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Repair, Reuse & Cycling Up At Halfords

Repair, Reuse & Cycling Up At Halfords
Innovation
Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 11 june 2009


Green activists have been asking the rest of us to repair, reuse and recycle for years now but it looks like it’s had to take a recession for us to listen. A car parts chain called Halfords in the UK says that it’s growing sales in this economy is due to people deciding to fix their old cars or save money by jumping on a bicycle. The Telegraph reports:

Chief executive David Wild, who has been in the top job for almost a year, said the company will be increasing its focus on bikes as more people use cycling as a way of commuting.

“It’s economical, healthy and its doing your bit for the environment,” he said. Halfords has also increased its market share in camping equipment, with more people planning holidays in the UK this year.

Like-for-like sales of car maintenance products such as batteries and windscreen wipers and bikes both increased but overall, like-for-like sales in the year to April 3 slipped 3.3pc.

Telegraph: “Halfords gets boost as Brits gets on bikes”

[image by Toban Black]

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