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Bira and BHETA 'Tussle on the Turf' 22-Jul-2016
The industry's two leading trade associations The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) and British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) came together this week for a 'Tussle on the Turf' golf tournament.

First Bunnings to open in the UK in October 21-Jul-2016
Wesfarmers has announced that the first Homebase store will be transformed into Bunnings in October this year, and has hired retail veteran Archie Norman and former Kingfisher executive Matt Tyson to advise.

Retail predicted to decline, but Brexit isn't to blame 21-Jul-2016
The decline of UK retail is predicted to accelerate in the third quarter of 2016, with all three drivers of retail health - demand, margins and cost - expected to turn negative for the first time since 2011, warns the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank.

Wickes: More complaints from employees 20-Jul-2016
Following DIY Week's recent report on a dissatisfied Wickes employee, another worker has stepped forward.

B&Q Sprucefield dodges closure culling 20-Jul-2016
Despite Kingfisher bosses earmarking the B&Q at Sprucefield for closure last year along with others at Derry, Ballymena and Craigavon, the store will now remain open.

Jewson helps restore community landmark 19-Jul-2016
Builders' merchant Jewson has helped bring the Isle of Wight's Ryde Arena back to its best after severe weather damaged the building and its roof last winter.

Major re-launch for Bonningtons 18-Jul-2016
Bonningtons has re-launched its business under a new brand identity aiming to drive the core values of integrity, quality and trust throughout the whole operation.

Garden Re-Leaf 2016 brings in £140k 18-Jul-2016
Industry charity Greenfingers' Garden Re-Leaf Day 2016 brought in the largest ever fundraising total, £140,000, as announced at the GIMA Awards.

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Latest Product News

Outback shines at Solex 18-Jul-2016
A 'barbecue with a bar' proved a hot topic on this year's Outback Solex stand, where the latest addition to the new top-of-the-range Signature series persuaded buyers to sign-up to the concept for the 2017 barbecue season.

Go Rogue with Napoleon Grills 18-Jul-2016
Napoleon Grills is telling consumers to "grab the great outdoors with both hands and Go Rogue next summer" as the company launches a brand new range of gas barbecues called Rogue.

Maximise sales with The Buzz: Love Summer 18-Jul-2016
STV is inviting retailers to maximise peak summer sales and inspire customers to enjoy outdoor life and to Live Pest-Free with The Buzz: Love Summer merchandise displays from pest control product supplier, STV.

Taking duct tape to a whole new level 18-Jul-2016
Gorilla Tape has taken Duct Tape to a new level. The outdoor tape has a rugged, all-weather, UV resistant shell and has been designed to easily stand up to the elements making its list of uses endless.

CK Tools gearing up for Winter Wonderland 14-Jul-2016
Carl Kammerling International is looking forward to a strong end to the year as its annual Winter Wonderland promotion returns for its third successive year.

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