquired Harlow Garden Nurseries just outside London off the M11 to take the group to 18 centres.

Managing Director Alan Roper said: "We are very excited about Harlow Garden Centre. The previous owners have created a strong gardening offer and we intend to build on that foundation so that the centre can realise its full potential as the destination garden centre of choice for north London and the surrounding area."

He added: "This acquisition forms part of Blue Diamond’s strategy aimed at achieving significant growth over a five-year period. The strategy is based on growth through both acquisitions and also on the redevelopment of the Company’s existing sites, which will create an enlarged estate of substantial garden centres, focussing as before on the AB1 customer delivering a point of difference in the retail environment and product offering."

Festival and Trentham Garden Centres were redeveloped in late 2015 and early 2016 following the  launch of Redfields Garden Centre in 2014, with Derby and St. Peters Garden Centres scheduled for refurbishment in summer 2016 and early 2017 respectively.

Blue Diamond announced record profits this week.

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