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Ocado Trading Update

Ocado Trading Update

Ocado Trading Update Financial results Total Sales (retail) +14.9% (£311.4m) Average orders per week +16.4% (177,000) Average order size -1.7% (£109.74) (All results for the 16 weeks to 30 November 2014) Our analysis In the context of a very tough grocery market, Ocado has posted a pleasing set of numbers that demonstrate the continued attractiveness …

December 12, 2014
BRC Numbers - November 2014

BRC Numbers – November 2014

BRC Numbers – November 2014 Total +2.2% LFL +0.6% (All results relate to November 2014) Our analysis With the highest growth in three months, November’s numbers provide an optimistic prelude to Christmas. However, much of the uplift has been driven by the promotional activity of Black Friday. This raises two questions. First, how profitable is …

December 10, 2014
Poundland First Half Results

Poundland First Half Results

Poundland First Half Results Total Sales +15.0% (£528.2 million) LFL +4.7% (Full year results for the 26 weeks to 28 September 2014) Our analysis This is an expectedly strong first half for Poundland, with the retailer the vanguard of the discount channel that is making significant gains on the UK high street. This is coming …

November 28, 2014
Wyevale 'Meet the Buyer' success leads to a promise of two per year

Wyevale ‘Meet the Buyer’ success leads to a promise of two per year

Wyevale ‘Meet the Buyer’ success leads to a promise of two per year Members of BHETA covering garden, DIY and housewares sectors enjoyed face to face time with leading garden industry retailer, Wyevale at the latest BHETA ‘Meet The Buyer’ event, this time held in conjunction with GIMA. Seven Wyevale buyers from horticulture, garden and …

November 25, 2014
Homebase's Paul Emslie attracts members to Edgbaston

Homebase’s Paul Emslie attracts members to Edgbaston

Homebase’s Paul Emslie attracts members to Edgbaston Commercial director of Homebase, Paul Emslie attracted both DIY and housewares members to BHETA’s latest forum on November 18th, which took place at the famous Edgbaston cricket ground in a spectacular room overlooking the immaculately mown pitch. Paul shared with BHETA members the latest strategic information on Homebase’s …

November 25, 2014
BHETA is pleased to welcome Hot Plate Products

BHETA is pleased to welcome Hot Plate Products

BHETA is pleased to welcome Hot Plate Products Hot Plate Products started in 2013 as a distribution company that would also build brands and within three months of starting up had partnered with four category-leading brands. It now has six hundred distribution points. Managing director, James Gray said, “Hot Plate Products takes pride in selecting …

November 25, 2014
BHETA welcomes Talking Tables

BHETA welcomes Talking Tables

BHETA welcomes Talking Tables Design-led party accessories company, Talking Tables has joined the British Home Enhancement Trade Associaton (BHETA). Talking Tables was founded in 1999 by Claire Harris who had spotted a gap in the market for themed party items, party games and table trivia that would literally ‘get the table talking’. The company now …

November 25, 2014
Certainly Wood joins BHETA

Certainly Wood joins BHETA

Certainly Wood is the latest company to join BHETA The inventor of kiln dried firewood, is a family business and the largest specialist firewood supplier in the UK. All firewood and kindling is hardwood from sustainable British woodland and all logs are dried in unique wood fired kilns, with electricity provided by solar panels. Certainly …

November 25, 2014
Holiday Pay: Important Update

Holiday Pay: Important Update

Holiday Pay: Important Update Further to previous newsletters, most of our customers will be aware that the legal landscape in respect of holiday pay is undergoing considerable change right now. European case law decisions have called into question the method that UK employers have generally used for calculating holiday pay. This means that holiday pay …

November 25, 2014
B&M H1 Trading Update

B&M H1 Trading Update

B&M H1 Trading Update Financial Results Group Revenue +29.7% B&M Revenue +19.4% B&M LFL +4.8% (All results for the 26 weeks to 27 September 2014) Our analysis The first published results of orange and blue discounter, B&M, show it is continuing its assault on the UK retail market. In line with the wider momentum of …

November 19, 2014
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