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Halfords reports surge in cycling sales

Halfords has reported strong growth in cycling sales during the COVID-19 lockdown. Group sales for the 13 weeks to 3rd July were down 2.8% compared to last year and down 6.5% on a LFL basis, “significantly better” than anticipated in late-March, Halfords said, and an improvement on the 23% LFL …

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1.3 million UK consumers ‘bought a bike during COVID-19’

1.3 million UK consumers have bought a bike since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, data and analytics company GlobalData has said. “As much of the UK works from home – 51.0% of the working population in early June – consumers have saved on travel costs and many have found …

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Pure Electric opening 11 new high street stores across UK

Pure Electric is opening 11 new e-scooter and e-bike high street stores across the UK between 19th and 24th June. In April, Pure Electric announced it was taking over 11 Cycle Republic stores owned by Halfords. These stores will be reopening as part of Pure Electric’s growing network of e-mobility …

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Halfords appoints new managing director for Tredz

Halfords has appointed Rob Keates as managing director of Tredz, as well as director of transformation for Halfords Group. Tredz operates through tredz.co.uk and two retail stores, stocking over 500 brands. Keates joined the business on 15th June from O2 where he has spent the last seven years in a …

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Halfords to reopen 53 ‘Retail Lite’ stores

Halfords is reopening 53 UK stores with “extensive” social distancing measures in place. The ‘Retail Lite’ reopening follows successful trials at Halfords’ Peterborough and Bristol Cribbs Causeway stores and it will be the first time customers have been allowed in-store since the UK lockdown was put in place on 23rd …

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Halfords offers to check more than seven million neglected bikes for free

Halfords is today launching a nationwide initiative aimed at the seven million British adults who have bicycles ‘languishing’ in sheds and garages. The ‘Get Back On A Bike’ campaign is designed to encourage these cyclists to consider cycling when they return to work. Halfords stands ready to perform a free …

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Pure Electric takes over 11 Cycle Republic stores earmarked for closure

Pure Electric is accelerating its growth by taking over 11 of Halfords’s Cycle Republic stores earmarked for closure, securing a total of 85 jobs. Halfords made the announcement to colleagues at the 11 Cycle Republic stores today, informing them that their jobs would be safe and employment transferred to Pure …

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Cycle Republic and Boardman Performance Centre set to close following Halfords proposal

Halfords is expected to close its Cycle Republic and Boardman Performance Centre operations following a strategic review. The Halfords Group will today enter consultation with colleagues affected with a view to mitigating redundancies “wherever possible”. “The Board have come to the difficult, but necessary, decision to propose the closure of …

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