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Kingfisher first quarter sales dented by adverse weather

By The Retail Bulletin
Kingfisher, the owner of B&Q and Screwfix, has reported a 4% decline in its group like-for-like sales in its first quarter after footfall in its stores was affected by adverse weather.
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Heal's to open new store at Westfield London

Heal's to open new store at Westfield London

23 May 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Furniture retailer Heal’s is to open a new store in the Westfield shopping centre in London’s White City at the end of this month.

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Topps Tiles' first half profit down by a third

Topps Tiles' first half profit down by a third

23 May 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Topps Tiles saw its pre-tax profit drop by a third in the first half of its financial year after trading was affected by cold weather and the earlier timing of Easter this year.

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DFS CEO Ian Filby to retire and be succeeded by Tim Stacey

DFS CEO Ian Filby to retire and be succeeded by Tim Stacey

22 May 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Furniture retailer DFS has announced that its chief executive Ian Filby is to retire and be succeeded by Tim Stacey, its group chief operating officer.

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Graham & Brown launches decorating visualisation app

Graham & Brown launches decorating visualisation app

21 May 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Graham & Brown, the wallpaper, paint and home accessories retailer, has developed a new app to enable customers to visualise pattern and colour on their walls.

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Carpetright launches £60m fundraising plan

Carpetright launches £60m fundraising plan

18 May 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Carpetright has officially launched its plan to raise £60 million in emergency funding as it looks to turn around its struggling business.

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Dunelm hires new chief financial officer

Dunelm hires new chief financial officer

18 May 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Homewares retailer Dunelm has appointed Laura Carr as its new chief financial officer.

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IKEA UK & Ireland promotes Javier Quiñones to country retail manager role

IKEA UK & Ireland promotes Javier Quiñones to country retail manager role

15 May 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

IKEA UK and Ireland has promoted Javier Quiñones to the position of country retail manager.

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IKEA opens 21st UK store

IKEA opens 21st UK store

11 May 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Home furnishings giant IKEA has opened its 21st UK store in Exeter. The shop has brought 370 new jobs to the city.

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Carpetright secures £15m interim funding

Carpetright secures £15m interim funding

11 May 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Carpetright has secured a £15 million unsecured loan from Meditor European Master Fund to provide interim funding for short-term working capital ahead of its proposed £60 million equity capital raising.

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