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September 10, 2014

European home improvement retailer Kingfisher has found a new CEO in Veronique Laury, formerly the head of the company's French unit, Castorama.

Laury will fill the shoes of Ian Cheshire, who served as chief executive for nearly seven years and is stepping down by the end of 2014. She will also become the fifth female CEO in Britain's FTSE 100 index of blue chip companies.

December 2, 2011

China as a retail frontier
(The following is a response to an article about Kingfisher’s efforts in China.)

“It took far too long for Kingfisher and HD to recognize that [China] is different and requires core rethinking. While the goal of improving living conditions is similar to western economies, the fact is that China jumped over many of the steps that led to big-box DIY in the West.

November 7, 2011

British retail giant Kingfisher plans to go about its DIY retail business in China with a new approach, according to an article in the Financial Times.

The company's CEO Ian Cheshire told the newspaper that big-box DIY "is not the model for China," which has proven difficult for DIY retailers to gain acceptance. The international retailer is trying a showroom format targeting the do-it-for-me customer.

September 10, 2008

The China International Hardware Show will get underway on Sept. 17, kicking off at a...

September 7, 2008

The China International Hardware Show will get underway on Sept. 17, kicking off at a...

August 28, 2008

Groupe Adeo, a Lille, France-based DIY chain, will take over the 31 Castorama stores in...

July 23, 2008

Parent Kingfisher announced several initiatives for the coming year, including expansion in France and Eastern...

July 20, 2008

Kingfisher tapped executives from IKEA and DSG International....

July 20, 2008

Kingfisher tapped executives from IKEA and DSG International....

April 3, 2008

Euan Sutherland succeeds Ian Cheshire, who was promoted to group chief executive on Jan. 25....

February 26, 2008

Kingfisher, parent of B&Q and Castorama, posted fourth-quarter sales of 2.18 billion British pounds (US$4.33...

January 31, 2008

Kingfisher, the largest DIY retailer in Europe, has named Ian Cheshire as group CEO for...

December 16, 2007

The British home improvement chain has confronted a difficult DIY market and aging stores in...

November 29, 2007

Sales are up 0.8 percent at B&Q stores in the U.K. and up 5.6 percent...

November 6, 2007

Gerry Murphy will step down as chief executive....

November 6, 2007

Gerry Murphy will step down as chief executive....

September 10, 2007

Kingfisher hopes to tap the estimated $20.3 billion home improvement market in Russia. HCN spoke...

August 1, 2007

Kingfisher will use the proceeds to repay existing debt and invest in its worldwide store...

July 17, 2007

The expansion plan is expected to cost 250 million pounds ($511.6 million)....

July 17, 2007

The expansion plan is expected to cost 250 million pounds ($511.6 million)....