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Crown Paints announces channel 5 sponsorship

Crown Paints has announced its sponsorship of Channel 5 programming featuring great British stories.Planned and negotiated by Omnicom Media Group’s PHD Manchester and content agency Drum, the sponsorship includes a series of TV idents to align Crown’...
22 March 2018 0 Comments

Axminster Tools moves up to top 100 retailer list

Axminster Tools & Machinery has recently been listed in the top 100 ecommerce and cross-channel retailers as detailed in the Internet Retailing UK (IRUK) Top 500 report 2018, moving up two levels from the top 250 group where the company was ...
22 March 2018 0 Comments

Carpetright set to for store closures ahead of CVA announcement

Carpetright have announced it is considering a company voluntary agreement in a bid to rescue the business with a restructuring plan.Carpetright chief executive Wilf Walsh said: "I am pleased that we have secured this additional support from one of ...
21 March 2018 0 Comments

Chris Pateman resigns as Chairman of HTA

The HTA Board have today announced that Chris Pateman has left his post as Chairman of the HTA due to family reasons.Mr Pateman said: “I find a number of family issues are now requiring my attention and the long commute had made it harder than ...
21 March 2018 0 Comments People News

Softer sales at B&Q & Screwfix reflect “uncertain” UK outlook, says Kingfisher

Despite Screwfix posting a robust performance for the year, with LFLs up 10.1%, “softer sales patterns” were reported across Screwfix and B&Q, as demand for big-ticket lines slowed. Sales across Kingfisher UK & Ireland operations were up 0.4% (...
21 March 2018 0 Comments

HTA introduces recycling scheme for members

The HTA has launched a Recycling Scheme for its members which will enable businesses of all sizes to responsibly recycle their plastic and other waste and enhance their green credentials.Partnering with Ecogen, based in Winchester, the scheme will ...
20 March 2018 0 Comments

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

New roller tester from Dulux

Easily make your final colour decision with the new Dulux roller tester. It gives homeowners the confidence that their chosen colour is ...
22 March 2018
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