B&Q and Screwfix owner Kingfisher reveals surge in sales during lockdown

He added: “When the various lockdowns began, we rapidly transformed our operations to meet a sharp increase in e-commerce, while adapting our retail space and processes to ensure a safe reopening of stores. Load Error “In doing so, the social distancing and other health and safety protocols we established have contributed to setting the standard in non-food retailing.” A new Powered By Kingfisher strategic plan will also be rolled out to try to grow the business once the economy starts improving. Priorities include growing its online business after a four-fold increase in sales during lockdown, improving services, pushing own-brand products – which have higher profit margins – and handing over more power to regional bosses.