Bunnings looks forward to launching more UK stores The Australian retailer, which acquired Homebase in February last year, announced UK sales of £1.2bn in its first full year of trading in the country. The company has so far opened four pilot stores of its Bunnings Warehouse format in the UK. Read more.

Kingfisher sees Screwfix like-for-like sales rise 11% in second quarter Kingfisher credited the strong Screwfix performance to its "leading digital capability" and new ranges. Kingfisher's like-for-like group sales fell 1.9% to £3.14bn in the three months to June, due in part to the disruption caused by restructuring plans. Read more.

Home Depot reports highest sales in its history The US home improvement chain posted revenue for its most recent quarter of $28.11bn, beating analyst projections of $27.84bn. Home Depot raised its outlook for its 2017 financial year, projecting comparable sales growth of 5.5%. Read more.

Car dealership group Lookers confident in UK market The company announced a 14% rise in first-half pre-tax profit from continuing operations to £44.6m and stated that it expects new car sales to be at a "historically high level" this year. The business said it expects demand to remain strong in September. Read more.

Target acquires deliveries startup Grand Junction The US retail giant has agreed to buy the San Francisco-based startup as it looks to expand its delivery capability. Grand Junction connects retailers and other distributors to a network of more than 700 carriers across North America. Read more.

Aldi partners with Instacart to launch online delivery service in the US Aldi will begin trialling home deliveries at the end of this month in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Dallas. The discount retailer, which has around 1,600 stores in the US, is using Instacart to fulfil orders. Read more.