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Distribution market for garden products in the UK worth around £5bn says AMA Research

The UK domestic garden products distribution market was worth an estimated £4.9bn in 2017 at retail selling prices (RSP), representing an increase of 3% compared to the previous year. Both the weather and the state of the economy influence growth ...
16 March 2018 0 Comments

Bunnings Warehouse opens for business in Walton-on-Thames

Home improvement and garden retailer Bunnings Warehouse officially opened its doors in Walton-on-Thames on 15 March.The new store, which is on the site of the former Homebase on New Zealand Avenue, is 34,000 square feet and offers customers a wide ...
16 March 2018 0 Comments

ERA appoints Tania Tams as head of marketing

West-midlands-based ERA, the UK’s home security expert, has appointed Tania Tams as head of marketing to oversee the communications and marketing activity across the company’s distribution channels.Having previously held the position of marketing ...
15 March 2018 0 Comments People News

Number of homeowners renovating instead of moving increases five-fold in five years

The number of homeowners choosing to stay put and invest in their existing property instead of moving has soared in the past five years, according to a new report from specialist insurer Hiscox.In 2013 just 3% of homeowners took the decision to ...
14 March 2018 0 Comments

Chancellor's statement paints a mixed picture for retail

Chancellor Philip Hammond, released the Spring Statement today, which although announced upgraded projections for growth, as well as predictions of falling inflation, debt and borrowing - his speech also addressed various issues in the retail sector,...
13 March 2018 0 Comments

Huge blaze engulfes Gardman warehouse in Daventry

More than 50 firefighters were called to the building, owned by garden centre suppliers Gardman, in Parsons Road late on Sunday (March 11 2018).The roof appears to have collapsed and smoke could be seen for miles around on Monday afternoon.Nobody is ...
13 March 2018 0 Comments

Wyevale Nurseries staff celebrate two award wins

Staff at one of the UK’s leading nurseries is celebrating this month (March, 2018) after winning two awards from two garden centre groups it supplies plants to.Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford was awarded Plant Supplier of the Year 2017 from Klondyke ...
13 March 2018 0 Comments

Centurion Europe celebrate successful show at Spring Fair

After another successful year at Spring Fair, Centurion Europe continues its drive to offer customers great products at great prices during ...
9 March 2018
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