Kingfisher began life as Woolworth Holdings back in 1982, as a parent company for Woolworths, B&Q and Woolworths Properties. The group acquired the electricals chain Comet and health retailer Superdrug in the 1980’s before changing its name to Kingfisher in 1989. The group has rapidly expanded, acquiring retailers all over the world, but in 1999 its plan to buy supermarket group Asda was thwarted by US giant Wal-Mart. In 2003 the group demerged its electrical & furniture arms to form Kesa Electricals.

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It appears home DIY has kept up its momentum post-lockdown, as B&Q owner Kingfisher’s sales have grown by more than

September 21, 2021
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Kingfisher has signed a £550m three-year credit deal that will see it benefit from a lower interest rate on the

June 2, 2021
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Kingfisher, which owns B&Q and Screwfix, has reported sturdy sales of £3.4bn this morning as lockdown measures pushed people to

May 20, 2021
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Kingfisher, the owner of B&Q and Screwfix, this morning announced that sales and profit surged last year, boosted by its

March 22, 2021
DIY tool firm Screwfix has announced that it will open 40 new stores this year, creating around 400 jobs across the UK and Ireland.

Screwfix is planning to open an extra 50 stores this year, creating around 600 new jobs, in response to the

March 15, 2021
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Shares in Kingfisher, the owner of B&Q, jumped this morning after it announced plans to expand the DIY chain into

March 9, 2021
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Home improvement firm Kingfisher said that a boom in online sales had seen fourth quarter sales rise 16.9 per cent.

January 12, 2021
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B&Q owner Kingfisher has acquired home improvement services firm Needhelp for €10m, with plans to roll the platform out in

November 25, 2020
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B&Q owner Kingfisher expects to report an extra £175m profit for the year due to temporary cost savings, including government

November 19, 2020
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B&Q has reopened all of its UK stores from today after implementing new social distancing measures.  The DIY retailer said

April 30, 2020
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B&Q owner Kingfisher is preparing to negotiate its rent payment system with landlords as it tries to save cash amid

March 18, 2020

B&Q owner Kingfisher saw sales edge higher in its latest quarter thanks to warmer weather and a weaker corresponding period

May 15, 2019

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