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Sales have shot up 23% since a Welsh DIY store opened its new drive-through

The new-look Leekes' Building Centre was officially opened in June after the firm identified a local market in Llantrisant, Glamorgan for easy access to building materials and cost-effective ranges. 
17 November 2008

Henkel managing director Kim Walker has stepped down after 22 years

The long serving MD has been planning his retirement for some time, and, says the company, the timing of his departure is entirely unrelated to the 58% fall in profits announced earlier this month. 
13 November 2008

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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

BQ
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

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