IKEA concept needs to change more fundamentally if it is to satisfy growing number of customers requesting IKEA stores

In two medieval Dutch cities, Ikea’s most senior executives are finalising the biggest overhaul at the Swedish-born furniture empire in over 30 years.(...)

Kingfisher trades as B&Q and Screwfix in Ireland and Britain

Kingfisher, Europe’s largest home improvement retailer, beat forecasts with a 0.3 per cent rise in annual profit, though it said it remained cautious (...)

Oil prices slid after rallying by 10 per cent on Friday. That led to losses by companies such as BP, Total and Eni

European shares fell yesterday as Spanish and Italian banks led a decline by banking shares and oil and gas companies lost ground when an oil price r(...)

Kingfisher trades as B&Q and Screwfix in Britain and Castorama and Brico Depot in France

Kingfisher, Europe’s largest home improvement retailer, said on Monday it was targeting a £500 million(€660m) increase in sustainable annual profit in(...)

 Kingfisher, owner of B&Q, is expected to report Q3 results this week. (Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters)

Kingfisher, Europe’s largest home- improvement retailer, reported third-quarter earnings that missed estimates as sales fell at French home-improveme(...)

Applegreen: service station group’s shares fall another 2 per cent to €4.70

European shares closed generally higher on Tuesday, helped by a positive start at Wall Street. However, shares at German energy firms RWE and E.ON d(...)

Pretax profits at Kingfisher, which runs the B&Q and Screwfix chains  fell 2.3 per cent to £384 million (€524 million). Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Kingfisher, Europe’s largest home improvements retailer, said it could open 200 more of its strongly performing British Screwfix stores, as first-half(...)

Kingfisher’s B&Q chain reported same-store sales up 3.4 per cent over 10 weeks.

Kingfisher, Europe’s largest home improvements retailer, posted improved growth in both Britain and France in its latest 10-week sales on Thursday, wi(...)

In the first quarter Kingfisher put agreements in place with two national retailers to take over its lease agreements on 14 B&Q stores over the next two years. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Kingfisher, Europe’s largest home improvement retailer, met analysts’ expectations for first-quarter earnings and reached agreements to complete almos(...)

Still Britain’s biggest retailer by market share, M&S’s performance over Christmas will clearly be key to how much longer Marc Bolland can hold on to his job at the group.

Four years ago, Helen Weir was being tipped as the first woman to run a top UK bank. Now she’s being named as a potential successor to Marc Bolland at(...)