Coronavirus: Kingfisher cautions on sales uncertainty as France locks down

Kingfisher's Castorama stores have been closed because of coronavirus

DIY giant Kingfisher has warned of ”significant uncertainty on sales and demand” after closing its 221 stores in France.

The Anglo-French giant, which owns B&Q in the UK and Castorama and Brico Dépôt in France, said that the measures, which followed a French government directive over the weekend ordering the closure of non-essential public space, would last until April 14.

Kingfisher said that all 28 of its stores in Spain have also closed until March 29, following the Spanish government’s declaration of a two-week state of emergency.

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