Kingfisher

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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The Kingfisher makeover has yet to win over investors, with results from the B&Q owner showing why. There are signs

March 29, 2019

By Graeme Evans from interactive investor. Investors in these two high-profile retailers ran for the hills following the latest trading

March 25, 2019

Kingfisher announced the surprise departure of its chief executive this morning, as a swathe of store closures and a double-digit drop

March 20, 2019

Home secretary Sajid Javid has approved the extradition of Vijay Mallya, the Indian tycoon behind Kingfisher, who is facing criminal fraud charges

February 4, 2019

Vijay Mallya, the Indian tycoon behind Kingfisher, should be extradited from the UK to India to face fraud charges over

December 10, 2018

B&Q owner Kingfisher today said it will exit Russia, Spain and Portugal to focus on its struggling French operations after

November 21, 2018

Kingfisher, the owner of B&Q, has seen its pre-tax profits plunge in the first half of this year as the

September 19, 2018

Kingfisher, Europe’s biggest home improvement retailer, said it has found buyers for a quarter of its stores earmarked for closure

May 28, 2015

Currency volatility did Kingfisher no favours in the first quarter of 2015, but investors have not been put off. The figuresSales

May 28, 2015
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The chief executive of Kingfisher denied yesterday that the younger generation had fallen out of love with DIY, even as

March 31, 2015

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses”. Kingfisher’s new chief executive Veronique Laury

March 31, 2015

Kingfisher's profits fell last year despite an increase in sales, but plans to close 60 B&Q stores have sent shares

March 31, 2015

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