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Robert Dyas posts ‘strong performance’ for 2019 and ‘credible’ Christmas

Theo Paphitis Retail Group has recorded a ‘strong performance’ for its Robert Dyas chain for the 12 months to March 30 2019. Total revenue increased by 6.3% to £131.8 million while EBITDA increased from £500,000 to £1.6 million, reflecting strong online growth following the introduction of new categories and a …

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Robert Dyas launches new own-brand kitchenware range

High street housewares and hardware chain Robert Dyas has launched a new range of kitchenware billed as ‘not only excellent quality, but boasting convenient features that’ll make everyday life that little bit easier’. Robert Dyas kitchen buyer Louise Lee said: “With our busy lifestyles, we want cooking and baking to …

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Robert Dyas boss Theo Paphitis returns to Dragon’s Den

Theo Paphitis is returning to BBC Two business show ‘Dragons’ Den’ as a guest Dragon in the new series. He will stand in for Touker Suleyman, who was unable to film for part of series 17, which airs from Sunday (August 11) at 8pm. Theo will appear later in the …

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Trading statement from Robert Dyas

Robert Dyas delivered 1.1% like-for-like growth for the six weeks to December 24, while online sales increased 36.7% for the period. For the year ending March 31 2018, the retailer posted like-for-like growth of 2.7%, assisted by an ‘exceptional performance’ in e-commerce with growth of 45.7% which has continued into …

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Robert Dyas boss Theo Paphitis comments on the ‘dramatic change in the retail landscape’

High profile businessman Theo Paphitis, who owns housewares and hardware chain Robert Dyas (along with stationer Ryman and lingerie retailer Boux Avenue), has shared his views on the current retail scene. He said: “The market remains an extremely challenging one, evidenced by several corporate failures over the last 12 months, …

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Robert Dyas to start Black Friday Shopping Bonanza early

High street retailer Robert Dyas will kick off its Black Friday Shopping Bonanza on Tuesday November 20, in preparation for Black Friday on November 23 – and will run the event for eight days to Wednesday November 28. Robert Dyas head of marketing Rebecca Waters said: “We’re very excited to …

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Obituary: Michael Cato

Michael Cato, former managing director and chairman of the London hardware and housewares chain William Cato & Sons, died at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, on December 26. He was 84. He ran the family firm with his cousins Tom and Richard Cato, and built it to a chain of …

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Robert Dyas chairman Theo Paphitis reviews Christmas trading

Theo Paphitis Retail Group has revealed positive like-for-like sales for the Christmas trading period. High profile businessman Theo Paphitis is the chairman of 95-strong hardware and housewares chain Robert Dyas and high street stationery specialist Ryman the Stationer, and owner of lingerie chain Boux Avenue. He added Robert Dyas to …

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Robert Dyas gets prepped for New Year house parties

Robert Dyas is promising to take the stress out of planning for New Year house parties. The high street chain’s COO Rachel Brain said: “Nothing beats a New Year house party. And we’ve been working hard for the last 12 months to ensure that house parties held this year will …

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Robert Dyas rolls out the Black Friday carpet

Robert Dyas kicked off its biggest Black Friday event to date this year on Sunday (November 19). Billed by the homeware high street chain as ‘a cavalcade of astute purchasing’, the eight-day promotion runs up to and including the day itself (November 24), and continues over the weekend to Cyber …

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