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Feather & Black hires new head of buying

By The Retail Bulletin
Luxury bedroom furniture retailer Feather & Black has appointed a new head of buying.
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Kingfisher posts strong sales and profit growth

Kingfisher posts strong sales and profit growth

22 March 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Kingfisher, the owner of DIY chain B&Q and Screwfix, has increased its full year adjusted pre-tax profit by 8.3% to £743 million as the company benefited from rising sales in the UK and Poland.

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Kingfisher chairman Daniel Bernard to step down and be succeeded by Andy Cosslett

Kingfisher chairman Daniel Bernard to step down and be succeeded by Andy Cosslett

22 March 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Kingfisher chairman Daniel Bernard is to retire and step down from the board at the company’s AGM in June after eight years as chairman and 11 years on the board.

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ScS posts first half sales growth

ScS posts first half sales growth

21 March 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Upholstered furniture and floorings retailer ScS has reported a strong uplift in first half sales as the business continues to pursue its growth strategy.

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Sharps opens stores in Intu shopping centres

Sharps opens stores in Intu shopping centres

9 March 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Fitted furniture specialist Sharps Bedrooms is rolling out its concept format at five Intu shopping centres as part of its strategy to enter prime UK shopping destinations.

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Dreams' full year profits surge

Dreams' full year profits surge

6 March 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Bed retailer Dreams saw its pre-tax profit surge by 136% to £32 million in the year to 24 December as it invested in its stores, digital offering and factory.

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Travis Perkins consumer division reports strong full year growth

Travis Perkins consumer division reports strong full year growth

2 March 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Travis Perkins has increased its full year revenue by 9.5% to £1.518 billion at its consumer division which includes Wickes, Toolstation and Tile Giant. Like-for-like sales in the period rose by 6.4%.

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Screwfix appoints new marketing director

Screwfix appoints new marketing director

16 February 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Screwfix has promoted Graham Smith to the role of marketing director.

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Homebase owner reports first half loss in UK

Homebase owner reports first half loss in UK

15 February 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Wesfarmers, the group which bought the Homebase chain last year and is rebranding the stores to Bunnings, has reported a loss before interest and tax of £28 million in the six months to 31 December.

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Screwfix opens 500th UK store

Screwfix opens 500th UK store

10 February 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Screwfix has reached a major milestone in the expansion of its store network with the opening of its 500th UK store at Lumina Park in Enfield.

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