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Homebase starts the year strong with LFL sales up 5.4%

Home Retail Group's trading statement for Q1 saw Homebase kick off 2015 with a good performance, whilst Argos reports declines, impacted by poor performance in electricals. 
16 June 2015

Christmas sales boost for John Lewis

John Lewis has shrugged off last week's profits slump to announce sales of its Christmas products were showing an 11.3% week-on-week increase. 
25 November 2008

M&S goes international

Marks & Spencer has launched an international delivery service giving potentially millions of customers access to its home accessories range through the internet. 
18 November 2008

Sainsbury's profits up 13.3% as firm announces push on homewares

Sainsbury's has, as the financial market widely predicted, announced pre-tax profits were up 13.3% to £272m. The supermarket now plans to increase the availability of its new 2,000-strong homeware line 'TU Home' launched in April this year. 
12 November 2008

Garden centre speaker for Housewares Conference

With DIY and garden retailers constantly evolving and adapting their businesses, many have looked to housewares as a way of diversifying and capturing more consumer spend. To this end, The Housewares Conference is thrilled to be able to address the subject head on at this year's conference. 
15 February 2008

What do you think?

Over 200,000 people - many of them retailers - have signed a petition calling for shops to be banned from opening on Boxing Day. What are your thoughts?
Do you open on Boxing Day?




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re: Wickes: More complaints from employees

jefg
Forklift drivers are no linger paid extra as of this summer. Its an added risk. I have been advised not to take the FLT training...

re: Homebase sales fly since Bunnings takeover

Whisper
great news for the store teams , good to see stock on shelves but a long way to go to make the business sustainable, although this might ...

re: Customers complain B&Q paint is wrecking their cars

Gel
Surely stupid to drive home with a can of paint/ varnish with it loose in the back of car / on the floor or in the boot.Presumably factory ...

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