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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