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Kingfisher is planning to invest £800m in the transformation of its DIY home improvement retail operation over the next five years.
Kingfisher, the DIY retailer, is to open a 17,000 sq ft projects office at 14 Cornhill in London.
Kingfisher is considering plans to set up a nationwide chain of DIY Express stores, depending on the success of two 6,000 sq ft trial outlets in Hayes and Shepton Mallet.
Kingfisher is planning to open 40 new stores and create 1,000 jobs at its Screwfix trade tools business, while 200 new jobs will be created in its recently-acquired Focus DIY stores.
Kingfisher has bought 31 DIY stores from the administrators of Focus for £23m, and will convert them to its B&Q format this year.
Kingfisher is said to be in negotiations to set up a 796,000 sq ft B&Q distribution centre at Gazeley's G Park in Swindon.
Kingfisher, the owner of the B&Q chain of DIY stores, is considering plans to relocate its tax base to a lower-cost country such as Ireland or Luxembourg.
Kingfisher is planning to expand its chain of four Trade Depot DIY stores to nine over the next 15 months.
Kingfisher is planning to expand its chain of 30 Screwfix Direct outlets to 100 by next year, having appointed Colliers CRE to find suitable sites.
Kingfisher is planning to refurbish 110 B&Q Warehouse stores over the next three years, at a cost of up to £200m.
Kingfisher is planning to open 15 more Screwfix Direct trade counters over the next year, to add to the existing 19.
Kingfisher is planning to open 50 Trade Depot building products stores over the next five years, with the creation of 1,300 jobs.
Kingfisher is planning to open 15 Screwfix Direct and five Trade Depot stores next year, in order to target small general builders and contractors.
Kingfisher is to scale down the development of B&Q superstores due to rising rents, and will instead favour "mini-warehouses".
Kingfisher is to open five B&Q Warehouse branches this year, while its smaller chain of Mini-Warehouses will be expanded with 22 more conversions and ten new sites.
Kingfisher is planning to open more than 100 Castorama warehouse stores in Poland over the next five years.
Kingfisher is to reorganise its Screwfix Direct tools business, including the development of a new head office in Yeovil, the opening of a new distribution depot in Stoke-on-Trent and the closure of a depot in Leicester.
Kingfisher has announced plans to launch a chain of 50 mini-warehouse stores under its B&Q brand, with the creation of 1,500 jobs.
Kingfisher has sold Nomi, the Polish DIY retailer with 39 stores, to Enterprise Investors for £7m.
Kingfisher is planning to expand its global network of DIY sourcing offices over the next few years, in order to improve the management of its B&Q supply chain.
Kingfisher has sold Dubois Materiaux, its French builders merchant subsidiary, to Saint-Gobain for £69m.
Kingfisher is to sell Reno-Depot, its Canadian chain of 20 home improvement stores, to RONA for £155m.
Kingfisher has agreed to sell ProMarkt, the German electrical retailer, back to its founders for a nominal sum.
Kingfisher is planning to open 77 Comet electrical megastores over the next five years, with many replacing existing smaller sites.
Kingfisher is planning to relocate its head office to a 54,000 sq ft building at Paddington Central development in London.
Kingfisher is to sell Time Retail Finance, its Leeds-based financial services operation, to GE Capital for £149m, as part of a strategy to focus on DIY and electrical retailing.
Kingfisher has announced plans to open 70 Comet electrical stores over the next five years, with the creation of 3,000 jobs.
Kingfisher is to sell its Superdrug health and beauty stores to Kruidvat of the Netherlands for £310m.
Kingfisher has announced plans to build a Big W superstore on a site near Corporation Bridge in Grimsby, as part of a £25m retail development that will create almost 300 jobs.
Kingfisher is considering plans to develop a Big W superstore in Coatbridge, and is also looking at potential sites in Aberdeen, Dundee and Inverness.
Kingfisher is recruiting up to 250 staff in Derby in preparation for the opening of two Woolworths stores at sites in the Eagle Centre and Normanton Road.
Kingfisher is planning to open 15 Comet electrical stores a year, and will gradually sell off its smaller stores to concentrate on 220 "destination" stores.
Kingfisher is planning to open 25 B&Q Warehouse stores in 2001 with the creation of more than 4,000 jobs.
Kingfisher has announced plans to open 58 B&Q stores in China over the next five years at a cost of £300m, as part of a strategy to create the first global DIY business.
Kingfisher is seeking permission to build a Big W store in east Hull, as part of a £20m development that will create up to 400 jobs.
Kingfisher has bought an 85% stake in Streets Online, the internet-based music retailer, for £16m.
Kingfisher is to take over the C&A store in Doncaster in order to open a new Superdrug outlet.
Kingfisher is to demerge Woolworths and Superdrug from the B&Q and Comet chains next spring, in order to facilitate international expansion for its DIY and electrical businesses.
Kingfisher has agreed to take six former C&A stores to set up new Woolworths outlets.
Kingfisher is to set up a 30,000 sq ft Comet electrical store at the Anglia Park development in Ipswich, which is due to open later this year.
Kingfisher is to open a £7m Big W superstore at the Victoria shopping centre in Bradford in November, with the creation of 200 jobs.
Kingfisher is planning to build a 65,000 sq ft Big W superstore in Newark, with the creation of more than 230 jobs.
Kingfisher is to invest £55m in its electronic retailing activities this year, and is also interested in making further acquisitions to boost its e-commerce presence.
Kingfisher is to open a 230,000 sq ft distribution warehouse for its Screwfix DIY mail order business at Braunstone in Leicestershire next month, with the creation of up to 300 jobs.
Kingfisher is to invest £60m in its internet retailing operations this year, and has also announced the formation of five e-commerce business units - electrical, DIY, health, home and investments in other internet businesses.
Kingfisher is planning to open 300 Woolworths convenience stores over the next four years.
Kingfisher is planning to set up a B&Q store on two floors in Sutton, and the concept could be rolled out to other areas where land supply is short.
Kingfisher is in merger discussions with Metro of Germany, which could lead to the creation of a pan-European retailing group.
Kingfisher is planning to open 15 more B&Q Warehouse DIY stores this year with the creation of up to 2,000 jobs, and about 200 new jobs will be created at its Screwfix mail order business.
Kingfisher is to invest £1.5m in the development of a national call centre in Hull for its Comet electrical retailing business, creating up to 300 jobs.
Kingfisher is acquiring Hugo Van Praag, the Belgian electrical retailer, for up to £20m.
Kingfisher has confirmed plans to open up to 10 Big W discount stores, with the creation of more than 2,000 jobs.
Kingfisher is to open a Big W superstore in Coventry in October with the creation of 250 jobs.
Kingfisher has confirmed the acquisition of Screwfix, the mail-order and internet DIY business, for about £75m.
Kingfisher is acquiring Dickens, the North East DIY group, for about £27m, and will convert at least four of the five outlets to the B&Q format.
Kingfisher is planning to open 103 new stores with the creation of 4,800 jobs, and has also announced a strategy to develop its business in continental Europe.
Kingfisher has acquired Electrical City, the Singapore electrical retail chain, for undisclosed terms, and will use it as a base to expand further into south-east Asia.
Kingfisher is to merge its B&Q business with Castorama of France to create Europe's largest DIY retailing group and allow major cost savings.
Kingfisher is to acquire Polish Life Improvement, Poland's largest DIY retailer, for about £16m, its first move into eastern Europe.
Kingfisher is to increase its stake in BUT, the French electrical retailer, from 26% to about 62% at a cost of £103m, and will combine the business with its pan-European Kingfisher Electrical Retailing division.
Kingfisher is buying 60% stakes in two German electrical retailers - Wegert Verwaltungs and Promarkt Holding - for £49m, as part of a strategy to create a global retailing business.
Kingfisher has acquired F-Beat Records, the owner of the Demon Records music company, for about £2m.
Kingfisher is acquiring BCC Holding Amstelveen, the Dutch electrical retailer with 17 stores, for £34m.
Kingfisher, the retail group, has sold its 50% stake in the Staples office supplies superstores to Staples, its US partner, for £23.5m.