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Asos ups forecasts amid lockdown sports gear boom

Image copyright Getty Images Online fashion retailer Asos has said “stronger than anticipated” demand for its clothes has continued even as High Street rivals reopened after lockdown. Sports gear and face creams had continued to sell well, it said. And customers had not been returning items at anything like the rate Asos was expecting, it said in a statement. As… Read more →

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B&Q owner sees sales soar in lockdown DIY boom

Image copyright Getty Images Sales of paint, wallpaper, plants and compost have soared during lockdown, the owner of B&Q and Screwfix has said. Kingfisher said people had been doing more DIY than usual, as like-for-like sales jumped by 21.6% in the three months to 18 July. Store re-openings also boosted revenue, while online sales more than tripled. Kingfisher’s UK stores,… Read more →