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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.