Wesfarmers hit as Bunnings UK bleeds

Original article by Eli Greenblat
The Australian – Page: 17 & 20 : 6-Feb-18

Perth-based conglomerate Wesfarmers has announced some $A1.3bn worth of writedowns associated with the Target discount department store chain and the fledgling Bunnings operations in the UK. Wesfarmers CEO Rob Scott is optimistic that Bunnings UK can become profitable, but a sweeping review of the business will be undertaken which could potentially result in its sale or closure. Scott has vowed that Wesfarmers will act quickly and decisively on the outcome of the review of its Bunnings UK business.

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WESFARMERS LIMITED – ASX WES, BUNNINGS GROUP LIMITED, TARGET AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, WOOLWORTHS LIQUOR, MASTERS HOME IMPROVEMENT AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, ARGO INVESTMENTS LIMITED – ASX ARG

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