Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

Consumer confidence rebounds to pre-Brexit level

Figures released by research company GfK report that consumer confidence in September returned to the levels it had before the June Brexit vote.
30 September 2016 0 Comments

Smart Garden to acquire Chapelwood Birdcare from Scotts

Rumours circulating at the recent Glee show that Smart Garden were eying up Scotts' Chapelwood business have been confirmed as the companies announced this week that they have agreed terms for an unknown purchase price.
30 September 2016 0 Comments

Leekes launches 'new way of sofa shopping'

Department store Leekes has launched what it is calling a "revolutionary new concept in sofa buying" in the form of The Lounge Co. sofa gallery.
29 September 2016 0 Comments

Trago set to become major DIY player with £3m expansion

South West discount retailer Trago Mills is substantially expanding its DIY offer, with construction starting this week on a £3m Build Centre at its Newton Abbott branch.
29 September 2016 0 Comments

BHS.com goes live

The new face of BHS - an all-new website selling the retailer's most popular lines - has officially gone live.
29 September 2016 0 Comments

Broad St DIY goes for gold

Family run, independent DIY store Broad Street DIY has secured a place in the final stage of the prestigious 2016 Midlands Family Business Awards - which celebrate the work and achievements of family businesses across the region.
28 September 2016 1 Comments

Henkel rejoins BHETA

Henkel Adhesives has rejoined The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) after an absence of six years.
27 September 2016 0 Comments

B&Q recalls dangerous hedge trimmer

B&Q has reportedly issued a recall over a hedge trimmer which carries a risk of injury to the user from the ejection of motor fragments through the casing vents.
27 September 2016 0 Comments

Home Hardware cooks up Bake Off window challenge

Home Hardware Scotland recently held a Bake Off window competition for its 60 plus independently owned shops throughout Scotland and the north of England.
26 September 2016 0 Comments

Homebase store in Omagh saved from closure

Staff at a Homebase store in Omagh, Northern Ireland, have been told that their jobs are now safe after the store was brought back from the chopping block.
26 September 2016 0 Comments

BHS to relaunch in UK as new online retailer

Following its collapse into administration earlier this year, BHS is set to relaunch in the UK as an online retailer selling a range of lighting and home furnishing products.
26 September 2016 0 Comments

See Everbuild's range of high quality wood treatments

21 September 2016

Wheeled Vacuum solution from Billy Goat

15 September 2016

CENTURION WARMSEAL HELPS CONSUMERS CUT HEATING BILLS

15 September 2016

Welcome relief from O'KEEFFE'S Working Hands hand cream

15 September 2016

Garden tools from Fiskars

15 September 2016

Eyles and Stevens bid farewell to Hillview

22 September 2016

Wyevale to collaborate with prestigious designers

22 September 2016

New sales director at Axminster

21 September 2016

New commercial director for Waitrose

15 September 2016

New role for former Homebase director

15 September 2016

Multi-channel director leaves M&S

15 September 2016
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B&Q trials use of avatars for customer DIY queries

By bq bob
Oh my God what the hell is my company thinking, is it being run by a bunch of 12 year old s! Half our customers are older and would have no ...

good start

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Big job to reshape this business but looks like a good start...

Kingfisher Q2 sales show no negative impact from Brexit vote

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Ex-BHS boss told to get off his yacht and sort BHS crisis

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Kingfisher Q2 sales show no negative impact from Brexit vote

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If she makes on target earnings she will earn 4.5 million! That is 19,000 a week!that is almost 2000 an hour, again 2000 per hour....