Thursday, November 14, 2019

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...

Heal‘s to launch transactional mobile site

Upmarket department store Heal‘s will next week join the growing ranks of retailers operating a transactional mobile website. In addition to the new m-commerce...

Kingfisher Task Force to find green business solutions

A new independent task force seeking to outline new opportunities for UK businesses to drive green economic growth has been launched today by the...

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