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Oak Furniture Land opens showroom in Llandudno

Oak Furniture Land will open a 18,122 sq ft showroom at the Mostyn Champneys Retail Park in Llandudno where Staples used to be, creating seven jobs. The retailer features more than 23 furniture ranges including Shay, Canterbury and St Ives. It is ...
20 October 2017 0 Comments

John Lewis introduces concierge style shopping experience

Today, John Lewis has revealed details of a new 'concierge style' shopping experience which the retailer will trial at its new service-led shop in Oxford which opens its doors next Tuesday. The initiative forms part of the company’s plans to ...
20 October 2017 0 Comments

Indie hardware shop pays homage to Two Ronnies sketch

Following regular requests for ‘four candles’, a hardware shop owner in Croxley Green has made a unique set of candles from fork handles, much to the delight of his customers.Inspired by the famous Two Ronnies comedy sketch, Tony Walker, the owner ...
19 October 2017 0 Comments

Wickes owner sees like-for-like growth from price increase

The owner of home and DIY retailers Wickes and Toolstation saw like-for-like sales jump 4.1% in third quarter of the year, up from 2.7% in the first six months, alongside total sales growth of 3.5%, with a 5% growth specifically in the consumer ...
19 October 2017 0 Comments

Akzo misses Q3 earnings due to "strong headwinds"

Akzo Nobel released its Q3 2017 results today, reporting a second profit warning since the failed takeover approach from PPG industries earlier this year. The report showed volumes were 2% higher overall, driven by Decorative Paints and Performance ...
18 October 2017 0 Comments

Oak Furniture Land opens first showroom in Derry and second store in Northern Ireland

Oak Furniture Land opened its first showroom in Derry on Saturday 14 October 2017 and its second store in Northern Ireland. The 8,708 sq ft showroom located at the Crescent Link Retail Park, has created six new jobs and forms part of the company’s ...
18 October 2017 0 Comments

The Range announces new stores

The Range has announced a new concept of stores in Cornwall. The Range on the Beach, which will have more seasonal opening hours than the larger outlets in the UK, will be tested out for the first time in Cornwall next year in time for the new ...
18 October 2017 0 Comments

BHETA attracts new DIY members

Robinson Young and Milliamp are the latest companies to sign up to The British Home Enhancement Trade Association’s (BHETA) many membership benefits.Robinson Young is a UK-dedicated largescale specialist distributor of non-food FMCG products. It ...
18 October 2017 0 Comments

Squire’s opens stylish new café bar in Shepperton centre

Family-run garden retailer Squire’s Garden Centres has revamped the café at its centre in Shepperton, Middlesex to create a striking new café bar, complete with afternoon tea area and piano.The new eatery boasts stylish new decor and there are now ...
17 October 2017 0 Comments

DLF Seeds lands exclusive distribution deal on MossOff chemical free

DLF Seeds Ltd has announced a new partnership with VivaGreen Group and will act as a distributor of VivaGreen’s products in the UK, representing the range of MossOff Chemical Free products.The deal will see DLF start selling the products via the ...
17 October 2017 0 Comments

Retail footfall down third month in a row

Footfall in September decreased by 1.2% year-on-year, the same decrease as in August, in line with the three-month rolling average of -1.2% and below the 12-month rolling average of -0.4%, according to figures produced by the British Retail ...
16 October 2017 0 Comments

ERA's HomeGuard security has its head in the clouds

29 September 2017

Low-cost, high-security solutions from Abus

29 September 2017

Everbuild takes Stixall to the Extreme

28 September 2017

Stylish porcelain paving from Borderstone

28 September 2017

Shurtape makes it a straight eight on TV for Duck and Frog

14 September 2017

Steve Guy makes move back to Kingfisher

19 October 2017

Akzo announce changes to supervisory board

18 October 2017

Ridgeons employee raises £800 for EACH

18 October 2017

BAM Construct UK employees raise £19,000 for charity in a month

18 October 2017

Carol Paris joins Briers as non-executive director

16 October 2017

Home Hardware appoints new regional business development manager

16 October 2017
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