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Focus DIY

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DIY retailer

1984 Finesmooth Ltd changed its name to Choice D.I.Y. Ltd

1989 Choice D.I.Y. Ltd changed its name to Focus D.I.Y. Ltd

1998 Acquired Petworld Superstores Ltd

1998 Focus Retail Group acquired Do It All (Holdings)

1999 The name of Focus D.I.Y. Ltd was changed to Focus Do It All Ltd

2000 The Focus Group acquired Wickes plc

2000 Acquired the trade and assets of Great Mills

2001 Focus Do It All Ltd changed its name to Focus (DIY) Ltd

2005 Sold Wickes to Travis Perkins; renamed Focus (DIY) Group.

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