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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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Latest reader comments

re: DIY shop flouts council order to continue to trade 'illegally'

Maybe the local council has other plans for those premises....

re: Screwfix worker incarcerated after stashing guns in store shed

"were being stored in a locked fun case" What?...

re: DIY shop flouts council order to continue to trade 'illegally'

Send in the VAT inspectors & their HMRC colleagues. Obviously one who flouts the law and believes he's immune to the laws that apply to ...

re: B&Q thief stashed items in a bin in his trolley

bq bob
This is nothing new t happens all the time as staff numbers drastically reduced. Normally they get a cheap mower empty the contents then ...

re: Police appeal for witnesses after DIY shop theft

Rob Adams
I could give you plenty of cctv footage of thefts!...

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