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  1. August 24, 2016

    Travis and Kingfisher rise on Brexit hope

    Travis Perkins and Kingfisher outperformed a falling London market on Wednesday as confidence grew that the...

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    August 19, 2016

    Darty CEO joins Casino after Fnac takeover

    Régis Schultz is darting from one French retailer to another. The retail boss, who had led the London-listed but...

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  1. August 18, 2016

    Solid UK trade sales boost Kingfisher

    DIY retailer Kingfisher has reported a 3 per cent rise in like-for-like sales in the second quarter, driven by an...

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    August 18, 2016

    Opening Quote: Final Premier Farnell offer

    By Jonathan Guthrie Sign up to receive your City morning briefing by email here. Swiss electronics group Datwyler has...

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    August 18, 2016

    Opening Quote: Final Premier Farnell offer

    By Jonathan Guthrie Sign up to receive your City morning briefing by email here. Swiss electronics group Datwyler has...

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    August 18, 2016

    Kingfisher cautious as French sales stall

    A wave of strikes in France over the summer months in protest at unpopular labour market reforms has contributed to a...

  5. May 24, 2016

    Screwfix chain growth boosts sales at Kingfisher

    A surge in sales of tools to tradesmen and a boost in revenue from Poland helped Kingfisher report a 3.6 per cent jump...

  6. April 20, 2016

    UK companies get creative to escape costly pensions

    About 200 former Kingfisher staff had their retirements interrupted last year by a letter from their former employer....

  7. April 16, 2016

    Housing worries take toll on housebuilders and DIY retailers

    Housing market worries weighed heavily on the FTSE 100 index on Friday, with shares in housebuilders and do-it-yourself...

  8. Fast FT

    March 23, 2016

    Kingfisher profits drop, but 'ambitious' plan on track

    Kingfisher has reported a drop of 20.5 per cent in full year pre-tax profit to £512m, as restructuring costs dragged...

  9. Fast FT

    March 11, 2016

    'Rubbish': Indian drinks boss denies he has 'absconded'

    Indian drinks mogul Vijay Mallya has tweeted that he has “not absconded” amid reports he was in the UK having fled...

  10. January 25, 2016

    Kingfisher: bright ideas

    Bayonet or screw-in. Incandescent or fluorescent. Sixty watts or 100. There are not many more ways that a lightbulb...

  11. January 25, 2016

    Kingfisher shares dive despite pledge to hand £600m to investors

    Shares in Kingfisher fell more than 6 per cent on Monday despite Europe’s largest DIY retail group announcing plans to...

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    January 25, 2016

    Kingfisher biggest faller on FTSE 100

    Kingfisher has sunk down to the bottom of the FTSE 100 in mid-morning trading as shareholders are clearly not too...

  13. Fast FT

    January 25, 2016

    Kingfisher sliding despite promise of £600m capital return

    Shareholders in Kingfisher, the DIY retailer behind B&Q in the UK and Castorama in France, don’t seem too impressed so...

  14. Fast FT

    January 25, 2016

    Kingfisher targets £500m annual profits boost

    Kingfisher, Europe’s biggest DIY retailer by revenue, is spending £800m on a five-year “transformation” plan that it...

  15. Fast FT

    January 14, 2016

    Debenhams picks ex-Kingfisher CEO as chair

    Debenhams, the UK department store chain that successfully navigated a warm winter, has picked a veteran retailer as...

  16. January 3, 2016

    Debenhams looks to enlist ex-Kingfisher boss Ian Cheshire to board

    Debenhams, the department store chain, has held talks with former Kingfisher boss Sir Ian Cheshire about joining its...

  17. November 1, 2015

    How to lead a business when technology turns it upside down

    Retail is detail. That is why many who have reached the top of the business got their start at the bottom. In the...

  18. October 22, 2015

    Signs of slowdown for builders’ suppliers

    Conflicting signals from the property market on Thursday allowed creeping doubts about the strength of the UK economic...

  19. October 12, 2015

    VW and the unending wars of head office and local outposts

    For a man apparently at the centre of inquiries into the global emissions scandal, Michael Horn, chief executive of...

  20. September 15, 2015

    Kingfisher: less is more

    What took them so long? The “do it yourself” market in the UK is thought to have peaked in around 2004 — about the time...

  21. September 15, 2015

    Kingfisher plans to open 200 more Screwfix stores

    Kingfisher is putting its faith in white van man, opening another 200 Screwfix stores as time-pressed homeowners fall...

  22. May 28, 2015

    ‘Do it for me’ trend underpins UK sales growth at Kingfisher

    Sales are inching ahead at Kingfisher after strong growth in its trades business offset a decline in DIY as UK and...

  23. May 24, 2015

    ‘Do it for me’ culture threatens home improvement stores

    Ever since the boom years of DIY in the 1980s, bank holidays have typically been the time when British enthusiasts...

  24. March 31, 2015

    Kingfisher to close 60 B&Q stores over two years

    Véronique Laury, the new chief executive of Kingfisher, is taking an axe to 60 of B&Q’s 360 UK stores over the next two...

  25. March 30, 2015

    Kingfisher takeover of Mr Bricolage collapses

    Kingfisher’s plan to take over Mr Bricolage has collapsed after one of the French DIY chain’s major shareholders failed...

  26. March 30, 2015

    Labour’s business manifesto is unlikely to win FTSE 100 votes

    Labour’s launch of its business manifesto on the first full day of campaigning felt like getting a chore out of the...

  27. March 27, 2015

    Head of B&Q to leave in Kingfisher revamp

    The head of B&Q is set to leave the DIY chain in a shake-up of parent Kingfisher under its new chief executive...

  28. February 17, 2015

    Tesco appoints former Dixons head Allan as chairman

    Tesco has appointed John Allan, the former chairman of Dixons, as its new chairman, despite some big shareholders...

  29. January 20, 2015

    Former Kingfisher chief to advise Whitehall

    The government will appoint the former chief executive of the DIY group Kingfisher, Sir Ian Cheshire, as the top...

  30. January 15, 2015

    Kingfisher hit by Swiss franc fallout

    Kingfisher was London’s sharpest blue-chip faller on Thursday as traders looked for potential casualties from the surge...

  31. December 22, 2014

    Kingfisher sells controlling stake in China business

    Kingfisher is selling a controlling stake in its lossmaking B&Q China business in a £140m cash deal, the latest in a...

  32. December 22, 2014

    Oil majors pump up FTSE 100

    Oil majors crowded at the top of a resurgent FTSE 100 on Monday, as crude prices held above $60 a barrel after Saudi...

  33. November 25, 2014

    Slowing eurozone hits Kingfisher sales

    Kingfisher, the world’s third largest DIY retailer which owns the UK’s B&Q chain, has seen weakening economic sentiment...

  34. September 30, 2014

    UK is a land of liberté, égalité and opportunity for French execs

    The cliché spouted by some middle-class Britons is that they love France but don’t like the French. The opposite...

  35. September 19, 2014

    Asda pledges same prices from Perth to Portsmouth

    Shoppers in Perth will continue to pay the same price as those in Portsmouth pledged Asda, the British retail group...

  36. September 18, 2014

    A tale of two successors

    Accusations of nepotism were bound to be made when it was announced last week, upon the death of Santander chairman...

  37. September 14, 2014

    Sir Ian Cheshire rejects offer of top Whitehall job

    Sir Ian Cheshire has become the latest senior business person to reject an approach to become the chief executive of...

  38. September 11, 2014

    Business finds its voice on independence

    Business leaders have managed for two long years to avoid becoming involved in the fractious issue of Scottish...

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