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TP consumer division “consistently strong”

Travis Perkins’ Q1 results report a LFL sales growth of 2.9% for its consumer division, which includes Wickes, despite a slowdown in growth due to later Easter.
27 April 2017 0 Comments

BIRA conference: last chance to book

There is still time to book your place at the annual British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA) conference and awards, due to take place on May 8.
27 April 2017 0 Comments

Bunnings reports 2.2% LFL rise in Q3

Despite declines in kitchen and bathroom, Australian retail giant Wesfarmers posted positive sales for its operations in the UK and Ireland, which includes the Homebase chain and its first UK Bunnings store.
27 April 2017 0 Comments

New data predicts post-bank holiday DIY rush

Shoppers across the UK are set to splash out on home and garden essentials with the two bank holiday weekends coming up, according to new data from eBay Advertising. The week following each bank holiday will see consumers turn their attention to freshening up their homes ready for summer.
26 April 2017 0 Comments

Fifth Bunnings location revealed – as former B&Q store

Bunnings has confirmed that the location of its fifth UK warehouse will occupy an outlet formerly owned by its biggest rival, B&Q.
25 April 2017 2 Comments

Home improvement figures continue to grow

London households are leading the way in applying for home improvements, according to industry analysts Barbour ABI and the Federation of Master Builders.
25 April 2017 0 Comments

LFL sales up 1.4% at Carpetright, despite tough trading conditions

Carpetright has announced that sales for the 12 weeks ending April 22, 2017, were up 1.4% like-for-like despite “tougher market conditions experienced across the period.”
25 April 2017 0 Comments

Home Hardware Scotland to bid farewell to long-standing members

The owners of Thorpes Home Hardware, Gosforth High Street's longest running shop have made the difficult decision to put their business on the market.
24 April 2017 0 Comments

Retail sales see first quarterly decline since 2013

Sales were down 1.4% for the three months to March, marking the first quarterly decline since 2013 according to the Office for National Statistics.
24 April 2017 0 Comments

Wyevale reports surge in sales of ferns

Wyevale Nurseries has recorded a 44% year-on-year increase in sales of ferns in March thanks to botanical interiors and fashion trend.
21 April 2017 0 Comments

UPDATE: Owners of hardware store destroyed by fire praise firefighters

The owners of Watlington hardware store DG Homeware, which was left completely gutted after a vicious fire on Friday, April 7, have thanked the firefighters and members of the community who helped them.
20 April 2017 0 Comments

Vivagreen communicates Moss Off benefits via video

13 April 2017

ERA launches Independents' Amnesty scheme

13 April 2017

Hultafors launches new tools catalogue

13 April 2017

Abus enhances 158 range

13 April 2017

Frog Tape leaps onto TV and radio

29 March 2017

Wildlife World provides nest boxes to Urban Buzz Project

27 April 2017

Lighting Europe board names new president

24 April 2017

Luke Murphy appointed as Glee’s new senior marketing executive

18 April 2017

Masterchef winner to speak at HTA Catering Conference Dinner

18 April 2017

Henkel sales manager retires

13 April 2017

Yale names new territory manager for the South East

3 April 2017
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