Saturday, January 16, 2021
5 minutes with Steven Montgomery, Managing Director, Somfy

5 minutes with Steven Montgomery, UK Managing Director, Somfy

We spoke to UK managing director Steven Montgomery to learn more Somfy, an online smart tech retailer.
ScS names Steve Carson as new CEO amid positive quarterly results

ScS names Steve Carson as new CEO amid positive quarterly results

ScS has revealed that former Holland & Barret boss Steve Carson will become its new group chief executive next year
Furniture Village sales up 25% despite Covid-induced losses

Furniture Village sales up 25% despite Covid-induced losses

Furniture Village has revealed a surge in sales and plans to expand its store footprint despite losses incurred during (...)
AO World encouraged by 53% surge in H1 revenue

AO World encouraged by 53% surge in H1 revenue

AO World says group pretax profit rose to £18.3m for H1. UK revenue rose 53.9% for the first half of the year, to £616.4 million. Founder John Roberts says "Now really is our time and we are investing to win and cement the change."
Pets at Home posts 5.1% rise in revenue for H1

Pets at Home posts 5.1% rise in revenue for H1

Pets at Home posts pretax profit of £38.9 million for first half of fiscal 2021. As an "essential" retailer, Pets at Home says it has adapted its operations in order to continue providing pet care with minimal disruption. Group CEO Peter Pritchard: "There is much to be optimistic about".
B&Q owner Kingfisher posts 17.6% rise in sales for Q3

B&Q owner Kingfisher posts 17.6% rise in sales for Q3

Kingfisher touts 17.6% rise in Q3 sales with B&Q like-for-like sales up almost 20% for the quarter. Online sales rose 153% as many of Kingfisher's markets remained in lockdown.
Currys PC World delaying refunds or replacements during pandemic, says Which?

Currys PC World delaying refunds during pandemic, says Which?

Complaints against Currys PC World have surged during the pandemic as customers struggled to get refunds and replacements (...)
Shoppers warned to avoid electronics from online marketplace sellers this Christmas

Christmas shoppers warned to avoid electronics from online marketplace sellers

Christmas shoppers turning to the internet should stick with reputable websites of known retailers instead of third-party (...)
Sainsbury’s Habitat Sir Terence Conran Rebecca Hitchings

Habitat to shutter flagship and relaunch in Sainsbury’s and Argos

Habitat is set to close its flagship store in London and relaunch in Sainsbury's and Argos as part of an overhaul.
Tapi Carpets Carpetright United Carpets James Sturrock

Tapi Carpets accuses Carpetright of breaching lockdown rules

Tapi Carpets has launched a scathing attack on rivals Carpetright and United Carpets to close their stores in line with updated government guidance.

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