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Homebase sold and rebranded a year after closure threats - The Independent;

Homebase sold and rebranded a year after closure threats - The Independent

The IndependentHomebase sold and rebranded a year after closure threatsThe IndependentHomebase is set for a new lease of life, after the DIY chain's new Australian owners promised to invest £500m in the company, a year after the current management announced that one in four stores would close. The £340m takeover by Wesfarmers was ...and more »

Bunnings - a game of clones - The Conversation AU

Bunnings - a game of clonesThe Conversation AUFor Woolies, its foray into Masters was a comprehensive defeat, a six-year campaign ending in a rout with the once mighty retail champion driven from the field of battle with Bunnings triumphant. In the end it was all so predictable, but that does not ...and more »

Can Bunnings replicate its success in the UK? - AdNews;

Can Bunnings replicate its success in the UK? - AdNews

AdNewsCan Bunnings replicate its success in the UK?AdNewsThere's nothing quite like witnessing a Bunnings store for the first time. Coming from overseas, it was overwhelming, and bizarrely exhilirating: the sheer size of the stores and the depth of ranges set Bunnings apart from the outset. As a British ...and more »

Argos owner to sell DIY chain Homebase to Australians for £340 million - Express.co.uk;

Argos owner to sell DIY chain Homebase to Australians for £340 million - Express.co.uk

Express.co.ukArgos owner to sell DIY chain Homebase to Australians for £340 millionExpress.co.ukARGOS owner Home Retail Group has agreed to sell DIY chain Homebase to Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers for £340million. By Roger Baird. PUBLISHED: 22:20, Mon, Jan 18, 2016 | UPDATED: 22:26, Mon, Jan 18, 2016 ...and more »

Australian DIY brand Bunnings to launch in UK after Homebase deal - The Guardian;

Australian DIY brand Bunnings to launch in UK after Homebase deal - The Guardian

The GuardianAustralian DIY brand Bunnings to launch in UK after Homebase dealThe GuardianHomebase store in Aylesford, England. Wesfarmers' management team told analysts the company had studied the UK market for over a year before making its move for Homebase. Photograph: Luke Macgregor/Reuters. Retail industry ...and more »

Homebase to be rebranded Bunnings after £340m Wesfarmers takeover - The Independent;

Homebase to be rebranded Bunnings after £340m Wesfarmers takeover - The Independent

The IndependentHomebase to be rebranded Bunnings after £340m Wesfarmers takeoverThe IndependentHomebase is going to be rebranded Bunnings after it was sold to Australian retail giant Wesfarmers for £340 million. Bunnings is the name of Wesfarmer's existing Australian DIY chain. Within three to five years, it will also be the name of all of the ...and more »

Homebase in St Albans to be rebranded as Bunnings after Australian takeover - Herts Advertiser;

Homebase in St Albans to be rebranded as Bunnings after Australian takeover - Herts Advertiser

Herts AdvertiserHomebase in St Albans to be rebranded as Bunnings after Australian takeoverHerts AdvertiserA slice of Australia is about to be extended into St Albans as the country's largest hardware chain is expanding from Down Under. Share article from on facebook · Tweet article from · Share article from on Google Plus · post article from on reddit ...and more »

Homebase brand to disappear as £340m sale agreed to Australian group Wesfarmers - Telegraph.co.uk;

Homebase brand to disappear as £340m sale agreed to Australian group Wesfarmers - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukHomebase brand to disappear as £340m sale agreed to Australian group WesfarmersTelegraph.co.ukAustralian conglomerate Wesfarmers has signalled ambitious plans to shake up Britain's home improvement market after agreeing to snap up Homebase and announcing plans to invest £500m in the DIY business. Home Retail will return £200m to investors ...and more »

What does Argos selling Homebase mean for eBay's Fulfilment Network? - TameBay;

What does Argos selling Homebase mean for eBay's Fulfilment Network? - TameBay

TameBayWhat does Argos selling Homebase mean for eBay's Fulfilment Network?TameBayArgos Newbury Argos' parent company, Home Retail Group (HRG), have flogged their Homebase arm for £340 million. Homebase will be rebranded as Bunnings after the buyout by Australian retail group Wesfarmers. Following completion of the transaction, ...and more »

Farewell Homebase, Hello To A New Frontier - Sky News;

Farewell Homebase, Hello To A New Frontier - Sky News

Sky NewsFarewell Homebase, Hello To A New FrontierSky NewsBunnings is expected to introduce 'sausage sizzle' BBQ events for its weekend shoppers following the rebrand. 12:35, UK, Monday 18 January 2016. Homebase. By Ian King, Business Presenter. The Australian takeover of Homebase promises to be ...and more »

Homebase: Teneo supports Australian firm Wesfarmers in £340m acquisition - PRWeek;

Homebase: Teneo supports Australian firm Wesfarmers in £340m acquisition - PRWeek

PRWeekHomebase: Teneo supports Australian firm Wesfarmers in £340m acquisitionPRWeekThe UK team of the agency Teneo has been providing PR support to Wesfarmers, the Australian retail group, which today announced it had agreed to acquire UK DIY retail chain Homebase. News. Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Share0. The agreement, announced ...and more »

Bunnings brand to replace Homebase as Home Retail agrees Australian sale - DIGITALLOOK;

Bunnings brand to replace Homebase as Home Retail agrees Australian sale - DIGITALLOOK

DIGITALLOOKBunnings brand to replace Homebase as Home Retail agrees Australian saleDIGITALLOOKHome Retail Group has agreed to sell its Homebase division to Australia's Wesfarmers in a move which will see the well-known brand disappear. The FTSE 250 company announced the £340m sale to one of Australia's biggest retailing groups on Monday, ...and more »

Homebase to disappear from UK high streets - SHD Logistics

Homebase to disappear from UK high streetsSHD LogisticsAustralian retail group Wesfarmers Limited has entered into an agreement to acquire Homebase - the second-largest home improvement and garden retailer in the UK and Ireland - from Home Retail Group for £340 million. The Homebase name will ...and more »

Homebase bought over by Australian retail giants - Derry Journal;

Homebase bought over by Australian retail giants - Derry Journal

Derry JournalHomebase bought over by Australian retail giantsDerry JournalThe Homebase store in Derry will be re-branded with Bunnings signage over the next three to five years. Andrew Quinn. Email. 12:10 Monday 18 January 2016. 0. Have your say. Homebase in Derry is amongst 265 stores that have been sold by Home Retail ...and more »

Herbert Smith Freehills rolls up its sleeves for £340m Homebase deal - Legal Week;

Herbert Smith Freehills rolls up its sleeves for £340m Homebase deal - Legal Week

Legal WeekHerbert Smith Freehills rolls up its sleeves for £340m Homebase dealLegal WeekHerbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has bagged the lead role advising Australian retail group Wesfarmers' on its multi-million pound purchase of UK DIY retailer Homebase. The Australian giant, which owns retail brands including Target, K-Mart and Coles in ...and more »

Watch out Wickes and B&Q: Bunnings is coming for your DIY customers - The Guardian (blog)

Watch out Wickes and B&Q: Bunnings is coming for your DIY customersThe Guardian (blog)Bunnings is an institution Down Under, famous for its customer service, massive range of products and low prices. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP. Retail industry · Business blog. Watch out Wickes and B&Q: Bunnings is coming for your DIY customers.and more »

Homebase bought by Australia's Wesfarmers for £340m - BBC News;

Homebase bought by Australia's Wesfarmers for £340m - BBC News

BBC NewsHomebase bought by Australia's Wesfarmers for £340mBBC NewsUK DIY chain Homebase has been sold by its owner Home Retail Group to Australian retail giant Wesfarmers for £340m (A$705m; $485.2m). Wesfarmers already owns Bunnings - one of Australia's largest suppliers of outdoor living and DIY products. The 265 ...and more »

Home Retail Group confirms Homebase sale, enabling focus on Argos transformation - InternetRetailing.net;

Home Retail Group confirms Homebase sale, enabling focus on Argos transformation - InternetRetailing.net

InternetRetailing.netHome Retail Group confirms Homebase sale, enabling focus on Argos transformationInternetRetailing.netHome Retail Group [IRDX RHRG] today confirmed its plans to sell Homebase for £340m, in a move that will enable it to focus on transforming Argos [IRDX RARG] into a digital retail leader. The sale of £1.5bn turnover Homebase [IRDX RHMB], which trades ...and more »

Homebase name to disappear after being sold to Australian DIY chain Bunnings - ChronicleLive;

Homebase name to disappear after being sold to Australian DIY chain Bunnings - ChronicleLive

ChronicleLiveHomebase name to disappear after being sold to Australian DIY chain BunningsChronicleLiveHomebase - which has a number of stores around the North East - is to disappear from the high street after its owners sold it to an Australian DIY chain. Home Retail Group, which also owns Argos and is subject to a takeover bid by Sainbury's, said it ...and more »

Bunnings UK deal set in stone - Herald Sun;

Bunnings UK deal set in stone - Herald Sun

Herald SunBunnings UK deal set in stoneHerald SunWESFARMERS is confident it can crack the $79 billion UK home improvement market after sealing a deal to buy local player Homebase and rebrand it as Bunnings. The Australian conglomerate, which also owns the Coles supermarket chain, has agreed to ...and more »