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Amazon Prime Day "is a huge opportunity" for third-party retailers

Figures reveal that the annual online one-day shopping event can offer a boost for third-party sellers on Amazon and other e-commerce retailers.The third annual Amazon Prime Day - a one-day shopping event available exclusively to Amazon Prime ...
22 June 2017 0 Comments

Retailers will be encouraged by the Queen’s speech, says BRC

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) believes retailers will be heartened that the Government is seeking to “reach out” to UK businesses.A host of proposed new laws designed to prepare the UK for a "smooth and orderly" departure from the European ...
22 June 2017 0 Comments

Heatwave gives Argos’ seasonal sales a boost

Catalogue and digital retailer sees demand for fans surge due to hot weather this week and sales of outdoor items up by more than 100%Argos said it has been one of its busiest weeks for fans, selling 92,000 units on Tuesday, June 20 alone. On the ...
22 June 2017 0 Comments

Exclusively shows boast top-quality visitors

The ‘invited buyer’ format of Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical has delivered a strong visitor profile for exhibitors once again, with buyers from major high-street names and online giants, as well as international retailers ...
22 June 2017 0 Comments

Kingfisher says goodbye to another director

B&Q parent confirms chief sales and retail operations officer John-Paul Constant will step down after less than a year in the role.Kingfisher today confirmed Mr Constant’s departure but said it would not comment any further on the subject.Mr ...
21 June 2017 1 Comments

BHETA in running for TAF awards

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association has been shortlisted in two categories in the Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice AwardsShortlisted for Event of the Year is BHETA’s successful Bunnings Forum, which took place November and saw ...
21 June 2017 0 Comments

Contactless spend soars

The number of card payments grew strongly in March, with contactless transactions pushing ahead and now accounting for 32% of total purchases, while the total number of contactless payments made over the past year increased by 160%.New figures ...
21 June 2017 0 Comments

Wolseley reports weak UK trading

Wolseley Group provided an interim statement this morning on their performance during Q3, the three months to 30 April 2017.?“Revenue growth in the quarter was good with US residential and commercial markets growing well and industrial markets ...
20 June 2017 0 Comments

Dobbies committed to Angus Gateway

Bosses at garden centre chain Dobbies are “fully committed” to Angus Gateway retail centre and submitted a fresh planning application to expand the site.Permission was granted to build additional retail units and expand car parking at the retail ...
20 June 2017 0 Comments

Trouble in Poundland documentary to air tomorrow

A behind-the-scenes documentary about Britain’s budget retailer is set to hit our screens tomorrow evening, showing how its new management team battle to offer products cheaper than high-street rivals.The ITV documentary shows a year in the life of ...
19 June 2017 0 Comments

Argos raises £2 million for Macmillan

Catalogue retail chain Argos has raised millions of pounds over the past two years for its charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support, thanks to a host of fundraising activities involving staff and customers.Macmillan won the vote to become the ...
19 June 2017 0 Comments

QEP's award-winning tile cutters

16 June 2017

Excellent bathroom fixing from Siroflex

15 June 2017

Dunlop for large-format tiles

15 June 2017

Tools for every DIYer from Centurion Europe

1 June 2017

Tackle a wide range of repairs with Draper's Redline tools

1 June 2017

Midlands’ family business GB Plastics announces new MD

22 June 2017

BHETA AGM confirms board appointments

22 June 2017

Ridgeon appoints Ian Northen as chief executive

21 June 2017

Covers appoints new commercial director

14 June 2017

GB Plastics adds two branch managers to its Midlands network

1 June 2017

New CEO for IKEA group

31 May 2017
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re: Bunnings reveals locations of the three further UK pilot stores

Ken Walker
If they live upto what is in Australia, then there's no worries. Fantastic should give the likes b and q and homebase a run for their ...

re: B&Q retail director makes move to Bunnings

bq bob
To pay the 2% NLW increase this year BQ "reviewed" the location allowance paid to staff then in my store reduced it by 25p per hour! The ...

re: Bunnings reveals locations of the three further UK pilot stores

Barbara New
I am a loyal customer to Homebase Sevenoaks and i am watching the store sink since you have taken it over. The garden section has never ...

re: B&Q retail director makes move to Bunnings

Very true leaving en masse. Says something when the big boys start abandoning ship. Staff down customers down makes you wonder what's going ...

re: B&Q invites suppliers to pitch at Innovation Open Day

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Having been involved in many new product innovations and acheived over $1bn at retail with them, the large format stores are the last place ...