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BHETA launches digital product search service for retailers

February 6, 2018

BHETA launches digital product search service for retailers

BHETA launches digital product search service for retailers As part of its new website, which went live at Spring Fair 2018,...

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Retail Viewpoint – Lidl

January 10, 2018

Retail Viewpoint – Lidl

Lidl benefits from Christmas trend for premium Lidl has posted strong year-on-year growth of 16.0% for the Christmas period. The...

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Retail Viewpoint – Aldi

January 4, 2018

Retail Viewpoint – Aldi

Aldi steals Christmas sales from the big four Aldi has built on last year’s strong Christmas trading performance, seeing UK...

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Retail Viewpoint – Carpetright

December 13, 2017

Retail Viewpoint – Carpetright

Investment in store environment and customer service has supported like-for-like sales growth at Carpetright, but also contributed to a decline in underlying profits, falling £1.3m to £3.6m. Read more.

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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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Retail Viewpoint – Topps Tiles

October 4, 2017

Retail Viewpoint – Topps Tiles

While not being as severe as previous quarters, like-for-likes at Topps Tiles have remained negative for a third consecutive quarter as the lack of momentum in the housing and kitchen & bathroom markets removes one of the main reasons to buy.

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Retail Viewpoint – Lakeland

October 4, 2017

Retail Viewpoint – Lakeland

Lakeland was hit in 2016 by falling consumer confidence following the vote to leave the European Union. Revenue fell 6.5% to £167.2m as shoppers reined in spend on discretionary home categories such as bakeware.

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Retail Viewpoint – Kingfisher

September 20, 2017

Retail Viewpoint – Kingfisher

‘ONE Kingfisher’ programme hinders growth in H1. Kingfisher’s UK division performed poorly as its B&Q fascia reported a 6.3% decline in sales to £1,875m in H1 2017/18. Read more.

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