Discount clothing retailer Primark - which trades here as Penneys - has closed a vast chunk of its European store network
Mon, 16 Mar, 2020
B&Q stores owner Kingfisher missed forecasts for sales growth in its latest quarter, held back by the weak performance of its French businesses.
Thu, 16 May, 2019
Inditex, the world’s biggest clothes retailer and owner of Zara, reported a 9% rise in first-half profit, but its gross margin, as a percentage of sales, slipped, because of a stronger euro.
Thu, 21 Sep, 2017
Profits at B&Q owner Kingfisher are expected to tumble when the DIY firm reports half year results next week, after it was hit by wetter than usual summer weather and amid a slowing property market.
Fri, 15 Sep, 2017
Wed, 21 Sep, 2016
The effect on its Irish operations of DIY chain B&Q’s imminent closure of 60 stores across the UK and Ireland remains unclear.
Wed, 01 Apr, 2015
Shares in Kingfisher, Europe’s biggest home improvements retailer, fell 6% yesterday as pressure on profit margins and a smaller-than-expected sales boost from warmer weather pushed first- quarter earnings below forecasts.
Fri, 30 May, 2014
B&Q owner Kingfisher today posted a 4% rise in annual profits amid signs that it is benefiting from the upturn in the UK housing market.
Tue, 25 Mar, 2014
Home improvement chain B&Q posted a 6.4% drop in sales today after poor weather and more consumer caution led to a “tough” winter quarter.
Thu, 21 Feb, 2013
B&Q owner Kingfisher today said the wettest summer in 100 years cost the group £30m (€37.5m) in profit as demand for gardening and outdoor maintenance plunged.
Wed, 12 Sep, 2012
More positive signs from the US failed to lift London’s leading shares index today as fears over the eurozone and a credit agency warning to banks rattled investors.
Thu, 16 Feb, 2012
B&Q owner Kingfisher says that it planned to step up its expansion after delivering higher profits in the teeth of the economic downturn.
Fri, 25 Mar, 2011
B&Q owner Kingfisher said it planned to step up its expansion today after delivering higher profits in the teeth of the economic downturn.
Thu, 24 Mar, 2011
B&Q owner Kingfisher said quarterly sales at the UK’s biggest DIY chain remained under pressure after shoppers put off “big-ticket” purchases.
Thu, 22 Jul, 2010
Shares in B&Q owner Kingfisher got an unscheduled boost today after it emerged the company racked up better-than-forecast half-year profits.
Tue, 08 Sep, 2009
B&Q owner Kingfisher is expected to slash its dividend on the back of a major business review, it was reported today.
Sun, 23 Mar, 2008
B&Q owner Kingfisher revealed weaker UK sales figures today as it braced itself for a further softening in consumer demand in the coming months.
Thu, 29 Nov, 2007
Home improvement retailer B&Q posted its first quarter of underlying sales growth for two years today.
Thu, 22 Feb, 2007
B&Q owner Kingfisher raised hopes of a long-awaited sales revival today, despite seeing trading conditions remain tough in the UK.
Thu, 27 Jul, 2006
EUROPE’S top home-improvement retailer, Kingfisher Plc, posted a near-halving of first-quarter profit yesterday, and said it was still struggling with weak consumer demand in its core home market.
Thu, 25 May, 2006
B&Q owner Kingfisher today said soaring utility costs, household debt and fears over the housing market had all contributed to a sharp decline in profits.
Tue, 21 Mar, 2006
B&Q owner Kingfisher revealed a 16% slump in profits at the home improvement retail outlets today as it warned that trading conditions had remained “challenging” in recent weeks.
Thu, 26 May, 2005
Retail group Kingfisher today swept aside fears of a slowdown in the DIY market by reporting a 6% hike in sales at its B&Q chain.
Thu, 16 Sep, 2004
British retail group Kingfisher today overcame the impact of poor weather on sales of seasonal ranges to post a 16.5% rise in profits at its core B&Q chain.
Thu, 03 Jun, 2004
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