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1972 US company Wickes opened its first store in the UK
1986 Became a publicly quoted company in the UK
1987 Sale of the majority holding by Wickes Corporation Inc.
1988 Acquired Hunter plc
2000 Wickes plc was acquired by Focus Do It All plc
2005 Travis Perkins acquired Wickes
2015 First of the new format Wickes stores was opened
2021 Wickes plc demerged from Travis Perkins and listed on the LSE