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Homebase is a British home improvement retailer and garden centre. It was originally founded by grocer Sainsbury’s and Belgian conglomerate GB-Inno-BM in 1979 and was owned by Home Retail Group from 2006 to 2016. Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers attempted to rebrand Homebase under its Australian counterpart Bunnings but was forced to sell the business for £1 in 2018 when the attempt ended in financial disaster. Owners Hilco Capital have been restructuring the business, launching a CVA in 2018 to shift loss-making stores. The retailer operates more than 150 stores across the UK and Ireland. In-store concessions include Tapi, Silentnight and Ponden Home. The acquisition of Bathstore in 2019 strengthened Homebase’s bathroom proposition.