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Topps Tiles sees downturn in pre-tax profit for H1 2018

Posted Wednesday | Money Matters

The company also reported like-for-like sales growth of 0.6%

Royal Wedding to boost retail spend by £195.5m

Posted Monday | Money Matters

Footfall across all shopping locations, including retail parks and high streets, is also expected to rise

April sees ‘significant’ year-on-year decline in footfall

Posted 17th May | Money Matters

The way consumers shop is shifting, according to BRC CEO Helen Dickinson, pictured

Non-food retail sales continue to fall in April

Posted 11th May | Money Matters

‘The market environment is likely to remain extremely challenging for most retailers,’ says BRC CEO Helen Dickinson

Mobile searches driving growth in home and garden sector

Posted 10th May | Money Matters

Retailers continue to invest in improving their online offering for consumers, the BRC said

Deflation of non-food prices deepened in April

Posted 8th May | Money Matters

Overall, last month saw the ‘deepest deflation’ in shop prices since February 2017, the BRC said

Retail employment down in first quarter of 2018

Posted 1st May | Money Matters

However, ‘the future for retail is a positive one’, says BRC CEO Helen Dickinson, pictured

Nobia experiences dip in profits in first quarter of 2018

Posted 27th April | Money Matters

‘The market in the UK remains characterised by macroeconomic uncertainty,’ CEO Morten Falkenberg said

Homebase owner sees 13.5% drop in sales for UK operations

Posted 26th April | Money Matters

Wesfarmers cited ‘severe weather’ in March as a contributor to BUKI’s poor performance in Q3 2018

Wesfarmers to tempt investors with Homebase ‘dowry’

Posted 23rd April | Money Matters

The Australian group is reportedly offering more than £100m to aid a new owner with the DIY chain’s losses

State of Utopia: Media 10 buys publishing house assets from administrators

Posted 18th April | Money Matters

Administrators were appointed for Pro Publishing Media & Events Ltd following a winding-up petition by HMRC

Consumers go online for non-food sales in Easter run-up

Posted 12th April | Money Matters

In-store sales of non-food items decreased by 3% in the three months to March, the BRC said

Norcros sees 10% uplift in UK revenues in 2017

Posted 11th April | Money Matters

However, the company said it is cutting up to 50 jobs at Johnson Tiles UK as part of a restructuring programme

Builders’ merchants see ‘good start’ to 2018

Posted 11th April | Money Matters

The kitchens and bathrooms category experienced growth of 10.3% in January, the BMF said

Private equity firms circle troubled Homebase

Posted 6th April | Money Matters

Several investors are reportedly looking into the acquisition of the DIY chain from Australian owner Wesfarmers


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