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Wilko to support National Home Improvement Month 2020

Home and garden chain Wilko is to support National Home Improvement Month: the industry-wide consumer-facing marketing initiative run by BHETA (British Home Enhancement Association). Now in its third year, the campaign runs throughout April. Wilko’s involvement follows on from a successful Meet the Buyer event held by BHETA in November …

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Wilko appoints new head of design

Alexei Cowan has been appointed to the newly created role of head of design for Wilko. The retailer said: ‘Alexei will establish a dedicated product design capability within Wilko Retail, focusing on trend interpretation and the development of desirable products specifically for Wilko customers.’ With more than 20 years’ experience …

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Suppliers enjoy BHETA’s Meet The Buyer day with Wilko

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) held a Meet The Buyer day with Wilko on November 13, and welcomed 55 suppliers for over 100 appointments with the home and hardware chain’s buying team. Categories represented included home living, kitchen and dining, decorating and DIY, storage, garden and outdoor, cleaning …

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BHETA to hold Meet The Buyer day with Wilko

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) will host a Meet The Buyer retail networking day with Wilko at the Best Western Plus West Retford Hotel at Retford in Nottinghamshire on November 13. The event will include the 400-strong home and hardware chain’s whole buying team. Wilko’s listings include home …

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Wilko becomes headline sponsor of Great British Spring Clean

Hardware and housewares chain Wilko has signed up to be the headline sponsor of The Great British Spring Clean 2019. Organised by the Keep Britain Tidy charity, this year’s Great British Spring Clean – which kicked off on March 22 and runs to April 23 – is being billed as …

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Neil Feakins joins Wilko as customer insights and data director

Wilko has appointed Neil Feakins to the new role of customer insight and data director. He joins from independent global marketing and media consultancy Ebiquity and reports to Lisa Wilkinson, the family director of parent company Wilkinson Hardware Stores Limited (WHSL). The retailer said: ‘This new role will rally existing …

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Wilko appoints new retail director

Wilko has announced that Craig McGregor will be joining its senior team as retail director on August 6. With over 15 years’ senior leadership experience across the UK, US and Europe, Craig has previously held retail director roles at Topshop/Topman, Matalan and, most recently, Specsavers. He will report into Wilko chief …

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New store openings for Wilko

Variety chain Wilko opened a new store in Nottingham on August 23. The 8,310sq ft premises is located at Giltbrook Shopping Park on Ikea Way. It stocks a variety of product categories from home, garden and health & beauty, to decorating, DIY and pets. Wilko will also open a new …

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Wilko raises £50,000 for The Prince’s Trust

A team from high street chain Wilko has raised £50,000 for The Prince’s Trust youth charity. A group of staff at the multiple retailer’s head office recently took part in the Million Makers scheme. This is a corporate challenge run by the charity that invites teams of employees from companies …

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Wilko smashes £1 million target in a year of charity fundraising

Multiple retailer Wilko raised £1.3 million for local and national charities from May 2016 to April 2017, exceeding its £1 million target. From sponsored walks, bike rides and bake-offs, to charity football matches and even body waxing, staff throughout the chain hosted a range of events to raise the funds. …

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