Overspending on kitchen revamps can negatively affect property value

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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

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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

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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

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The first element of a new tax regime, Making Tax Digital, is coming into force in April

Brexit uncertainty impacts retail growth, says BRC

Posted 14th March |
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Retail sales in the UK declined by 0.1% on a like-for-like basis in February, according to the latest monitor

Shop price inflation at six-year high, says BRC

Posted 6th March |
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However, weak discretionary spending and intense competition means heavy discounting is likely to return

Travis Perkins sees profits drop as Wickes takes hit

Posted 4th March |
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The group said kitchen and bathroom showroom sales at the DIY brand were ‘hard hit’ in H1 2018

Footfall decline slows in January, says BRC

Posted 25th February |
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BRC CEO Helen Dickinson noted that retailers are focusing on in-store discounts to attract shoppers

Brits predict demise of independent retailers on high streets

Posted 22nd February |
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The survey by KIS Finance also found that 61% of Brits are ‘worried the high street will disappear in the next 10 years’

Retailers cautious despite return to sales growth

Posted 18th February |
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‘The risk of a disruptive no deal Brexit could see these fortunes reversed,’ said BRC CEO Helen Dickinson

Shop prices ‘still inching up’, says BRC

Posted 7th February |
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While non-food prices remain in deflationary territory, the BRC expects to see them begin to rise

British Ceramic Tile falls into administration

Posted 30th January |
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The business has ceased trading, with more than 300 people being made redundant

Footfall drops in December despite Christmas shopping

Posted 17th January |
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The figures make ‘undeniably strong evidence that retailers can no longer rely on Christmas trading to redeem revenue’

Norcros to buy South African plumbing company

Posted 16th January |
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The group looks set to acquire Johannesburg-headquartered House of Plumbing for around £12.1m

‘Worst Christmas for retail since 2008,’ says BRC

Posted 15th January |
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The organisation said this means a ‘challenging start to 2019’ for retailers

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