Commissary to debut own store brands

FORT LEE, Va., 2017-May-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a matter of weeks, commissary brands will debut on store shelves, ushering the Defense Commissary Agency into a new era of patron savings, said DeCA Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu. “We are excited to finally begin offering commissary brands,” Jeu said. “An overwhelming number of […]

Wesfarmers’ acquisition of the Homebase business completed; adds 15,000 new employees

PERTH, Australia, 2016-Mar-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wesfarmers’ acquisition of the Homebase business from Home Retail Group plc (LSE:HOME) has been completed. Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder welcomed the completion of the acquisition which will add 15,000 new employees in the United Kingdom and Ireland to the Wesfarmers Group this week. “We welcome our new employees and […]

Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder on Homebase acquisition: long-term value creation opportunity for Bunnings

Acquisition overview Acquisition of 100 per cent of Home Retail Group plc’s (Home Retail Group) holding in Homebase for £340 million (A$705 million)¹ Unanimously supported by the Board of Home Retail Group Expected to complete in the first quarter of calendar year 2016, subject to approval by Home Retail Group shareholders and its banking syndicate […]

GUILD the new power tool brand that lets DIY’ers achieve that professional finish; exclusively available at Argos and Homebase

Milton Keynes, UK, 2016-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Struggling to put up that shelf will be a thing of the past, as the new GUILD power tool range offers everyone from novices to keen DIY’ers easy to use power tools that help achieve that professional finish for a job well done. Launching today, GUILD is […]

Online searches at Homebase.co.uk reveal Brits prepare their homes for visiting guests this Christmas

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Forget perfume, jewellery and gadgets, shoppers are more likely to be buying toilet roll holders, doorbells and curtain poles as they prepare their homes ready for visiting guests this Christmas, Homebase reveals. Online searches at Homebase.co.uk revealed Brits thoughts in the two weeks running up to Christmas […]

Ewan McMahon appointed Retail Operations Director at Homebase

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-12-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ewan McMahon has been appointed to the role of Retail Operations Director at Homebase, reporting to Managing Director Echo Lu as part of the Homebase Leadership Team. He takes up the position on 7 December 2015. Ewan brings 25 years of retail experience having started on the […]

Hemsley new paint brand exclusively available at Homebase

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — This week launches a new prestige paint brand, Hemsley, which brings together a collection of muted, timeless and classic colours that have been expertly crafted to bring effortless colour harmony into the home. Exclusive to Homebase, Hemsley is made up of 56 flat matt colours which have […]

Homebase unveils 4 day Black Friday deals (Friday 27 – Monday 30 November)

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Homebase has some amazing deals this Black Friday across a wide range of home and garden products. All deals will be available in store and online at homebase.co.uk until Monday 30 November, while stocks last. 4 day deals (Friday 27 – Monday 30 November) 25% off all […]

Homebase names Chris McDonough Marketing Director

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-11-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chris McDonough has been appointed to the role of Marketing Director at Homebase, reporting to Managing Director Echo Lu as part of the Homebase Leadership Team. He takes up the position on 1 December 2015. Chris brings with him a wealth of experience from a broad range […]

Homebase among the first businesses to sign up national road safety initiative “Project Pictogram”

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-9-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading home and garden retailer Homebase (part of Home Retail Group) is among the first businesses to sign up to ‘Project Pictogram’, a national road safety initiative aimed at raising awareness about the four main causes of road traffic collisions and fatalities. The simple safety ‘Pictograms’ are […]

Homebase: sales of fig, olive trees and grapevines on the rise over the last 6 months

MILTON KEYNES, UK, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — It seems holidaying in Europe and enjoying a Mediterranean diet is no longer enough for us – we now want to bring our holidays home and grow our own olives, grapes and even figs. As well as growing apples and pears more of us than ever […]

Home Retail Group CEO on Q2 results: Argos improved sales; Homebase performed well across its peak trading season

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer, today updates on the trading of its second financial quarter, covering the 13 weeks to 29 August 2015. John Walden, Chief Executive of Home Retail Group, commented: “Argos delivered an improved sales performance in the second […]

Homebase has Christmas 2015 covered with collections from Holly and Ivy, Simplicity and Homespun

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — From stockings hanging around a roaring fire to elegant tableware and an array of decorations and home accessories including bedding, Homebase has Christmas 2015 covered. Featuring three collections, Holly and Ivy, Simplicity and Homespun, each tell their very own Christmas story. Whether its traditional charm that will […]

Homebase features new range of Autumn/Winter homewares, furniture and accessories

Milton Keynes, 2015-7-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Get ready for the change in seasons with a stylish new range of homewares, furniture and accessories from leading home enhancement retailer Homebase. The AW15 collection features an array of products across four brand new collections; Homestead, Refined Elegance, Retreat and Highland Heritage. Delve into the depths of […]

Homebase reports a 200% year on year increase in outside plastic storage sheds

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-6-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Homeowners across Britain are turning to unconventional ways of increasing valuable storage space in their homes. It would see that as a nation, we’ve run out of space under the bed, at the back of the wardrobe and in ‘that kitchen draw’, as leading garden retailer […]

Home and garden retailer Homebase introduced a bright and colourful trailing petunia mix to its garden centres across the UK in collaboration with Greenfingers

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-6-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading home and garden retailer Homebase has introduced a bright and colourful trailing petunia mix to its garden centres across the UK in collaboration with Greenfingers– the small charity dedicated to creating inspiring gardens for children who spend time in hospices around the UK. The new […]

Homebase: The Garden Academy returns for its third consecutive year to offer young people opportunity to kick start a career in gardening

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-5-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — A ground-breaking training scheme is returning for its third consecutive year to offer young people a once in a lifetime opportunity to kick start a career in gardening. The Garden Academy was set up in 2013 between Homebase and multiple award-winning garden designer Adam Frost to help […]

Homebase survey suggests that grandparents could be the secret-weapon in helping Britain maintain its reputation as a nation of gardeners

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-5-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — As Britain’s best garden designers and horticulturists celebrate their successes at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a survey from Homebase, one of the UK’s biggest garden retailers, reveals that the nation’s gardening know-how is in danger of being lost to future generations. The survey, which questioned […]

Homebase and Harkness Roses launched brand new variety of rose in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-5-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading garden center retailer Homebase and Harkness Roses were joined by Macmillan ambassador and classical crossover singer Camilla Kerslake, to launch a brand new variety of rose in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The ‘I Am Macmillan’ rose will be available to buy online from September […]

Homebase launches new personalised custom wallpaper service

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-5-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — With holiday getaways planned and wedding season almost upon us, make your summer memories last this year, with leading home improvement retailer Homebase’s new personalised custom wallpaper service. This new service, available at homebase.co.uk allows customers to create stunning personalised wallpaper printed with a favourite photo […]

Homebase study reveals that 74% of men take charge of labor intensive DIY and home improvement projects while women are taking on more creative DIY tasks

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-4-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The age old debate of DIY and the battle of the sexes is back as new findings reveal 74 percent of men are still taking charge of labor intensive jobs around the home. While women are taking on more creative DIY tasks. A recent study by […]

Home Retail Group appoints Echo Lu as Managing Director for Homebase

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-3-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Home Retail Group has announced the appointment of Echo Lu as Managing Director for Homebase, one of the UK’s leading home enhancement retailers. Echo has significant experience in retailing both in the UK and Asia, and will take up her new position on 20th April. Echo joins […]

Homebase research: over 50% of UK householders think DIY is now about ‘creating’ a look or style within their home without expert help

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-3-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — The meaning of the term ‘DIY’ is in need of a makeover as it is too narrow for today’s socially connected, creative consumer, Homebase has revealed. Half of people think that DIY is now about ‘creating’ a look or style within their home without expert help People […]

Homebase: homeowners are choosing period style patterned wallpapers to decorate their homes this season

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-3-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — People are taking inspiration from popular TV dramas, like the historical Wolf Hall, Mr. Selfridge and new series Indian Summers, by getting braver with their choices in wallpaper, says leading home enhancement retailer Homebase. This season, homeowners are choosing period style patterned wallpapers to decorate their homes […]

Homebase reports 78 percent year on year increase in the sale of craft paint

Milton Keynes, 2015-2-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whether it’s Art Deco, Antique or Mid Century Modern effects, Brits are choosing to upcycle furniture to give it a new lease of life.  From vintage coffee tables to tatty chairs, the art of restoration through simple methods has seen leading home enhancement retailer Homebase report a […]

Leading garden centre retailer Homebase now with the largest selection of plants online

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-2-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its ongoing digital developments and in a bid to make gardening more accessible, leading garden centre retailer Homebase is expanding its online offer to include thousands of plants, which will be available to purchase throughout the year from March 2015. This will be complimented […]

UK’s top lawn expert David Hedges-Gower joined forces with Homebase

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-2-12 — /EPR Retail News/ —  The UK’s top lawn expert, David Hedges-Gower has joined forces with leading garden retailer Homebase to offer help and advice to tackle grass that just won’t grow to getting unsightly brown patches back to a perfect shade of green. With over 35 years’ experience of working with […]

Homebase: Garden designer Adam Frost returns to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2015 with a striking modernist garden inspired by the Bauhaus movement

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-1-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Multi award-winning garden designer Adam Frost returns to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2015 with a striking modernist garden inspired by the Bauhaus movement and the work of one of its most famous proponents, Marcel Breuer. Designed as an urban community garden, The Homebase Urban Retreat […]

Homebase reveals that Sussex and Surrey are the most lit-up regions in the UK

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-12-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Residents in the South East are the nation’s biggest lovers of Christmas lights, says home enhancement retailer Homebase. Gone are the days of just decorating the tree with a few strings of lights, as Homebase has found that Sussex and Surrey are the most lit-up regions […]

Homebase unveiled brand new campaign that brings to life the magic of transforming your home at Christmas

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-11-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Homebase has unveiled a brand new campaign that brings to life the magic of transforming your home at Christmas. The new 30 second Homebase ad, written by Leo Burnett and produced by Hogarth Worldwide, shows a family changing their uninspired dining room table and living room […]