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Test compact store concepts and adapt our store footprint

Stores are a critical feature of the home improvement market, due to the importance placed by customers on inspiration and visualisation, the advice and design expertise of in-store experts, serving as a ‘one-stop shop’ for projects, and the provision of customised services.
However, as highlighted by the pandemic, our conviction is that our c.1,420 stores will also play an integral role in meeting the increasing customer demand for convenience and speed, whether through fast C&C or home delivery. 

Read more in our H1 results announcement

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Test compact stores and adapt our store footprint proof points


further trial stores launched in B&Q, Castorama France and Castorama Poland


"big-box" rightsizings at B&Q completed


concessions within ASDA supermarkets, as well as Speedy Hire (tool hire and Crystal Direct (doors and windows)

Figures from half year results for the six months ended 31 July 2021

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