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Since Wilko announced it was entering administration earlier this year, PwC has been searching for a buyer. PwC has stated that it is likely that whoever purchases the chain will not be interested in the entire business, generating widescale redundancies. With continued speculation and no clarity on the outcome of Wilko’s administration, will Wilko survive, or is this an opportunity for other variety discounters to take its place?

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B&M have announced its preliminary results for the 52 weeks to March 25. Overall revenues were up 6.6% year-on-year to £4.9 bn. The group noted this was 30.7% ahead of pre-pandemic levels on a constant currency basis. The B&M UK fascia's revenue rose 4% year-on-year. EBITDA was down 7.4% to £573m (against last year), but was in line with expectations. In its preliminary report the group stated...
Retail Week are reporting that B&M are to abandon online home delivery after a trial period. B&M have been trialling home delivery since June 2022 on bulky items, hard for customers to transport themselves. Smaller items were then added to the service, allowing customers to choose from a range of toys, electricals, garden furniture and bedding. B&M still offered home delivery on its website in...
Variety discounter B&M has reported strong results in its third quarter, which ended on 24 December 2022. Total group revenues increased year-on-year (YoY) by 12.3% to £1.57 bn. It reported a positive performance across its different fascia. Performance across the different facias B&M in the UK saw revenue growth of 10.3% YoY, to £1.3 bn, with like-for-like sales increasing by 6.4%. Cust...
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