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Kingfisher sees drop in pre-tax profits in 2017

Posted Wednesday | Money Matters

The group said there was weaker demand for big-ticket items in the UK in the last quarter of the year

Cosentino sees 33% increase in net profit in 2017

Posted Monday | Money Matters

The group also reported a 10% rise in revenue for last year, reaching €901m

UK pipes and fittings market sees good growth

Posted 16th March | Money Matters

‘Key factors’ that have influenced the market include rising levels of demand and price increases for raw materials

Furniture retailers benefit from retail park footfall

Posted 16th March | Money Matters

Retail parks saw footfall rise above the three-month average in February, according to the BRC

Trade bodies respond to Spring Statement 2018

Posted 15th March | Money Matters

The BMA, KBSA, BRC and FSB give their reactions to Chancellor Philip Hammond’s statement

Retail sales see small rise in February, says BRC

Posted 13th March | Money Matters

‘Consumers want to spend, they just don’t have the resources to do so,’ says BRC CEO Helen Dickinson, pictured

Travis Perkins sees uptick in revenue for 2017

Posted 9th March | Money Matters

The group is currently ‘transforming’ its plumbing and heating division, it said

Non-food prices see deepest deflation in months

Posted 8th March | Money Matters

Overall shop prices experienced their 58th deflationary month in a row, the BRC said

Consumers delaying big purchases by up to six months

Posted 1st March | Money Matters

The shopping habits of customers are shifting to include both online and in-store research prior to an expensive purchase

Wesfarmers reports 15.7% decline in UK revenues

Posted 21st February | Money Matters

The group recently said it is looking into the operations of Homebase following a bad trading period

Retail parks continue to attract most footfall, says BRC

Posted 19th February | Money Matters

Shopping centres and high streets saw drops in footfall of 3.1% and 1.9%, respectively, in January

‘Never a better time’ for manufacturers to export

Posted 12th February | Money Matters

The low value of the pound and generous US duty threshold has created ideal exporting conditions, says ParcelHero

Online searches for home products increase in Q4 2017

Posted 8th February | Money Matters

Overseas searches for UK brands also rose by 19%, according to the BRC

Nobia sees sales drop in UK market in Q4 2017

Posted 7th February | Money Matters

Operating profit also took a hit due to ‘discontinuation costs’ of the group’s Homebase kitchen supplier unit

Non-food prices ‘creeping towards inflation’

Posted 6th February | Money Matters

Shop prices remained in deflationary territory for the 57th consecutive month in January, says BRC CEO Helen Dickinson

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