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Brantano shoe chain in administration

Value shoe retailer, which operates a number of concessions in garden centres across the country, has called in administrators this week,.
24 March 2017 0 Comments

Garden Press Event has a new home for 2018

The Boutique garden event, now owned by the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA) will relocate to the Business Design Centre in London.
24 March 2017 0 Comments

Ground-breaking virtual reality store browser shortlisted for award

UK-based GoInStore, a real-time technology that enables customers to virtually visit and browse a retail store, has been named as a finalist in the “Retailing Technology of the Year” category of the National Technology Awards 2017.
24 March 2017 0 Comments

Garden Re-leaf Walk raises £22.5k for Greenfingers

Last Friday (March 17) saw more than 100 keen garden industry participants don their walking and running shoes to complete a 21 mile distance in honour of industry charity Greenfingers.
22 March 2017 0 Comments

Kingfisher announces profit rise but sales decline at B&Q

B&Q parent group Kingfisher has announced a significant rise in its underlying and adjusted pre-tax profits, up 14.7% and 8.3% respectively, for the year to January 31, 2017.
22 March 2017 0 Comments

Independent Chichester DIY shop to close after almost 60 years

The owners of family-run hardware shop David Messam Ltd of Chichester have made the tough decision to close down due to rising Brexit-related costs, tough competition from the internet and out-of-town retailers as well as dwindling footfall.
21 March 2017 1 Comments

Squire's relaunches garden centre 33 years after day one

Squire’s Garden Centre in Hersham celebrated the official launch of its newly extended and refurbished garden centre last Friday (March 17) – exactly 33 years to the day since it first opened in 1984.
20 March 2017 0 Comments

Gardenex secures cash grants for firms exhibiting at Spoga+gafa

The Gardenex export federation is organising the British group of exhibitors at Spoga+gafa 2017, and has secured Government grants of at least £1000 for eligible companies.
20 March 2017 0 Comments

Leekes named Retailer of the Year

Leekes has been named Retailer of the Year at the prestigious Cardiff Life Awards after applying for the first time.
20 March 2017 0 Comments

BHETA members support ITV makeover show

British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has reported a great response to an appeal it received looking for members to supply products for forthcoming primetime series: Love Your Home and Garden.
17 March 2017 0 Comments

Argos delivers good growth

Parent company Sainsbury’s reports good like-for-like growth for Argos in fourth quarter.
16 March 2017 0 Comments

Rodents knocked out by Barrettine

9 March 2017

Bug Blaster boasts improved formula

9 March 2017

Clean up with Barrettine

9 March 2017

Barrettine range is a Knockout

9 March 2017

Brand new range from Bartoline

9 March 2017

Kingfisher chairman Daniel Bernard to step down in June

22 March 2017

Farplants appoints new leader for Added Value Division

20 March 2017

Carol Paris to leave the HTA

16 March 2017

New 'equel' launched by hardware memoir author Graham Higson

14 March 2017

Rudridge employee celebrates 15 years of service

13 March 2017

New timber director for Covers

13 March 2017
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