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Lockdown demand for DIY and gardening goods boosts B&M sales

Lockdown demand for DIY and gardening goods boosts B&M sales
Friday 29
12:50 2020

A surge in demand for DIY and gardening products during lockdown saw the tills ringing at discounter B&M Bargains. The company said in the eight weeks to 23 May, like-for-like sales in stores, which have remained open during the coronavirus pandemic as an "essential" retailer, were up 22.7% compared with a year earlier. However, the firm points out that costs have also risen due to implementing COVID-19 social distancing measures and protections for customers and staff. Chief executive Simon Arora said: "We have encountered exceptionally strong demand in our UK business over recent weeks. "Customers have been coming to our ...

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Summary: A surge in demand for DIY and gardening products during lockdown saw the tills ringing at discounter B&M Bargains.

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