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Saturday 04 June 2011
The car parts and bicycle retailer Halfords shocked the City yesterday by revealing a £7.5m hit from the collapse of Focus DIY, which went into administration last month.
Wednesday 18 May 2011
The owner of Wickes has bought 13 stores from the administrators of the stricken chain Focus DIY in a deal worth £8.4m. Travis Perkins said the sites will be converted to the Wickes format by the end of 2011, bringing the number of outlets in the chain to 216.
Tuesday 10 May 2011
The builders' merchant and DIY retailer Travis Perkins posted a 5.9 per cent rise in revenues for the first four months of the year yesterday as it drew steam from market share gains.
Friday 06 May 2011
The owner of B&Q bought 31 stores from stricken chain Focus DIY for £23 million today after the company fell into administration.
Friday 18 February 2011
Three of the UK's biggest retailers delivered a rise in profits yesterday, but Sports Direct, Dunelm and B&Q-owner Kingfisher unveiled mixed messages on recent trading.
Friday 14 January 2011
Wednesday 17 November 2010
The private equity owner of Focus is sounding out other retailers about acquiring some of the DIY chain's shops, as it seeks an injection of funds to roll out its new store format.
Wednesday 27 October 2010
Friday 17 September 2010
Cost cuts and sparing use of promotions helped B&Q's owner, Kingfisher, weather a 3 per cent fall in UK sales in the six months to 31 July. Profits in the UK and Ireland, where the DIY business has 330 stores, rose 15 per cent to £158m, while its Castorama and Brico Depot chains in France saw profits climb 14 per cent to £160m.
Thursday 01 July 2010
Kingfisher, the owner of the DIY chain B&Q, has anointed Euan Sutherland as a potential successor to its chief executive, Ian Cheshire, as part of a wider reshuffle of its top team's responsibilities.
Friday 04 June 2010
Kingfisher, the owner of the DIY chain B&Q, hopes to score during the World Cup with garden gnomes dressed in England football kits and wheelbarrows featuring the cross of St George.
Sunday 02 May 2010
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Friday 30 April 2010
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Friday 02 October 2009
Bill Grimsey, the chief executive of Focus, received total pay of nearly £900,000 last year as the DIY retailer was fighting for survival, although his remuneration was boosted by hefty back payments.
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