B&Q Supercentre fascia poised to vanish in revamp

B&Q's Supercentre fascia may disappear within the next few years as the Kingfisher-owned business reinvents its smaller stores.

Over the past year B&Q has tested a new small store-type, branded B&Q, designed to complement better the category-killing Warehouse chain. This year, the retailer intends to convert 25 of its 220 Supercentres to the new design which, at 4,600 sq m, is half the size of a Warehouse, but carries 60 per cent of the range.

A B&Q spokeswoman admitted that the Supercentre fascia could be phased out in the long term, but that would not happen in the next couple of years. She said the new store-type is trading well at present.