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B&Q eyes smaller city stores

Kingfisher says it plans to expand into city centres with smaller stores as it looks to combat tough trading conditions.

B&Q eyes smaller city stores

Chief Executive Ian Cheshire told the Reuters Consumer and Retail Summit on Monday that Kingfisher, already experimenting with smaller, town-center stores in France and Russia, hoped to bring the concept to its UK chain B&Q within 18 months.

"There's 60 catchments where there isn't a B&Q within 20 minute drive time where you have got more than 40,000 people," he said

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