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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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re: Wickes: More complaints from employees

jefg
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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 ...