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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: 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 ...