Exclusive: Wickes boss ‘curious’ about high street DIY store concept

Wickes customer talking to store assistant holding tin of paint

Wickes chief executive David Wood says he is “curious” about the idea of high street DIY shops, a concept currently being trialled by competitors B&Q and Ikea.

The home and DIY boss told Retail Week that, although he had no current plans to open a high street location, he was interested in the concept and would not rule it out in the future. 

B&Q unveiled its 3,000 sq ft B&Q Local in London earlier this year, while Ikea opened its third Ikea Plan and Order store in Stockport earlier this month. 

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