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More consumers turn to DIY ... or at least pay someone else to do it

Consumers who are putting off buying big tickets items are increasingly turning to DIY or firms that can do the work for them. 
12 January 2009

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

John Lewis sales figures show further fall

John Lewis sales figures plunged by 14% last week fueling fears cash conscience customers are trading down from the high-end stores due to the economic turn down. 
21 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

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

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B&Q trials use of avatars for customer DIY queries

By bq bob
Oh my God what the hell is my company thinking, is it being run by a bunch of 12 year old s! Half our customers are older and would have no ...

good start

By whisper
Big job to reshape this business but looks like a good start...

Kingfisher Q2 sales show no negative impact from Brexit vote

By bq bob
Mz laury's salary package totals over 4000,000. Inc an 80% of salary bonus and 80% shares. That's over 19,000 an hour. I don't earn ...

Ex-BHS boss told to get off his yacht and sort BHS crisis

By BQ bob
Green is no difference to all the other fatcat ceo's. B&Q, tesco, boots,etc all these ceo's have seen their and their directors earnings ...

Kingfisher Q2 sales show no negative impact from Brexit vote

By bq bob
If she makes on target earnings she will earn 4.5 million! That is 19,000 a week!that is almost 2000 an hour, again 2000 per hour....