Retail vacancies hit highest rate in four years

Posted Friday |
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‘Empty shopfronts, particularly for larger stores, can deter shoppers from an area, decreasing footfall’

Kingfisher sales bounce back in Q1 after tough 2018

Posted Wednesday |
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The group will be launching new ranges in surfaces, bathrooms and kitchens this year

Furniture sales bolstered by Easter weekend

Posted Wednesday |
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However, April’s figures were ‘positively distorted’ by the timing of the run-up to Easter, the BRC noted

Shop price growth slows in April, says BRC

Posted 9th May |
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There was a significant pick-up in promotional activity last month, with the number of discounted products doubling

Wickes bounces back in Q1 2019 following difficult 2018

Posted 8th May |
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The Travis Perkins brand saw growth in its kitchen and bathroom sales after being ‘hard hit’ last year

Norcros sees 2.4% LFL revenue rise in 2018

Posted 25th April |
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However, overall like-for-like revenue in the UK declined by 0.2%, the group added

Topps Tiles buys majority stake in Strata Tiles

Posted 18th April |
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The company has the option to acquire the remaining 20% stake in the Guildford supplier based on performance over the next two years

Hettich surpasses €1bn in sales for 2018

Posted 8th April |
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The group said its UK operations achieved both sales and market share growth last year for all of its ‘core’ products

Sink and tap brand Roux Lifestyle falls into administration

Posted 4th April |
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Martin Maloney and Andrew Poxon of Leonard Curtis have been appointed joint liquidators

Cosentino Group sees ‘record EBITDA’ of €143m in 2018

Posted 4th April |
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The company said it created close to 400 new jobs last year, as well as investing more than €88m

Topps Tiles sees LFL revenue uptick in H1 2019

Posted 3rd April |
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However, total sales in the period fell from the £109.4m recorded in 2018 to £108.8m

Overspending on kitchen revamps can negatively affect property value

Posted 21st March |
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Online builders’ merchant D.W. Nye said luxury products in a non-luxury property can be detrimental to profit margins

Kingfisher sees profits drop by more than half in 2018

Posted 20th March |
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The group has said that it plans to roll out more Screwfix stores in the UK, while B&Q’s performance remains poor

Footfall 'falls fast' in February, says BRC

Posted 19th March |
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‘The uncertainty surrounding Brexit appears to be driving a ‘needs-not-wants’ approach to shopping’

Time to prepare: Making Tax Digital is coming

Posted 16th March |
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The first element of a new tax regime, Making Tax Digital, is coming into force in April

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