Saturday, August 18, 2018
Travis Perkins update

Wickes takes on 900 new colleagues from B&Q in recruitment drive

Wickes is set to take on 900 new colleagues who have lost their jobs at rival B&Q.
Homebase job cuts

Homebase axes 303 jobs as new owner begins turnaround

The new parent company of Homebase has announced plans to slash 303 head office jobs in the next two weeks.
carpetright update

Carpetright plunges to £70.5m loss as it powers on with CVA

Carpetright has swung to a loss in its 2017-18 year, just weeks after it launched a CVA,

Steinhoff shareholders sue Deloitte for “serious” failures

Steinhoff’s shareholders have sued its auditor Deloitte for damages for giving carrying out an unqualified audit.
PerfectHome

Embattled rent-to-buy retailer PerfectHome up for sale

PerfectHome has put itself up for sale as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) continues to pile pressure on rent-to-buy schemes

DFS founder’s Fabb Sofas falls into administration

Furniture retailer Fabb Sofas has fallen into administration after citing an inability to “meet payments as they fall due”.

700 roles affected as B&Q overhauls sales process

B&Q has begun consultations with 700 workers who are set to be affected by sweeping changes made to its sales process.
Ikea plastic

Ikea commits to single-use plastic ban by 2020

Ikea has announced a global commitment to remove all single-use plastic products by 2020.
Carpetright CVA

Carpetright secures £60m equity raise for CVA

Carpetright has secured 92% of the £60m lifeline it needed to raise through a share issue.
Arlo & Jacob managing director Nick Wasey

5 Minutes With Nick Wasey, Managing Director, Arlo & Jacob

We met Arlo & Jacob MD Nick Wasey to learn more about how the business has evolved and grown, as well as plans to expand.

Feature Resource

The retail CMO’s guide to Christmas 2018

Things are tough in retail right now. Administrations, Amazon, CX, AI, a weak pound...it's a lot. But we’re here to spread some Christmas cheer. The retail...