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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Europe's biggest DIY group King­fisher said yesterday that its €275m (£201m) bid for smaller French rival Mr Bricolage had collapsed

March 30, 2015

Looks like B&Q's owner has got itself into a (Screw)fix, after it revealed its plans to buy Mr Bricolage are

March 30, 2015

Kingfisher has agreed to sell a controlling stake in its Chinese B&Q business to Wumei Holdings for £140m.The retail group

December 22, 2014

NO AMOUNT of DIY could help fix Kingfisher’s sales performance in the third quarter as France’s weak consumer economy continued

November 25, 2014

Kingfisher’s new French chief executive, Veronique Laury, faces a tough task to arrest the tumbling sales in her home country

November 25, 2014

THE FTSE yesterday rose, as gains at media company Reed Elsevier helped offset a slump in home improvements ret­ailer King­fisher.

July 24, 2014

Shares in B&Q owner Kingfisher have fallen by more than 7.3 per cent in early trading, after the company reported

July 24, 2014

KINGFISHER’S shares fell nearly five per cent yesterday after first quarter profits fell short of City expectations, despite its B&Q

May 29, 2014

EUROPE’S biggest home improvement retailer Kingfisher has bolstered its presence in France by agreeing to buy smaller rival Mr Bricolage

April 3, 2014

B&Q and Screwfix owner Kingfisher has announced it’s entered exclusive talks to acquire Mr Bricolage, a French home improvement retailer.Should

April 3, 2014

KINGFISHER, the owner of DIY chains B&Q and Screwfix, announced plans to hand £200m to shareholders as brighter prospects in

March 25, 2014

B&Q owner Kingfisher is enjoying a rise in share price of four per cent after the company announced bumper profits

March 25, 2014

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