B&Q-owner Kingfisher makes strong start to the year

B&Q-owner Kingfisher has said it made a "strong" start to the year, with the warm weather helping to boost sales of barbecues and goods for the garden.

Total sales for the 13 weeks to the end of April rose by 3.3% to £2.73bn compared with a year earlier.

However Kingfisher Group's chief executive Ian Cheshire told the BBC the company could not become complacent and needed to work hard to keep sales strong.

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