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Kingfisher benefits from DIY boom

Kingfisher saw its first half adjusted pre-tax profit rise by 23.1% to £415 million as more people worked on DIY projects during the Covid-19 lockdown. In the six months to 31 July, sales dropped by 1.3% overall to £5.92 billion, although poorer sales in the first quarter were partially offset...

About 1 month ago

Dunelm has experienced strong trading during the last two months

Homewares retailer Dunelm has said it has experienced strong trading during the last two months as it benefited from pent-up consumer demand post-lockdown. In a trading update, the retailer said sales increased by 59% year-on-year in July and by 24% in August. Year to date performance has been ahead of...

About 2 months ago

Ocado has begun making its first deliveries of M&S food

Ocado has begun making its first deliveries of M&S food to customers as part of its new joint venture with the retailer. The two companies have spent the past 12 months preparing for the go-live date of the new service which replaces Ocado’s tie-up with Waitrose. M&S has also developed...

About 2 months ago

Screwfix to create more than 400 jobs

Screwfix is to create more than 400 jobs by the end of January 2021 through the opening of 40 new stores across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. 30 new shops in the UK will have 300 roles for retail managers, service assistants and supervisors while 10 openings in...

About 2 months ago

Morrisons customers can now do their entire food shop on Amazon

Morrisons has announced that its customers can now do their entire Morrisons food shop on Amazon and get free same-day delivery on orders over £40 as part of their Amazon Prime membership. The Morrisons on Amazon service has initially been launched in Leeds before being expanded to across the country in...

About 2 months ago

AO to create 650 new jobs

Online electricals retailer AO is to create 650 new jobs across its retail, mobile, tech, financial services and logistics divisions. The retailer needs the new recruits to drive growth and manage the increase in demand for buying electricals online following the Covid-19 crisis. AO founder and chief executive John Roberts said:...

About 2 months ago

Foot Locker sees total sales increase

Foot Locker saw its total sales increase by 17.1% to $2.08 billion in its second quarter. In addition, comparable store sales rose by 18.6% in the three month period ending 1 August. Meanwhile, net income came in at $45 million compared to $60 million in the corresponding period last year after pre-tax charges for the wind down...

About 2 months ago

Footfall in London’s West End is still down

Sadiq Khan has urged shoppers to return to London’s West End as new figures have shown that footfall is still 63% down on the same time last year despite retail lockdown restrictions easing eight weeks ago. The data from New West End Company, which represents 600 businesses across Oxford Street, Bond...

About 2 months ago

M&S Food launches new campaign

M&S is launching a new campaign this week that highlights its competitive pricing on a range of 240 grocery staples. The move follows 18 months of the retailer lowering prices across its M&S Food offering and developing a “bigger and better range” in advance of the launch of its online...

About 2 months ago

Monday is the new Friday... Eat Out to Help Out

Diners have used the "eat out to help out" scheme more than 10.5 million times in its first week alone. Under the scheme, which is intended to boost the struggling hospitality sector, the government pays for 50% of a meal eaten at a cafe, restaurant or pub on a Monday, Tuesday...

About 2 months ago

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