EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47 - Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-09-2011
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2011
Planned Job Creation: 1100

Additional Information

Kingfisher group has announced that it will create 1100 jobs in its B&Q and screwfix stores. It has announced that it is to invest £130m this year, which is 4 times as much as last year.