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Five things we learned from Britons’ Christmas shopping
Online specialists took a hit, inflation is good and bad, and not everyone is skint – but they are nervous

Sarah Butler

13, Jan, 2023 @1:14 PM

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Halfords shares tumble after shortage of mechanics hits profits
Car parts to bicycles retailer urges government to do more to encourage people to train as technicians

Sarah Butler

12, Jan, 2023 @12:41 PM

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Halfords targets retirees in recruitment drive for 1,000 roles
Retailer, which has reported halving of interim profits, also wants more women in technician jobs

Joe Middleton

23, Nov, 2022 @9:18 AM

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With no new windfall tax on energy firms, a cap on nuclear and renewables is urgently needed
Ending the outdated system that links some electricity generators’ revenues to wholesale gas prices could fund UK rescue package

Nils Pratley

07, Sep, 2022 @7:51 PM

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Halfords sales slide as Omicron fears keep shoppers away
Bike retailer says impact of Covid on December figures shows virus remains a challenge for businesses

Joanna Partridge

13, Jan, 2022 @5:04 PM

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UK recovery ‘levelling off’ as firms struggle to find workers; supply chain problems continue – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Graeme Wearden

08, Sep, 2021 @6:45 PM

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Halfords joins list of firms hit by supply chain problems as bike sales dive 26%
Furnishings retailer Dunelm and salads and ready meal maker Bakkavor also face disruption

Sarah Butler and Julia Kollewe

08, Sep, 2021 @11:32 AM

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Cycle rental: get on your bike to beat the shops’ stock shortages
The Covid crisis has pushed demand to record levels – but there are still ways to get in the saddle

Zoe Wood Consumer affairs correspondent

03, Jul, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Global bike shortage set to continue, Halfords chief executive warns
Bicycle and motoring retailer’s profits rise 184% to £64.5m after cycle sales surge during Covid pandemic

Sarah Butler

17, Jun, 2021 @2:44 PM

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Halfords on a roll as Britons ride out the pandemic on bikes and in cars
But faced with online rivals, the company is switching focus from sales to servicing, especially of electric cars

Julia Kollewe

12, Jun, 2021 @11:05 PM

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Why was the warranty on my £469 scooter a non-starter?
When it failed because of ‘damp and cold weather’, a repair was a no-go

Miles Brignall

09, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Halfords to repay £10m Covid furlough cash after strong sales
Cycle and car parts retailer says bike sales have jumped 47% in lockdown

Kalyeena Makortoff

01, Mar, 2021 @10:31 AM

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