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Archive for November, 2017

Retail Viewpoint – Kingfisher

November 21, 2017

Retail Viewpoint – Kingfisher

While overall UK sales increased to £1,274m, the dichotomous results at Kingfisher UK continue with B&Q sales down 2.8% to £875m amid continued disruption from the ‘ONE Kingfisher’ transformation plan. Meanwhile, Screwfix continued to record impressive double-digit growth, increasing 16.6% on last year to bring total sales to £399m.

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Retail Viewpoint – The Range

November 17, 2017

Retail Viewpoint – The Range

The Range logs another pleasing double-digit growth in sales for the year, with revenues of £761.3m. It benefits from 16 store openings during the period and its focus on price appeals to more constrained shoppers.

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Retail Viewpoint – Ikea

November 14, 2017

Retail Viewpoint – Ikea

IKEA’s irresistible march continues as it achieves its sixth consecutive year of sales growth, reaching £1.8bn for the 12 months to 31 August 2017. Online drove this growth, where sales were up 10%. This followed a website relaunch in August 2016, which optimised the site for different platforms, and in May 2017, the launch of click & collect to IKEA Order and Collection Points.

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Three more home improvement companies have joined BHETA

November 8, 2017

Three more home improvement companies have joined BHETA

Three more home improvement companies have joined BHETA. These include Barton Storage Systems Limited, Rockwool Limited part of the Rockwool Group and Spot Distribution Limited. Read more.

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Chilly’s Bottles joins BHETA

November 8, 2017

Chilly’s Bottles joins BHETA

Innovative temperature retaining drinks container company, Chilly’s Bottles has joined BHETA. Perfect for keeping cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot, the range combines stylish design with unrivalled function. Formed in 2010, the company’s mission is to accelerate the adoption and everyday use of reusable products.

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Success of BHETA’s Slovenia Export visit sets precedent for future trade missions

November 7, 2017

Success of BHETA’s Slovenia Export visit sets precedent for future trade missions

BHETA’s export mission to Ljubljana in Slovenia proved such a success that it is to form the model for similar future events, including an export visit to Romania is April 2018. The event, which took place 8-10 October included a networking conference, a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event and a tour of key retail stores.

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BHETA Export Forum combines advice and experience

November 7, 2017

BHETA Export Forum combines advice and experience

BHETA's export forum – the first since the formation of the BHETA Export Committee – combined case studies from BHETA’s many successful exporting members with very best advice from the DIT and international Chambers of Commerce from a number of key target territories.

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