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Kingfisher plc is a home improvement company. The Company is engaged in the supply of home improvement products and services through a network of retail stores and other channels, located mainly in the United Kingdom and continental Europe. The Company's segments include France, UK & Ireland, and Other International. The Other International segment consists of Poland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Romania and the joint venture Koctas Yapi Marketleri Ticaret A.S. (Koctas) in Turkey. Its brands include B&Q, Castorama, Brico Depot, Screwfix, TradePoint and Koctas. B&Q is the home improvement and garden center retailer. Castorama's stores provide over 50,000 home and garden products in France and Poland. Brico Depot offers customers do it yourself (DIY) and renovation products. Screwfix is a supplier of trade tools, plumbing, electrical, bathrooms and kitchen products.
Retail (Home Improvement)
3 Sheldon Square
Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
Bernard L. Bot
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director
CEO B&Q UK and Ireland
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The COVID-19 crisis has prompted consumers to rediscover the joy of home improvement, do-it-yourself (DIY) retailer Kingfisher <KGF.L> said, as it reported a 23% jump in first half profit.
Home improvement retailer Kingfisher <KGF.L> will focus on smaller store formats in the future, its boss said on Tuesday.
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* Shares rise as much as 12.5% (Adds comment on furloughed workers, updates shares)
Home improvement retailer Kingfisher on Wednesday forecast first half underlying profit ahead of last year after strong second quarter trading, combined with cost reductions.
Home improvement group Kingfisher's sales surged as its European stores emerged from coronavirus lockdowns and the company said its business would be more resilient than most in the coming recession.
Home improvement group Kingfisher said on Wednesday its underlying sales increased 21.8% year-on-year in its second quarter so far to June 13 as its stores across Europe emerged from coronavirus lockdowns.
Home improvement group Kingfisher <KGF.L> saw its sales turn positive in the first week of May as more stores emerged from coronavirus lockdowns, encouraging people to take on do-it-yourself projects, sending its shares sharply higher.
Home improvement group Kingfisher said sales in the three months to the end of April fell by a quarter due to coronavirus-related disruption, but store re-openings meant it was seeing an improving trend at the beginning of May.
Home improvement group Kingfisher said on Monday all 221 of its Castorama and Brico Dépôt stores in France have closed until April 14 in line with government advice on coronavirus, while its 28 stores in Spain have also shut until March 29.
European holiday company TUI and British home improvement group Kingfisher are among companies likely to exit the FTSE 100 in the blue-chip index's latest reshuffle, according to Reuters calculations based on Monday's closing prices.
The new boss of Kingfisher criticised the British home improvement group's "organisational complexity" as it reported a worsening decline in quarterly sales, underlining the uphill task he faces to stem falling profits.
London's FTSE 100 slipped into the red on Wednesday as shares in retailer Kingfisher slumped 8% after its quarterly sales disappointed, and as lack of clarity on the Sino-U.S. trade front remained.
British home improvement retailer Kingfisher on Wednesday reported another fall in underlying sales in its latest quarter, underlining the task facing its new boss.
British home improvement group Kingfisher <KGF.L> completed the line up of its top management with the appointment of Bernard Bot as its new finance chief on Wednesday.
British home improvement group Kingfisher has appointed Bernard Bot as chief financial officer, it said on Wednesday.
* Shares down 2.7% at 0942 GMT, FTSE 100's biggest faller (Recasts, adds detail, chairman comments, shares)
The new chief executive of British home improvement retailer Kingfisher will have a free rein to pursue whatever strategy he wants, its chairman said on Wednesday, including a possible break-up of the group.
British home improvement retailer Kingfisher Plc said on Wednesday that its newly appointed chief executive officer, Thierry Garnier, would join the company on Sept. 25.
* Garnier in senior roles for 20 yrs at Carrefour, now Asia CEO
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