Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

B&Q to open first 'small format' store in London

Published: 16 February 2017 - Jenny Wonnacott

DIY giant B&Q will be opening its first 3,000sq ft 'small format' store on Holloway Road, London, next month.

B&Q
B&Q's first 'small format' store will open on March 10 on Holloway Road, North London

The store is said to be aimed at the casual home improver and aims to go head to head with independent DIY stores in a bid to serve locals' tools and hardware needs. The store will not be stocking building materials, wood-cutting or 'Trade Point' counters found in B&Q's larger stores.

The opening has been earmarked for March 10. A B&Q spokesperson said, “The trial store will be just over 3,000 sq ft in size, and will provide customers with an offer focused on home décor, repair and maintenance, with a suite of supporting services.

B&Q will also enable customers access to its full range of over 35,000 products via home delivery and click & collect.”

The new store is part of the mass 'One Kingfisher' strategy outlined by Kingfisher chief executive Veronique Laury in 2015. The company's ethos includes “achieving significant benefits from developing a more common, unique and effective offer” and points out “there is no one clear, winning format or channel in our market today.”

Comments


(Your email address will not be published)
Already Registered?
Sign In
Not Yet Registered?
Register
Printable View E-mail Bookmark

What do you think?


As Totally DIY & Tools closes on the heels of Spring Fair, which show did you prefer this year?




Latest reader comments

re: Doors close on Totally as show reveals new branding for next year

Bob
Good news, I suppose, something has to happen. This year's show was Totally Pony!...

re: The Range opening three stores in one day

mandy symons
When is the Range opeing it's store in Penzance...

re: Doors close on Totally as show reveals new branding for next year

Brian D Vasey
About time they have finally realised that many of us smaller companies cannot afford the time off in a working week to visit a show as ...

re: B&Q recalls 25 'dangerous' light fittings

John Haynes
How long before the British public will complain enough to get these Chinese poor quality products removed? When you cost the total expense ...

re: Greater call for British-made products

Robert
But you need to check whether the goods are actually 'Made' in Britain, as opposed to certain companies having the word 'BRITISH' in their ...

Most read stories