B&Q saw a sales surge in the first quarter, boosting parent company Kingfisher’s profits.

Kingfisher, Europe’s top home improvement retailer, posted a 20 per cent surge in first quarter retail profit and said it would pay a £100 million spe(...)

B&Q hardware store: the chain is jostling in France for the top spot with Group Adeo

Kingfisher, Europe’s largest home improvement retailer, moved to strengthen its position in France, its most profitable market, with a €275 mil(...)

Employees of French tools and supplies retailer Castorama demonstrate to ask for the right to open the stores on Sundays. Photograph: Pierre Verdy/ AFP/Getty Images)

For the second time in five years, France will pass a law in 2014 to regulate Sunday trading, prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has announced. Ayraul(...)

Kingfisher, Europe’s biggest home improvements retailer, reported a slight dip in profits today and said it was too early to call an economic recovery(...)