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Halfords has been fined £30,000 after an investigation found it had sent nearly 500,000 unwanted marketing emails. The bike retailer had received complaints over emails about a government voucher scheme that gave people £50 off the cost of repairing a bike at any participating store or mechanic in England. Halfords jumped on the scheme to [...]
Motoring retailer Halfords has called on the government to rethink its decision to scrap the £1,500 grant for the purchase of new electric cars. The Department for Transport (DfT) announced on Tuesday it would “refocus” the funding available away from the grant to encourage other road users, including taxis and delivery vans, to make the [...]
Cycling and motoring services giant Halfords is offering Northern line commuters free e-bike loans, as workers face a 17-week line closure. Commuters with an Oyster Card or season ticket are eligible for a free e-bike for up to a week at a time, offered on a first come, first served basis. Halfords has invited commuters [...]
A shortage of specialist mechanics is interfering with Halfords’ agenda to rapidly grow the number of electric cars on Britain’s roads to such an extent that the boss of the company has called on government to do more. Graham Stapleton, chief executive of the retailer and motoring services business, said he is “very concerned” that [...]
Cycling and motoring services giant Halfords has acquired National, the tyre and automotive servicing business in a £62m deal. National operates under the brands National Tyres and Autocare, Viking Wholesale Tyres and Tyre Shopper. The deal will mean Halfords is the largest vehicle service, maintenance and repair business in the UK and help the company [...]
Jerry can sales surged an eyewatering 1,656 per cent at Halfords this weekend, as panic buying gripped the UK when news of a fuel shortage hit the streets. With a trickling supply of HGV drivers in the country, fuel forecourts have been reporting a reduced supply of petrol and diesel, which has led to cars [...]
Car and bike retailer Halfords has entered the software industry by launching B2B firm Avayler, it was announced this morning. The software, which was developed for Halford’s garages, will allow users to streamline their delivery processes. It’s first customer will be American Tire Distributors (ATD), one of the largest suppliers to the replacement tire industry [...]
Halfords reported a continued surge in pandemic-inspired cycling sales but warned that supply shortages were a risk to its growth projections, in its annual results this morning. The retailer, which was classed as an essential retailer and was allowed to remain open during the lockdown, reported annual profits grew by 72 per cent, rising from [...]
British bike and car products retailer Halfords has agreed to buy motoring services provider Universal Tyre and Autocentres for £15m. Universal Tyre, based in South East England, operates from 20 sites and 89 commercial vans, specialising in tyre services and car maintenance. Halfords is targeting having over 550 garages in the UK, with the Universal [...]
Halfords this morning said that it was on track to post full year profit of £90m to £100m as a pandemic-inspired cycling boom continued. That’s after paying back £10.7m in furlough income, as the firm announced that it would do this morning. The firm’s shares rose 17 per cent on the back of the announcement. [...]
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