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Retail Viewpoint - Carpetright

Retail Viewpoint – Carpetright

Investment in store environment and customer service has supported like-for-like sales growth at Carpetright, but also contributed to a decline in underlying profits, falling £1.3m to £3.6m. Read more.

December 13, 2017
DIY Week Awards 2018

DIY Week Awards 2018

The deadline for entries to the UK DIY Awards has been extended to January 31st, 2018 so don’t miss out on this great opportunity to showcase your latest innovations! Special rates apply for BHETA member submissions.

December 11, 2017
BHETA Forum highlights Housewares Opportunities

BHETA Forum highlights Housewares Opportunities

A packed house of more than eighty members at BHETA’s latest networking forum on November 9th enjoyed presentations from a line-up of speakers invited to highlight opportunities in housewares and stimulate debate on some very topical issues.

December 11, 2017
BHETA seminar advises members on GDPR legislation

BHETA seminar advises members on GDPR legislation

BHETA’s November 21 forum was devoted to advising members about the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which replaces the Data Protection Act (DPA) in May 2018.

December 6, 2017
Retail Viewpoint - Kingfisher

Retail Viewpoint – Kingfisher

While overall UK sales increased to £1,274m, the dichotomous results at Kingfisher UK continue with B&Q sales down 2.8% to £875m amid continued disruption from the ‘ONE Kingfisher’ transformation plan. Meanwhile, Screwfix continued to record impressive double-digit growth, increasing 16.6% on last year to bring total sales to £399m.

November 21, 2017
Retail Viewpoint - The Range

Retail Viewpoint – The Range

The Range logs another pleasing double-digit growth in sales for the year, with revenues of £761.3m. It benefits from 16 store openings during the period and its focus on price appeals to more constrained shoppers.

November 17, 2017
Retail Viewpoint - Ikea

Retail Viewpoint – Ikea

IKEA’s irresistible march continues as it achieves its sixth consecutive year of sales growth, reaching £1.8bn for the 12 months to 31 August 2017. Online drove this growth, where sales were up 10%. This followed a website relaunch in August 2016, which optimised the site for different platforms, and in May 2017, the launch of click & collect to IKEA Order and Collection Points.

November 14, 2017
Three more home improvement companies have joined BHETA

Three more home improvement companies have joined BHETA

Three more home improvement companies have joined BHETA. These include Barton Storage Systems Limited, Rockwool Limited part of the Rockwool Group and Spot Distribution Limited. Read more.

November 8, 2017
Chilly's Bottles joins BHETA

Chilly’s Bottles joins BHETA

Innovative temperature retaining drinks container company, Chilly’s Bottles has joined BHETA. Perfect for keeping cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot, the range combines stylish design with unrivalled function. Formed in 2010, the company’s mission is to accelerate the adoption and everyday use of reusable products.

November 8, 2017
Success of BHETA's Slovenia Export visit sets precedent for future trade missions

Success of BHETA’s Slovenia Export visit sets precedent for future trade missions

BHETA’s export mission to Ljubljana in Slovenia proved such a success that it is to form the model for similar future events, including an export visit to Romania is April 2018. The event, which took place 8-10 October included a networking conference, a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event and a tour of key retail stores.

November 7, 2017
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