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    1. June 1, 2016

      Halfords’ future is in buying bike businesses, not share buybacks

      Most car owners have a part of them that is petrolhead, even if it only emerges when they buy a cup holder. And Mamils...

    2. June 1, 2016

      Dash-cam revenues offset decline in Halfords’ bike sales

      Strong growth in car servicing and the continued popularity of dashboard-mounted cameras helped Halfords record a...

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      June 1, 2016

      Halfords: Dash cams offset fair-weather cyclists

      Halfords cited the “unhelpful weather” in reporting a solid set of numbers for 2016, as strong performance in its...

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      April 13, 2016

      Halfords shares jump 7.5% after decent Q4

      Shares in Halfords have jumped 7.5 per cent in early trading, after the motoring and cycling retailer posted positive...

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      April 13, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Every little sales increase helps Tesco, which is back in the black; McCormick has dropped its bid for Premier Foods;...

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      April 13, 2016

      'Dash cams' help drive sales at Halfords in Q4

      British motoring and cycling retailer Halfords said like-for-like revenues increased by 2.6 per cent in the fourth...

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      March 21, 2016

      Halfords drops 8.3% as UBS turns bearish on UK retail

      Shares in Halfords have dropped as much as 8.3 per cent this morning after UBS slapped it with a ‘SELL’ rating and...

    6. February 5, 2016

      Halfords finance boss drives up buying activity

      Jonny Mason, who joined Halfords from Scandinavian chicken company Scandi Standard midway through last year, has forked...

    7. January 21, 2016

      Halfords puts brake on costs as it struggles to lift cycle sales

      Shares in Halfords jumped more than 12 per cent after the UK car accessories and bicycle retailer reported resilient...

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      January 21, 2016

      Bikes and big clothes race to top of FTSE 250

      Halfords and N Brown have bagged the FTSE 250’s top spots today, as the retailers rack up some hefty gains after...

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      January 21, 2016

      Halfords repairs its punctured revenue growth

      Halfords saw a return to growth in sales of bicycles in the third quarter more than offsetting a small decline in...

    10. November 12, 2015

      Summer bike sales dip punctures Halfords’ profits

      Halfords is to revamp stores and invest in data collection as its new chief executive seeks to put a brake on sluggish...

    11. November 8, 2015

      Corporate diary: November 9 — November 13

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

    12. September 2, 2015

      Halfords shares tumble on cycle slowdown

      Halfords has reported a sudden drop in sales at its cycle unit over the summer, blaming wet weather for “deterring...

    13. September 2, 2015

      Time for Asos founder to watch from afar

      Founders are great. They spot market opportunities, have the vim and vigour to get the business up and running, and the...

    14. July 24, 2015

      Boardroom trades, July 25

      Online marketing group dot Digital released an upbeat trading statement last week citing a 30 per cent increase in...

    15. June 5, 2015

      Halfords: mamil spirits

      The “mamil” — middle-aged man in Lycra — is increasingly common on Britain’s roads. Not a decorative species, but it...

    16. June 5, 2015

      Halfords taps pedal power to increase profits

      Halfords, the UK car repairs and cycle parts retailer, rode an increase in the popularity of cycling to notch up £1bn...

    17. April 13, 2015

      Parking public servants’ pensions off-balance sheet suits politicians

      An “elephant in the room” is an inconvenient fact too big to ignore. So the term cannot be applied to the UK’s £1.3tn...

    18. April 13, 2015

      Halfords finance director set to board easyJet

      Halfords’ finance director has swapped wheels for wings with a move to easyJet, as the cycle and car maintenance group...

    19. March 23, 2015

      Halfords recruits Jill McDonald as CEO

      Halfords has ended its two-month search for a chief executive by poaching Jill McDonald from McDonald’s, after Matt...

    20. January 21, 2015

      Car maintenance tunes up Halfords sales

      Car battery sales powered a cheerful final Christmas at Halfords for chief executive Matt Davies, who has been hired to...

    21. January 13, 2015

      Investors considering potential contenders for WM Morrison crown

      Investors are speculating on potential successors to Dalton Philips who was ousted on Monday as chief executive of Wm...

    22. January 8, 2015

      Hands-on Halfords boss hired to help fix Tesco

      Matt Davies, the Halfords chief executive hired by the board of Tesco to rebuild its UK business, is known in the...

    23. August 15, 2014

      Boardroom trades August 16

      At 480p, shares in Halfords were close to a four-year high when Helen Jones joined the retailer as a non-executive six...

    24. August 15, 2014

      Boardroom trades August 16

      At 480p, shares in Halfords were close to a four-year high when Helen Jones joined the retailer as a non-executive six...

    25. May 22, 2014

      Halfords chief warns suppliers to pay fee to support turnround

      The chief executive of Halfords warned that suppliers who refused to pay the retailer a fee would “reduce their...

    26. January 16, 2014

      Cycling boom spins Halfords sales higher

      Halfords reported strong Christmas trading figures as cycle sales continued to boost overall performance. Like-for-like...

    27. January 16, 2014

      Online sales boost range of UK retailers

      UK retailers delivered a batch of strong Christmas trading figures on Thursday, with growing numbers of shoppers moving...

    28. November 7, 2013

      Halfords chief puts brakes on expectations after strong results

      The chief executive of Halfords battled to damp shareholder expectations for the rest of the year after a strong set of...

    29. September 5, 2013

      Retailers on a roll as MPC makes no change

      Well-received news from UK retailers provided a timely reminder of the challenges posed by the economic recovery to the...

    30. July 16, 2013

      Kate Bostock bounces off from Asos

      The resignation of Kate Bostock from Asos after just over six months illustrates the risk taken by would-be job...

    31. July 10, 2013

      G4S at 22-month low as FTSE 100 dips

      G4S hit a 22-month low yesterday on growing fears of another profit warning and potential rights issue. Goldman Sachs...

    32. July 10, 2013

      Cycling craze keeps Halfords on track

      Cycle sales powered ahead at Halfords, but the retailer said it would struggle to match its performance from last...

    33. June 3, 2013

      UK directors’ deals: Prudential, William Hill, Halfords, Zincox

      The men from the Pru have shown deft timing in making share disposals. Seven Prudential directors sold a significant...

    34. May 31, 2013

      Halfords pulls ahead on turnround hopes

      Turnround hopes meant Halfords was outperforming a falling London market on Friday. The retailer took on 6.1 per cent...

    35. May 24, 2013

      Next out of favour as FTSE slips from high

      Next was out of favour on Friday as the FTSE 100 drifted further from its 12-year high. Morgan Stanley turned cautious...

    36. May 23, 2013

      Lombard: Lloyds and BofA sow confusion with SJP stake sale

      Sam Goldwyn said verbal contracts weren’t worth the paper they were written on. Neither, it would appear, are stock...

    37. May 23, 2013

      UK’s FTSE suffers biggest fall in a year

      The London market ended a fifteen-day winning streak on Thursday, leaving the FTSE 100 with its sharpest drop in a...

    38. May 23, 2013

      Halfords shares fall as it reduces its dividend

      Shares in Halfords fell as much as 19 per cent after the bike retailer and repair group cut its dividend by a third and...

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