Waitrose introduces specialist gardening magazine

On Thursday Waitrose launched a cutting hedge magazine aimed entirely at the discerning gardener. The budding new idea is the upmarket grocer‘s attempt to...

Sainsbury‘s could up its Home Retail bid “without breaking a sweat”

Sainsbury‘s may increase its bid for Argos this week in an attempt to strengthen its position against South African rival Steinhoff.  It is understood...

Ikea to expand in Ireland

Ikea is seeking expansion in Ireland following record revenues and profits in its Dublin store last year. 2.6m customers visited the store last year....

Three year plan makes revived Dreams a reality

Dreams enjoyed a bumper year, with profits more than tripling as the company‘s turnaround plan begins to bear fruit.In the year to 23 December...

Homebase to disappear from UK market

Home Retail Group has divested its DIY arm Homebase, now owned by Australian group Wesfarmers following 99.3% of shareholders voting in favour of the move....

New appointment to fuel customer-centricity at Kingfisher

Kingfisher has found its first chief customer officer in former McDonald‘s executive Pierre Woreczek. Woreczek has a ten-year history at McDonald‘s before leaving two...

Findel hires former Home Retail Group exec

Findel has appointed former Home Retail Group executive Gregor Ball as an independent non-executive director. Ball joins the Findel board with immediate effect and...

Dunelm will continue to focus on multichannel

Dunelm has posted sales of £448.1m in the first half of its financial year, 10.3% up on the same time last year, and pre-tax...

DFS sales increase amidst a “healthy furniture market”

DFS has recorded a rise in half-year sales on the back of strategic expansion and a “healthy furniture market.” Gross sales for the 26...

OKA Direct boosted by Black Friday sales

OKA Direct, the British furniture and interiors lifestyle brand, has recorded a strong November online trading period which it credited to particularly strong demand...

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What the High Street will look like after Covid-19

Survival of the fittest: How the High Street will evolve after the crisis Wondering what the High Street is going to look like after lockdown...