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Hobbycraft boosted by ‘make do and mend’ consumers

27 July 2012 12:44

Cash-strapped Britons seeking to "make do and mend" helped lift full-year sales 12% at Hobbycraft as the retailer continued to expand.The arts and crafts chain reported revenues of £106.5m in the 12 months to 19th February with EBITDA climbing 9% to £15.6m.The chain was acquired in 2010 by private equity more

Virtual Career Forums launches today

12 June 2012 10:13

Virtual Career Forums launches today, with a host of well-known UK and international names recruiting across retail, fashion and hospitality. Recruiters include iconic names on the British high street such as Homebase, Sports Direct, Blockbuster, Ben Sherman, White Stuff, Argos, Hobbycraft, L'Occitane, Forever 21, Pret, JD Sports and Nando's. Joining more

Virtual Career Forums event goes live tomorrow

11 June 2012 09:56

The Virtual Career Forums online careers event will open its digital doors to eager retail and hospitality professionals tomorrow, for two days only. Ready to receive some quality CVs, will be a host of top new brands. The event will not only bring the recruitment event to the PCs of more

Hobbycraft sees success as children re-discover crafts

25 July 2011 09:52

Britain's leading hobby retailer hailed the growing number of children baking and taking up craft activities as sales motored ahead last year.Hobbycraft, which runs 53-stores across the UK, said more schools were taking up "making and crafting", which had led to more craft activity in the home.The group, which aims more

Mitchells & Butlers appoints new chairman

11 February 2011 09:42

Mitchells & Butlers has announced that John Lovering has stepped down as chairman and non-executive director. Simon Burke has been appointed as non-executive chairman. Mr Burke joined the board of the company in January 2010 as non-executive deputy chairman.  He is also Chairman of HobbyCraft and a non-executive director of more

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