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Retail Viewpoint - Kingfisher 30 April 2017

Retail Viewpoint - Kingfisher 30 April 2017

Screwfix continues to prop up UK as B&Q transformation continues. While B&Q suffers following store closures, with sales falling 4.4% to £908m, Screwfix continues to grow at an impressive rate, with sales up 20.3% on the year to £362m and l-f-l growth of 12.6%.

June 12, 2017
BHETA in Trade Association Forum (TAF) awards

BHETA in Trade Association Forum (TAF) awards

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has been shortlisted in two categories in the TAF Best Practice Awards. Read more.

June 6, 2017
BHETA welcomes two new home improvement members

BHETA welcomes two new home improvement members

Another two home improvement companies have joined the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA). They are Action Can and Avron Trading. Read more.

June 6, 2017
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BHETA AGM confirms board appointments

BHETA’s Annual General Meeting took place on May 18th and saw David Holmes of the DRH Collection appointed Treasurer, while Tony Grimshaw of Whatmore joined the BHETA Board. Tony will also be chairing the Association’s newly formed Export Committee.

May 30, 2017
Exclusively Shows names new director of sales

Exclusively Shows names new director of sales

Brooke House Exhibitions, the organiser of Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical, has recruited Lindsey Hoyle as director of sales. Her appointment follows the announcement that Patrick Wade will be stepping down from the role at the end of June.

May 26, 2017
Opportunities galore for 325 delegates galore at BHETA's networking forum

Opportunities galore for 325 delegates galore at BHETA's networking forum

BHETA’s networking forum on April 21 attracted over 325 delegates from across the DIY, garden and housewares industries, keen to understand supplier opportunities not only with Amazon, but also with one of the leading omnichannel distributors, Decco.

May 10, 2017
Wolfcraft UK joins BHETA

Wolfcraft UK joins BHETA

One of Europe’s most innovative manufacturers of hand tools and accessories, Wolfcraft is joining BHETA as part of its continuing investment in its own sales and marketing operation in the UK. Read more.

May 8, 2017
The theme for The Excellence in Housewares Awards 2017 is Vintage Paris

The theme for The Excellence in Housewares Awards 2017 is Vintage Paris

2017 marks the 18th Excellence in Housewares Awards, which have been embraced by the industry and recognised as the 'Oscars' for the housewares trade. Calling all leading housewares suppliers, manufacturers and distributors...We need your help to recognise and reward the best housewares retailers.

May 4, 2017
In the news

BHETA welcomes Blendtec and Toastabags

Luba Distribution and Planit Products are the latest housewares companies to join BHETA. Read more.

May 4, 2017
BHETA helps members develop additional markets

BHETA helps members develop additional markets

BHETA is particularly keen in these times of political and economic surprises to help members explore additional or alternative markets as a means of developing new business outside of existing channels. Read more.

May 4, 2017
Retail Viewpoint - Sainsbury's

Retail Viewpoint - Sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s concludes arguably the most eventful year in its history with a mixed set of results, which were buoyed by the injection of sales from its acquisition of Home Retail Group, but hampered by disappointing l-f-l sales as consumers look for cheaper food & grocery options. Read more.

May 3, 2017
Retailer Viewpoint - Morrisons

Retailer Viewpoint - Morrisons

A sixth consecutive increase in l-f-l growth for Morrisons as the turnaround continues under CEO David Potts’ ‘Fix, Rebuild and Grow’ strategy, as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Easter helped drive sales of almost £4bn in Q1. Read more.

April 30, 2017
Retail Viewpoints - Bunnings

Retail Viewpoints - Bunnings

Bunnings records an increase in customer transactions. Following a decline in sales in H1 for DIY specialist Bunnings, the retailer has reported that sales continued to be impacted in its third quarter during the process of converting Homebase to the Bunnings estate. Read more.

April 27, 2017
BHETA members launch exciting new products

BHETA members launch exciting new products

BHETA members launch exciting new products BHETA helps bring together manufacturers, suppliers and retailers to uncover new product solutions from premium branded to own label. Below is a round-up of new products developed specifically for the DIY market being launched this year. Find our more by contacting the BHETA members directly below. Plaut

April 21, 2017
Retail Viewpoint - Debenhams

Retail Viewpoint - Debenhams

A mixed bag of results is typical from Debenhams, with today’s update no different: H1 UK GTV reached £1,345m, UK l-f-ls were up 0.5%, but domestic operating profit fell by 11.3% to £67.5m. Continued underwhelming trading has resulted in the retailer’s new turnaround strategy, Debenhams Redesigned, aiming to boost destination appeal via experiential retail and a unique offer, and drive online growth.

April 20, 2017
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