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AMES restructures sales force

Following the acquisitions of Kelkay, La Hacienda and Anchor Fast, AMES UK has streamlined operations and created a new sales structure designed to support the planned growth strategy for the business.The acquisitions have resulted in “an ...
16 October 2018 0 Comments

Kingfisher CFO resigns

Kingfisher plc has announced the resignation of chief financial officer Karen Witts after six years on the board, to join multinational contract foodservice company, Compass Group plc as group chief financial Officer.The retail giant said its board ...
15 October 2018 0 Comments People News

Sears files for bankruptcy

US retail giant and Kmart parent, Sears Holdings has, today, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as it strives to reorganise the business and become a "more competitive retailer". The decision was reportedly taken when Sears could not meet a ...
15 October 2018 0 Comments International News

High street footfall declines for second month in a row

The latest figures from Springboard show retail footfall was down 1.7% on last year in September, with the high street posting a fall of -2.2%, as high-profile retail collapses have made consumers nervous about making big purchases with major high ...
15 October 2018 0 Comments

BHETA announces new DIY members and export mission to Romania

Bartoline and Cromar are the latest companies to join the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA), as the organisation also announces a new trade mission to Romania to help further the export ambitions of its members.Bartoline Limited, a ...
15 October 2018 0 Comments

Local DIY store announces expansion

After 28 years of business, GJ’s has fought back against the high-street demise by carrying out an expansion plan - almost tripling its original size. The winning formula of great customer service, discounted prices and an extended product offering, ...
15 October 2018 0 Comments

Loving Pets Europe wins Young Exporter of the Year 2018

The UK/European operation of Loving Pets has been awarded another well deserved accolade, an award by the British Export Association for Young Exporter of the Year 2018.The company has been bringing innovative products and solutions in what is an ...
15 October 2018 0 Comments

Shurtape makes it direct with targeted broadcast campaign

Shurtape has announced its Autumn marketing plans and is delighted to be investing heavily in national broadcast for the ninth year in a ...
2 October 2018
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