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Home and DIY Retail News

Here you will find the latest Home and DIY retail news and DIY trade news for the UK sector. Read our insight and analysis on what the likes of Wickes, Matalan and Dunelm are up to.

ScS chief executive to step down

ScS chief executive Steve Carson is to step down this summer after nearly four years in the role. Carson oversaw the retailer being taken private after... View Article
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Victorian Plumbing announces profit growth despite “subdued” environment

Victorian Plumbing announces profit growth despite “subdued” environment

28 May 2024 by Angela Beevers

Victorian Plumbing has announced an increase in first half profit despite a “subdued” trading environment and a small drop in revenue. In the six months to... View Article

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Søstrene Grene debuts in Hampshire

Søstrene Grene debuts in Hampshire

28 May 2024 by Angela Beevers

Danish homeware brand Søstrene Grene has opened its first store in Hampshire at Festival Place. Spanning 14,546 square feet, the Basingstoke shop features the brand’s ‘Retail... View Article

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IKEA creates Cat-alogue and Dog-alogue to help animals find their fur-ever home

IKEA creates Cat-alogue and Dog-alogue to help animals find their fur-ever home

23 May 2024 by Natalie Fresen

In a heartwarming collaboration, IKEA UK and Woodgreen have joined forces to create an adorable ‘Cat-alogue’ and ‘Dog-alogue’ of pets from the charity. The lookbooks highlight... View Article

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Dreams awarded prestigious Manufacturing Guild Mark

Dreams awarded prestigious Manufacturing Guild Mark

23 May 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Dreams has been awarded the prestigious Manufacturing Guild Mark by the Furniture Makers’ Company. Howard James, operations manager of Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) International, presented... View Article

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Kingfisher maintains profit guidance as it reports higher UK sales

Kingfisher maintains profit guidance as it reports higher UK sales

21 May 2024 by Angela Beevers

Kingfisher has seen its first-quarter like-for like sales rise by 1.2% in the UK and Ireland after like-for-like sales at B&Q and Screwfix rose by 0.4%... View Article

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Topps Tiles posts drop in sales and profit as it implements new growth strategy

Topps Tiles posts drop in sales and profit as it implements new growth strategy

21 May 2024 by Angela Beevers

Topps Tiles has said its sales fell by 5.8% to £122.8 million in its first half as trading remained “challenging”. In the six months to 30 March,... View Article

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Victorian Plumbing acquires Victoria Plum

Victorian Plumbing acquires Victoria Plum

20 May 2024 by Angela Beevers

Victorian Plumbing has acquired rival online bathroom retailer Victoria Plum for £22.5 million. The deal has been financed through cash reserves with the purchase price representing.0.5... View Article

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Swyft agrees £10 million deal with Sleep Brands

Swyft agrees £10 million deal with Sleep Brands

16 May 2024 by Angela Beevers

The Swyft furniture brand has agreed a £10 million deal with Sleep Brands to fund its global expansion. The investment will be used to launch Swyft... View Article

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Ironmongery Direct appoints new managing director

Ironmongery Direct appoints new managing director

15 May 2024 by Angela Beevers

Manutan Group’s Ironmongery Direct has appointed Dave Coulson as  managing director. Coulson previously held the position of chief executive at three private equity-backed businesses, and was... View Article

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