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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 0 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

Debenhams to close 10 stores as part of “Destination Store” plan

The new CEO of Debenhams Sergio Bucher, who joined the business last October, has revealed plans to transform the retailer into a “destination for social shopping”, improve online services and potentially close up to 10 of its 176 UK stores.
20 April 2017 0 Comments

Plans to demolish B&Q Stratford put on hold

B&Q has signed a new three year lease for its store at the Maybird shopping centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, quelling fears for the store's short-term future after plans to demolish the building were approved back in September.
20 April 2017 0 Comments

Hillier to introduce 'Memory Tree' at this year's Chelsea show

Visitors at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show are invited to play their part in Chelsea history by leaving a lasting memory in the Hillier show garden.
19 April 2017 0 Comments

Sainsbury's reveals plans for Argos and Habitat

Last week saw the opening of the 50th Argos Digital store in a Sainsbury's – and the supermarket has taken the milestone as an opportunity to share some of its plans for the businesses it acquired in its multi-million pound takeover of Home Retail Group last year.
19 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

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

Changes at the top at Abus

31 March 2017
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