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HOME & DIY

Wickes' full year results show impact of 'challenging' DIY market

Wickes' full year results show impact of 'challenging' DIY market

26 February 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Travis Perkins has reported that full year revenues at its Wickes chain have declined by 2.5% and by 4.4% on a like-for-like basis after it faced a "challenging" DIY market.

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Joe Browns expands into homewares through tie-up with N Brown

Joe Browns expands into homewares through tie-up with N Brown

14 February 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Joe Browns is to enter the furniture and homewares market by launching a collection with N Brown’s JD Williams and Fashion World websites.

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Dreams partners with Team GB

Dreams partners with Team GB

14 February 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Bed retailer Dreams has become the official sleep partner for Team GB up to and including the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  

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Dunelm puts in strong first half performance

Dunelm puts in strong first half performance

13 February 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Homewares retailer Dunelm has reported an increase in pre-tax profit in the first half of its financial year after like-for-like sales rose by 6.9% in the period.

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Dunelm sponsors ITV's This Morning

Dunelm sponsors ITV's This Morning

8 February 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Homewares retailer Dunelm is to sponsor ITV’s flagship show This Morning from March onwards.

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Made.com enjoys 'strong' 2018

Made.com enjoys 'strong' 2018

8 February 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Furniture retailer Made.com increased its group sales by 37% to £173 million in 2018.

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DFS cautious about full year outlook

DFS cautious about full year outlook

10 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Sofa retailer DFS has reported underlying gross sales growth of 10% in the five months to 30 December but has said it is remaining cautious about the outlook for its full financial year.

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Topps Tiles sales down 1.4% in first quarter

Topps Tiles sales down 1.4% in first quarter

9 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Topps Tiles has said it put in a robust performance in its first quarter despite a 1.4% decline in like-for-like sales.

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Plumbworld completes MBO

Plumbworld completes MBO

8 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Online Home Retail, the online bathroom products retailer trading as Plumbworld, has completed a successful MBO.

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