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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. May 23, 2013

      London shares retreat from 13-year high

      London stocks fell back from their 13-year closing peak on Thursday morning led by mining shares. The FTSE 100 opened...

    25. May 9, 2013

      ITV rises on regulation hopes as FTSE 100 gains

      Hopes of looser regulation helped lift ITV on Wednesday as the London market held at a five-year high. ITV rose 3.3 per...

    26. April 10, 2013

      Buoyant car parts offset Halfords decline

      Halfords will accelerate the expansion of its car servicing business, after its retail division suffered from cyclists...

    27. December 28, 2012

      Insurers lead FTSE 100 declines

      The FTSE 100’s fall from some of its best levels of 2012 broadened on Friday, as traders continued to sell riskier...

    28. November 21, 2012

      Halfords profits dip 20% on higher costs

      Profits at Halfords dropped more than 20 per cent in the six months to end-September, as the sales boost in bicycles...

    29. November 21, 2012

      Kingfisher falls on France trading worries

      Fears over France led Kingfisher to a five-week low ahead of a trading update next Thursday, which analysts at Merrill...

    30. October 4, 2012

      Has bike, will ride at Halfords

      Matt Davies owns a bicycle. This is a good qualification for the incoming chief executive of Halfords, the UK’s biggest...

    31. October 4, 2012

      Tesco falls on doubts over turnround

      Tesco led the London market lower on Thursday on renewed fears that its turnround was off track. Interim results on...

    32. October 4, 2012

      Cycling sales help Halfords beat forecasts

      A surge in sales of bikes and cycling accessories, on the back of the Olympics and Tour de France, helped Halfords beat...

    33. October 3, 2012

      Davies takes the wheel at Halfords

      Halfords has named a new chief executive, ahead of a trading statement on Thursday from the car parts and bicycle...

    34. July 29, 2012

      Wet weather boosts online retail therapy

      Lost sales among bricks-and-mortar shops during the wet weather have boosted revenues at two of the biggest online...

    35. July 23, 2012

      Retailers fear Olympics might ring hollow

      It is not so much “faster, higher, stronger” – the Olympic motto coined more than 100 years ago – as “slower, lower and...

    36. July 19, 2012

      Co-operative: Crafty savings bank

      One wonders how long Co-op boss Peter Marks had to dangle António Horta-Osório of Lloyds upside down to shake the...

    37. July 19, 2012

      Halfords profit warning as chief exits

      Halfords, the struggling car parts and bicycle retailer, has parted company with David Wild, its chief executive of...

    38. July 19, 2012

      BG Group misses out as London shares rally

      BG Group , the oil and gas company, missed out on a London market rally on Thursday after analysts raised concerns...

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