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BREAKING NEWS: Akzo and Axalta merger off the table

Dutch coatings firm Akzo Nobel has confirmed today that it has ended discussions with Axalta.On October 30, Akzo responded to speculation in the market and confirmed it was in “constructive discussions” regarding a potential merger of the Akzo Nobel ...
21 November 2017 0 Comments

Sales exceed £750m at The Range

Turnover has increased to more than £750m at The Range as the discount retailer continues to expand with new store openings.The company recently secured planning consent for a superstore and new headquarters in Plymouth, the site of its first outlet....
21 November 2017 0 Comments

Tile Giant appoints Premier Logistics Group to manage store delivery

Tile Giant has appointed Premier Logistics Group to manage its store delivery operation. The three-year contract will see Premier Logistics delivering stock to Tile Giant’s UK stores on a daily basis, utilising specialist trailers bearing the ...
21 November 2017 0 Comments

Kingfisher reports drop in third quarter sales but confident in meeting full-year forecasts

Kingfisher has reported a 0.5% fall in group like-for-like sales for the three months to October 31. Although that was an improvement on a second quarter fall of 1.9% there was a small fall in underlying third quarter sales as a weak performance in ...
21 November 2017 0 Comments

VARTA Batteries has its moment in the Christmas spotlight

VARTA Consumer Batteries is launching a £1 million Christmas campaign, an investment that will see the challenger brand reach a UK audience of 22 million* this festive season.The campaign, led by a TV advert, which will air for the first time on 22 ...
20 November 2017 0 Comments

DFS completes acquisition of Sofology

DFS has been cleared by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to acquire Sofology for £25m.The deal to acquire the Warrington-based sofa specialist with a network of 37 stores, was struck in August.The CMA opened an investigation and invited ...
20 November 2017 0 Comments

UPDATE: Homebase "committed to stop" using neonicotinoids by 2018

Earlier this week Friends of the Earth presented a petition to Homebase with over 18,000 signatures urging the store not to sell flowering plants grown with three neonicotinoid pesticides.Homebase, has since released a statement and promises to ...
17 November 2017 0 Comments

Kelkay guarantees stock availability for its Easy Fountain water features

Much like forecasting the British weather or the referendum outcome, predicting consumer demand and working out the precise level of ...
21 November 2017
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