Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

May sees strongest growth in online retail since 2010

Retailers reported a year-on-year (YOY) increase of 19.4% in online sales, continuing a stellar year for the retail channel, with garden amongst the strongest-performing sectors. While the sun was shining on the high street last month, internet ...
19 June 2018 0 Comments

Vitrex strengthens trade sales team

Vitrex, an established brand within the UK tiling and flooring industries, has announced the appointment of Barry Wimsett as Regional Sales Manager.Barry has 25 years of experience within the DIY sector and will be responsible for day to day ...
19 June 2018 0 Comments People News

Fire at Farnborough Hardware

Firefighters tackled a blaze at an independent hardware store in the centre of Farnborough yesterday, where a woman was treated for smoke inhalation.Firefighters from Rushmoor, Basingstoke and Surrey tackled a fire on the ground floor of Farnborough ...
18 June 2018 0 Comments

Amazon launches Home Services in the UK

Amazon has announced the launch of Home Services in the UK. Customers buying more than 4 million products on Amazon.co.uk, ranging from TVs and household appliances to garden furniture and exercise equipment, can now schedule installation or ...
18 June 2018 0 Comments

BHETA shortlisted for award

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is a finalist in the Trade Association Forum (TAF) 2018 Awards.  The association has been shortlisted in the Marketing Campaign of the Year category for its inaugural National Home Improvement ...
18 June 2018 0 Comments

Shortlist for Jewson building better communities trade hero announced

Jewson has revealed the five finalists in its Trade Hero category of Building Better Communities awards. After being selected by a panel of industry judges, the shortlist now needs public votes to be in with a chance of winning up to £50,000 in ...
15 June 2018 0 Comments

Stephen Mangan to host 2018 GIMA Awards

The Garden Industry Manufacturer's Association (GIMA) has announced that TV, film and stage actor Stephen Mangan will compered its annual awards event this year. Best known for his role as Sean in the hit transatlantic comedy series Episodes, and as ...
15 June 2018 0 Comments

CK Tools promises to maximise sales with new starter display

Designed and manufactured to the highest standards, Kasp locks are renowned throughout the industry for being locks you can trust. As part ...
22 May 2018
To have your product news considered for inclusion contact Margaret Poole on 01622 699151 or
*

What do you think?


Is housewares a growing category for your business?

Latest reader comments

re: The Range to take over Homebase store in Cardiff

stephanie jones
please can you tell us when the new store in culerhouse cross opens. we are disabled and cant get to newport rd store thank you in adavance ...

re: New Toolstream catalogue

VALENTE
Bonjour,Pourriez-vous nous parvenir vos catalogue et vos tarifs par email et par courrier Mais aussi les condition d’achats si c’est ...

re: BREAKING NEWS: Wesfarmers sells Homebase, describing business as "disappointing investment"

B&Q bob
BQ removed the annual staff bonus set at 6% of salary rising on store sales. They replaced it with a store team bonus telling us we would ...

re: Police report 4% increase in shoplifting across UK

B&Q bob
It is a sad and un PC fact in my store that the majority of our largest shoplifting incidents have involved eastern European groups. None ...

Most read stories