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Wesfarmers report huge loss in profits as Homebase failures come to light

Wesfarmers Limited has reported a net profit after tax (NPAT) of $212 million for the half-year ended December 31, 2017. The reported profit includes post-tax significant items of $1,323 million relating to Bunnings United Kingdom and Ireland (BUKI) ...
21 February 2018 0 Comments

The Range to take over Homebase store in Cardiff

Expanding furniture to DIY retailer The Range has agreed a deal to open a new store at a soon-to-close Homebase outlet in Cardiff.Last week Homebase confirmed it was closing its flagship Cardiff store at Culverhouse Cross on March 10.The unit, which ...
21 February 2018 0 Comments

Ikea set for new store opening in Exeter

Diggers have been busy building IKEA Exeter since the official ground breaking ceremony in spring 2017.The store will be located just off Junction 30 on the M5, close to the A379 and will offer the full Ikea product range including a restaurant, ...
20 February 2018 0 Comments

Grafton Group acquires Leyland SDM for £82.4million

The deal will see the merchanting and DIY group enhance its estate of large-format Selco branches with the addition of Leyland’s ‘small-box’ style convenience outlets across central London. Grafton Group, which has operations in the UK, Ireland, ...
19 February 2018 0 Comments

Aldi launches DIY range in its 'Specialbuys' section as consumers look to discount retailers

Aldi has released an extended range of DIY tools and products in its Specialbuys section yesterday, as consumers flock to discount retailers for homeware goods.The range features a wide selection of "top-quality and excellent value tools and ...
19 February 2018 0 Comments

BHETA to hold Exclusively briefing for exhibitors

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is to host a half-day briefing session for members planning to exhibit at this year’s Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical Shows. The briefing takes place on March 1 at Federation ...
16 February 2018 0 Comments

Kingfisher to axe 400 jobs in France

Europe's largest home improvement retailer, said on Tuesday it planned to cut more than 400 jobs at its Castorama and Brico Depot units in France as it seeks to reduce costs amid weak sales.Kingfisher, which is in the second year of a global plan to ...
16 February 2018 0 Comments

Barrettine bug blaster reformulated

Barrettine’s Bug Blaster has been designed to be a trusted, reliable and effective insecticide-free spray and aerosol, it has now been ...
9 February 2018
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