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Paul Loft to quit as Homebase chief 30-Oct-2014
Paul Loft is stepping down from his role as managing director of Homebase.

Home Hardware stalwart Wesley Bowden dies 30-Oct-2014
Wesley Bowden, proprietor of Bowdens Home Hardware in Helston, Cornwall, passed away suddenly on Wednesday October 22 from a suspected heart attack.

Job losses as Specialist Group outsources logistics to third party firm 30-Oct-2014
Former wholesaler and parent to Builders Brand and Specialist Brands, Specialist Group has confirmed today that changes to the way the company operates could see it almost halve its workforce.

Restructuring programme sees Wilko staff face the axe 29-Oct-2014
Value retailer Wilko is warning that there could be job losses at the company, which has just entered into a period of consultation with staff.

People 'lack confidence to tackle DIY jobs' 29-Oct-2014
Householders who believe they are a dab hand at DIY are in the minority, according to a recent survey by Topps Tiles.

55% of online DIY shoppers compare prices 29-Oct-2014
A little over half of online shoppers compare prices before buying DIY and hardware products, according to new research from shopping and price comparison website

Business-boosting opportunities at GIMA day conference 29-Oct-2014
The Garden Industry Manufacturers Association's (GIMA) upcoming day conference is designed to arm all attendees - members and non-members alike - with valuable business-boosting advice and inspiration.

Homebase heads up BHETA's November DIY forum 29-Oct-2014
The British Home Enhancement Trade Association's (BHETA) next member forum will feature Homebase commercial director Paul Emslie.

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Latest Product News

Sinclair TV ads will back expanded Deadfast weedkiller range 27-Oct-2014
William Sinclair is expanding its broad-spectrum glyphosate-based RTU range with a new 4 litre RTU container of Deadfast Path & Patio Weedkiller to treat up to 240sq m.

Sinclair promises bigger tomatoes with less effort 27-Oct-2014
The new GrowQube from William Sinclair's Growing Success brand offers beginners the promise of more juicy, tasty tomatoes with minimal effort.

Sinclair produces its finest peat-based compost 27-Oct-2014
Heralded as the finest peat-based universal compost ever produced by William Sinclair, its new J Arthur Bower's Masterblend is a crumbly, free-flowing blend of 100% professional grade Scottish peat with 10% John Innes.

Gardman wheat-free dog food is a winner 20-Oct-2014
Gardman says that since launching at Glee, The Ernest Charles Co range of petcare products is already proving a winning proposition.

Scotts Solus Brands cares for our insects 15-Oct-2014
Scotts Solus Brands' new wooden Wildlife range is perfect for helping to look after some of our declining garden creatures.

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