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BHETA members launch exciting new products

April 21, 2017

BHETA members launch exciting new products

BHETA members launch exciting new products BHETA helps bring together manufacturers, suppliers and retailers to uncover new product solutions from...

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Retail Viewpoint – Debenhams

April 20, 2017

Retail Viewpoint – Debenhams

A mixed bag of results is typical from Debenhams, with today’s update no different: H1 UK GTV reached £1,345m, UK l-f-ls were up 0.5%, but domestic operating profit fell by 11.3% to £67.5m. Continued underwhelming trading has resulted in the retailer’s new turnaround strategy, Debenhams Redesigned, aiming to boost destination appeal via experiential retail and a unique offer, and drive online growth.

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BHETA members launch exclusive new DIY products for spring 2017

April 6, 2017

BHETA members launch exclusive new DIY products for spring 2017

BHETA helps bring together manufacturers, suppliers and retailers to uncover new product solutions from premium branded to own label. Read more to find out what exclusive new products have just been launched.

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BHETA sponsors exciting content at Exclusively shows 2017

April 5, 2017

BHETA sponsors exciting content at Exclusively shows 2017

BHETA is to sponsor an exciting new programme of content at this year’s Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical Shows, all dedicated to exploring the latest predictions for consumer trends going forward into 2018. Trends forecaster, Scarlet Opus will again be working with BHETA to provide a brief on key consumer and design trends, organising BHETA-sponsored ‘Trend Tours’ and selecting ‘On Trend’ product from exhibitors to feature at the shows.

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Amazon’s BHETA forum attracts 280+ delegates

April 5, 2017

Amazon’s BHETA forum attracts 280+ delegates

The Forum, which takes place on April 21st at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, provides an excellent opportunity for suppliers either experienced in or simply wanting a better understanding of e-commerce.

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Retailer Viewpoint – Topps Tiles

April 4, 2017

Retailer Viewpoint – Topps Tiles

Topps Tiles recorded a decline in H1 l-f-ls for the first time since FY 2012/13 as the retailer struggled against a stiff comparative and weak consumer confidence throughout the period. Read more.

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Kingfisher buoyed by strong Screwfix sales

March 22, 2017

Kingfisher buoyed by strong Screwfix sales

DIY specialist Kingfisher reported a positive set of results for 2016/17, driven by impressive l-f-l sales from Screwfix (13.8%), which opened 60 new outlets and saw strong growth from its specialist trade desks and online. Kingfisher announced it will prioritise investment in the Screwfix brand as part of its five-year transformation plan, with a target of 700 outlets.

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Cautious optimism from Ocado

March 14, 2017

Cautious optimism from Ocado

Supply chain investment continues to pay dividends for Ocado, as retail sales reach £352.4m in Q1 2016/17. Ocado’s relentless drive for efficiency throughout the fulfilment process has enabled it to combat continued falling basket sizes (down 1.6% to £110.84), as UK consumers undertake smaller, more regular shopping missions. Read more...

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BHETA and bira Tussle it out on the Turf

March 13, 2017

BHETA and bira Tussle it out on the Turf

The industry’s two leading trade associations BHETA and bira will come together again to present a friendly but, competitive networking, business and social occasion in the calendar by way of the ‘Tussle on the Turf’ golf event.

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Physical sales down 1.0% at John Lewis

March 9, 2017

Physical sales down 1.0% at John Lewis

The total UK non-food offline (stores and mail order) market declined 0.3% in 2016. While DIY & gardening and essential health & beauty items propped this up from falling further – both sectors John Lewis is less exposed to – a 1.0% decline in physical store sales signals a widespread issue for UK retailers, particularly since John Lewis opened two new shops during the year.

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