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Nine years ago, John Wick went on a violent rampage of revenge over the death of his pet dog. The grimy, low budget 2014 action film bucked the trend. Using an old school formula just as the Marvel Universe was taking flight, the film was the start of an unlikely franchise, and cemented star Keanu [...]
An “encouraging” first half of the year for home improvement retailer Wickes has led the company to launch a share buyback scheme The DIY and garden centre firm reported sales growth of three per cent in the second quarter of the year, and 0.7 per cent in the first half overall. Following its positive results [...]
You could make a strong case for John Wick being a satire. The first movie took the tropes of an action movie – a relentless, taciturn hero reluctantly dragged back into the underworld, motivated by his love for a dead/kidnapped family member – and reduced them to absurdity by making the trigger for his triple-figure [...]
The home improvement retailer reports volume growth for the first time since 2021.
Wickes Group has consolidated the pandemic-driven boom in sales and has maintained its full-year guidance ahead of its AGM today.
Wickes has said it continues to trade in line with expectations after recording a 0.7 per cent uplift in revenues to £827.7m, despite a near 40 per cent slide in profits before tax. The London-listed DIY and home improvement retailer was bolstered by sales in its Do It For Me (DIFM) offering, with sales up [...]
Home improvement giant Wickes announced a boost in sales ground in the third quarter, as it looks to maintain “rigorous control” of costs ahead of a choppy winter. The retailer registered like-for-like sales growth of 2.6 per cent in the last three months, down from 5.4 per cent on the second quarter, but recovered from [...]
Home improvement specialists Wickes maintained strong revenue and profits for the first half of the year, bolstered by younger people who turned to DIY during the pandemic. The businesses had a 1.3 per cent rise in revenue up until July this year, with profit before tax up 6.2 per cent. Its like-for-like sales were up [...]
Action movie Extraction was a bold gamble for Netflix, which reportedly spent big on what they hoped would be their first big movie franchise. But while it boasted huge viewing figures, it’s not exactly talked about in the same breath as John Wick. Nevertheless, Chris Hemsworth is back as Tyler Rake in Extraction 2. He [...]
Wickes has seen a drop in profits for the year as consumers’ love for home improvements took a dent from rising costs, despite the company reporting ‘record’ sales. The DIY retailer posted pre-tax profits of £75.4m down from a “record” £85.0m in 2021 when Brits were engulfed in a number of circuit breaker lockdowns and [...]
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