Tesco now controls a 65.5% stake in Dobbies Garden Centres.

The supermarket chain said that as at 1pm on 14 September it “had acquired a total of 6,795,645 Dobbies shares, representing approximately 65.5% of the existing issued share capital of Dobbies”.

Tesco has been battling to gain a majority stake in the garden centre chain since making an offer for Dobbies in June this year.