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Garden centres hope for better weather after Easter washout

Garden centres across the country were affected by the bad weather during the early Easter break (March, 2018) according to the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) report.Compared to the same month last year (2017) sales in ...
20 April 2018 0 Comments

New distribution centre for B&Q in Swindon to create 100 new jobs

Kingfisher plc, the international home improvement company, has signed contracts on a new B&Q distribution centre (DC) in Swindon. The new site will improve efficiencies within the B&Q supply chain, enabling it to maximise product ...
20 April 2018 0 Comments

The Home Depot to hire approximately 1,000 new technology professionals

The Home Depot is hiring approximately 1,000 new technology professionals in 2018 at its primary technology centers in Atlanta, Austin and Dallas to support initiatives related to its $11.1 billion three-year strategic investment plan.In December ...
18 April 2018 1 Comments International News

Wilko gives £400 product donation to local primary school

Following the opening of the new wilko store at Liverpool Shopping Park in February, and to support wilko’s new charity partnership initiative to help families when they need it most, wilko presented Smithdown Primary School with £400 worth of wilko ...
18 April 2018 0 Comments People News

GIMA announces new council

The Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association elected its new council and appointed new president at its AGM on April 12.The meeting took place at Ettington Chase Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon, with over 65 members in attendance.During proceedings ...
18 April 2018 0 Comments People News

Castle Gardens gives houseplant department a new lease of life

Sherborne-based Castle Gardens has appointed Kyla Foster-Shaw as manager of its multi award-winning houseplants department.Having owned and run a successful florist in Shaftesbury, Kyla has now brought a modern aesthetic to the department, expanding ...
18 April 2018 0 Comments People News

March footfall is the steepest year on year fall since 2010 says BRC

Year-on-year, footfall in March decreased by 6%, a substantial decline compared to the positive rate of 1.3% seen for March 2017 and the steepest year on year fall since the end of 2010. The 12-month average is -1.4%.There was no growth in Footfall ...
17 April 2018 0 Comments

Gorilla Glue offers vibrant POS solutions

The Gorilla Glue point-of-sale solution strikes a visual chord with the customer, enabling retailers to drive sales and gain a competitive ...
12 April 2018
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