Dobbies has launched a new foodhall offering at its Southport store. Picture by Stewart Attwood

Waitrose has opened a new foodhall inside Dobbies garden centre in Southport. 

The new facility at the store, at Bentham’s Way, now brings Waitrose’s wide range of high-quality food, drink, grocery products, and everyday essentials to Dobbies’ customers. 

Shoppers can choose from an extensive selection of products including the Essential Waitrose range; the UK’s largest own-label organic food and drink brand with Waitrose Duchy Organic; and No. 1, the very best of Waitrose.

It marks a welcome return to Southport by Waitrose, which previously operated a store on Tulketh Street in Southport town centre, before relocating to Formby. 

Customers will find a large range of chilled, frozen and store cupboard essentials from Waitrose, as well as free-from and vegan ranges and an extensive range of wines and spirits.

Southport is one of more than 45 Dobbies foodhalls across the UK where Waitrose food and drinks are due to be launched and which will bring the supermarket brand to 20 new towns and cities.

Andy Tyas, General Manager at Dobbies Southport, said: 

“The foodhall at our store is very popular and the team is really positive about Waitrose being part of the shopping experience for customers. Our existing partners will continue to be part of offering, including Lindt, Whittards, the Cook range, as well as our fresh bakery to-go. Waitrose products will be an excellent addition.”

The first Dobbies foodhall to launch with a range of Waitrose products was in Edinburgh. The stores in Ashford, Aylesbury and Milngavie launch on the same day as Southport. 

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