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Plans submitted for new, Victorian-style Fermoys Garden Centre

Fermoys Garden Centre in Ipplepen, Devon, could soon be undergoing a major Victorian palm house-style transformation, as per a recent planning application submitted by owner Blue Diamond.
16 January 2017 0 Comments

Smash-and-grab B&Q burglar jailed

A railway worker who carried out a smash-and-grab raid on B&Q Chippenham has been jailed for a year.
13 January 2017 0 Comments

Squire's Badshot Lea opens new Pets & Aquatics centre

Squire's Garden Centre, Badshot Lea, has launched its “bigger and better” Pets & Aquatics centre following an investment of more than £100,000.
13 January 2017 0 Comments

Topps Tiles reports a positive first quarter

Topps Tiles has released a trading update for its first quarter, with sales up 0.3% for the 13 weeks ending December 31, 2016.
12 January 2017 0 Comments

Major retailers report on Christmas trading

M&S, Tesco, John Lewis and Debenhams were among some of the country's biggest retailers reporting an upturn in sales over the Christmas period – but for some the increase was more marginal than exceptional.
12 January 2017 0 Comments

Wilko fined £2.2m after worker is crushed

Wilko has been fined £2.2m after a 23-year-old employee was crushed by a metal cage of paint, leaving her paralysed.
11 January 2017 0 Comments

Argos helps boost sales at Sainsbury's

Total sales nudged up 0.8% at Sainbury's during its third quarter - covering the 15 weeks to January 7, 2017 - helped by a 4.1% boost to total sales at newly acquired Argos.
11 January 2017 0 Comments

Eliza Tinsley Ltd acquires RB UK

Eliza Tinsley Ltd, supplier for agricultural hardware, ironmongery and office furniture has announced its successful acquisition of Bedfordshire based RB UK Ltd, who went into administration last month.
10 January 2017 0 Comments

Global DIY Summit expected to be “most successful ever”

This year's Global DIY Summit, which will take place in Berlin on June 8 – 9, is expected to be the “most successful home improvement congress ever organised” with several top names from the industry having already booked their place.
10 January 2017 0 Comments

Garden centres invited to get creative to be competitive

Garden centre owners, managers and teams attending the 51st Garden Centre Association (GCA) annual conference this month will be challenged to become more creative to cultivate a competitive edge.
9 January 2017 0 Comments

Fire breaks out at Screwfix Sittingbourne

Screwfix in Sittingbourne remained closed over the weekend following reports of a fire at the store during the evening of Friday, January 6.
9 January 2017 0 Comments

Quick and easy waterproofing kit from Homelux

21 December 2016

STV: protecting gardens from animal waste

21 December 2016

Varta Powerpack is perfect for weekends away

21 December 2016

Spontex makes sweeping up a doddle

21 December 2016

Introducing Handi Vice from Plasplugs

21 December 2016

Dunlop hires new area sales manager

16 January 2017

Indie DIY shop owner passes away on Christmas Day

16 January 2017

Farplants strengthens management team

13 January 2017

Former Klondyke ceo joins Kelkay board of directors

11 January 2017

Screwfix director of retail leaves to join Pets at Home

9 January 2017

Garland appoints new south east and key accounts manager

6 January 2017
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