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Bunnings Warehouse opens its first store in South Yorkshire

Home improvement and garden retailer Bunnings Warehouse officially opened its doors in Rotherham today (14 December).The new store is located on Parkgate, is over 70,000 square feet offers customers more than 30,000 leading home improvement and ...
14 December 2017 0 Comments

Tile Trader’s “Tiling for a Good Cause” winner announced

Online retailer Tile has revealed that Complete Kidz, a community interest company in the West Midlands, has won its competition and bagged a bespoke tiling makeover worth £500 to transform its community centre.The retailer’s “Tiling ...
14 December 2017 0 Comments People News

Rapid online growth for home improvement products, while DIY stores retain a strong position

Research from the USP Marketing Consultancy, a leading international market research agency that is specialized in the construction, installation and DIY sector for over 25 years, has shown that the most often used purchase channel for European ...
13 December 2017 0 Comments

Bunnings opens 11th store in Basingstoke

Home improvement and garden retailer Bunnings Warehouse officially opened its doors in Basingstoke today (13 December).The new store, which is on the site of the former Homebase on Winchester Road, is 84,500 square feet and offers customers more ...
13 December 2017 0 Comments

Lucrative pet category to give retailers a boost this Christmas

New figures suggest animal lovers will spend more on their pets than their nearest and dearest over the festive season.A survey found that owners will be spending an average of £19.98 on their pets compared to just £14.78 on their best friends.While ...
12 December 2017 0 Comments

Black Friday failed to lift consumer spending in November

Latest UK consumer spending index data from Visa, compiled by finance data company Markit, has indicated that consumer spending declined for the third month running in November. On an annual basis, total expenditure fell by -0.9%, which was less ...
11 December 2017 0 Comments

Home Hardware Scotland holds first ever Christmas window display competition

Home Hardware Scotland held its first ever Christmas window competition for its members shops and were "delighted with the response and the high level of entries". The entries were put to a vote to the office staff at Home Hardware and the winner ...
11 December 2017 0 Comments

Amtech lights the way with outdoor model

Amtech is launching a new and powerful 160 lumen sensor light which has a 3m motion detection range, as well as two light settings – making ...
24 November 2017
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