B&Q Plans DIY Retail Franchise


From The Independent 4/10/10: Kingfisher, which currently operates all its international stores directly, is planning a B&Q DIY franchise roll-out in the quest for global growth.

"Kingfisher, the DIY retailer which owns B&Q, is seeking local partners to take on franchises in a bid to speed up an international expansion drive.

It is expected to search initially for franchisees in smaller territories where its stores are not yet represented..."

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