B&Q total sales declined by 3.3% to £3,680 million reflecting planned store closures partly offset by sales transference.
Like-for-like sales increased by 3.5% of which 2.6% resulted from sales transference associated with the store closures. LFL sales of seasonal products were up 3.1% while sales of non-seasonal products, including showroom, were up 3.6%.
Click & collect is now available on 31,500 products (up from 16,700 last year) and total digital sales including home delivery, grew by 45%.
Chief executive officer Véronique Laury said: "It has been a very productive and important year, a year which has again delivered sales and profit growth. I am really pleased that our performance has been achieved alongside delivering the key first year strategic milestones of our ambitious five year transformation plan, based on creating a unified company where customer needs come first. We have learned a lot and are aware of the challenges. We are well set up for next year and beyond as the level of activity increases."
ONE Kingfisher has undertaken in-depth studies of customer needs for outdoor and other ranges, adding unique ranges to Kingfisher, including "easy to store, space-efficient outdoor furniture and low maintenance, easy to install modular fencing".
The closure programme is now complete with 35 stores closed during 2016/17, taking the total to 65.