Wickes

Created 18 September 2014

The Wickes name goes back to 1854 when Henry Dunn Wickes and his brother started a local lumber business in Michigan, USA. In the 1950s it became a one stop builders merchant. In 1972 the first UK Wickes was opened in Whitefield, Manchester. using a traditional DIY store model to sell to the trade. This made Wickes the first fixed-price builders merchant in the UK. The 25th Wickes store in England opened in Bristol in 1986. In 2000 Wickes was bought by the Focus Group, and Travis Perkins acquired Wickes in 2005. The 200th store in 2011. By this time the product range was over 10,000. Most of the products sold by Wickes are own brand. In 2012 over 2000 new products were added, including extended ranges of branded products trusted by the trade. Source: http://www.wickes.co.uk/companyhistory

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