Thursday, February 21, 2019

Wickes owner buys remaining 70% of Toolstation

Wickes‘ parent company Travis Perkins has completed the acquisition of multichannel building products retailer Toolstation for a total fee of £42 million. Some £18...

Ikea awarded Reward & Benefits accolade

Flat-pack furniture specialist Ikea UK & Ireland has been recognised for its rewards and benefits package, winning an award at the annual Personnel Today...

Sales rise at Laura Ashley while stores close

Furniture & fashion retailer Laura Ashley has managed to improve like-for-like (LFL) sales in recent months but has had to decrease its store portfolio,...

Wickes further hit by low consumer confidence

Home & DIY retailer Wickes has today reported that like-for-like (LFL) sales fell by 1.6 per cent year-on-year for the 47-week trading period to...

Dwell to open its first Welsh store at St David‘s

Furniture retailer Dwell has agreed a lease on a store at St David‘s shopping centre in Cardiff, which will be its first outlet in...

Kingfisher extends logistics contract with Damco

DIY group Kingfisher has extended its contract with logistics provider Damco through to 2014, it has been announced. Covering the international supply chain management...

Ikea boss talks of ‘tough year‘ as sales dip

The UK Country Manager of flat-pack furniture specialist Ikea has described the last fiscal period as “another tough year” for the retailer. Martin Hansson...

B&Q benefiting from Focus DIY‘s demise

Home & DIY retailer B&Q has today announced encouraging sales figures for its third quarter, and suggested that trading has been boosted by the...

Homewares retailer Butlers plans UK website

Household goods retailer Butlers is set to launch a new UK-based website in the early stages of 2012, Retail Gazette understands. The imminent unveiling...

Wickes appoints ex-Asda COO King as MD

Home & DIY retailer Wickes has today named Simon King as its new Managing Director (MD). The experienced retail executive, who in the past...

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Your guide to thriving in the Amazon era

Surviving the Amazon Effect Amazon’s move into the business-to-business market is having a profound impact on many manufacturers and wholesale distributors—even those that do not...