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B&M ploughs ahead with store openings, as profits soar

B&M reported an 18% jump in profit and 20% increase in revenue to £2.4billion for the year ended March 25, when it opened 53 new sites in the UK.Group pre-tax profits soared by 18.4% to £182.9m during the year, whilst UK sales rose by the same ...
26 May 2017 0 Comments

ManoMano reveals UK's DIY spending habits

To mark the first International DIY Day, new European DIY online retailer ManoMano has revealed a map of the UK's top DIY habits and buys.
24 May 2017 0 Comments

Screwfix leaves B&Q in the dust with stunning Q1 performance

Screwfix was the star of the show once again as Kingfisher released results for its first quarter to April 30, 2017, with sales up a staggering 20.3%, a 12.6% boost like-for-like – largely outperforming all other operations including B&Q.
24 May 2017 0 Comments

Topps profits drop in “challenging” second half

Topps Tiles has seen its adjusted operating profit fall by 2.8% and its adjusted profit before tax drop to the tune of 1.9% year-on-year for the 26 weeks ending April 1, 2017.
23 May 2017 0 Comments

Squire's in Woking to close for redevelopment

Plans are underway to redevelop Squire's Garden Centres' Woking site by extending the existing shop and improving the plant area with a new outdoor canopy. There will also be a new cafe bar.
22 May 2017 0 Comments

Rapid loses half its staff as store prepares for closure

After the Liverpool store went into administration earlier this month, more than half the employees at Rapid Discount Outlet have lost their jobs.
22 May 2017 0 Comments

Online garden centre Crocus buys first bricks and mortar store

Online garden centre and supplier Crocus has bought its first bricks and mortar outlet at Dorney, near Windsor in Berkshire.
22 May 2017 0 Comments

Bridgford GC gets green light for major redevelopment

Bridgford Garden Centre in Nottingham is to be redeveloped by its owner Edward Tarbatt and leased to Blue Diamond on a 35-year lease. The revamped centre is due to open for trade by spring 2018 and, at more than 140,000sq ft, the development will be ...
18 May 2017 0 Comments

Ikea to create 1,300 jobs by end of 2018

Swedish retailer Ikea has pledged to created 1,300 new jobs by the end of 2018 and to pay all workers the Real Living Wage.
17 May 2017 0 Comments

New £10m HQ for Tile Mountatin

Online retailer Tile Mountain has just received a seven figure funding package to facilitate its expansion to a five acre site in Tunstall, Stoke on Trent.
17 May 2017 0 Comments

Bunnings hires new Homebase boss

Bunnings UK and Ireland today announced the appointment of David Haydon as trading and commercial manager for Homebase.
17 May 2017 0 Comments

Everbuild enjoys success at NMBS show

24 May 2017

Keep cool with Scruffs workwear

24 May 2017

Award-winning Paint Panther

19 May 2017

Water-based paint removal from Barrettine

19 May 2017

High quality wood preserver from Barrettine

12 May 2017

B&Q names new CEO

26 May 2017

Bradstone raises £8,000 for local charities

26 May 2017

RDT charity CEO walks 186 miles in under 10 days

22 May 2017

Bentley directors triumph at London Marathon

22 May 2017

Sarah Golden leaves BIRA

18 May 2017

Actavo appoints new manager at flagship midlands branch

18 May 2017
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