Wickes with double-digit growth rates like-for-like

In the first quarter of 2019, the British DIY chain Wickes grew in like-for-like sales by 10.5 per cent. In the quarterly report of the parent company Travis Perkins, there is also talk of a total sales growth from both core DIY and the kitchens & bathroom showroom. The entire retail division, to which Tile Giant belongs in addition to Wickes, has increased its sales by 9.4 per cent. Like-for-like growth amounted to 10.0 per cent. The sales channel Toostation is growing in a clear double-digit range. It has risen by 25.0 per cent, like-for-like by 19.1 per cent. 60 new locations are planned in the financial year. The quarterly report also talks of an encouraging progress in expanding the network in Europe.