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UK retail sales drop dramatically in December

Retail sales dropped by 1.9% in December, the biggest fall since April 2012, according to new figures released by the Office for National Statistics.
20 January 2017 0 Comments

Wyevale launches new transactional website

After a long time in development, Wyevale garden centres has launched its new transactional website, complete with offer of free deliveries for all orders placed before February 14.
19 January 2017 0 Comments

Rainy Day Trust awarded Big Lottery Grant

The Rainy Day Trust (RDT) has been awarded £8,790 by the Big Lottery through its Awards for All scheme to support the Trust's work with older people.
19 January 2017 0 Comments

Plans for new garden centre in Colne postponed

A major new garden centre planned for Colne, Lancashire, has been put on hold due to disputes over access arrangements for the site.
19 January 2017 0 Comments

Argos pulls out of Redditch shopping centre

Argos has confirmed it will be closing its branch in the Kingfisher shopping centre in Redditch this Friday.
18 January 2017 0 Comments

Squire's prepares for launch of two Surrey garden centres

Squire's Garden Centres will be opening a new garden centre in Chertsey this March, and relaunching its Hersham centre just two weeks later.
17 January 2017 0 Comments

Plans submitted for new, Victorian-style Fermoys Garden Centre

Fermoys Garden Centre in Ipplepen, Devon, could soon be undergoing a major Victorian palm house-style transformation, as per a recent planning application submitted by owner Blue Diamond.
16 January 2017 0 Comments

Smash-and-grab B&Q burglar jailed

A railway worker who carried out a smash-and-grab raid on B&Q Chippenham has been jailed for a year.
13 January 2017 0 Comments

Squire's Badshot Lea opens new Pets & Aquatics centre

Squire's Garden Centre, Badshot Lea, has launched its “bigger and better” Pets & Aquatics centre following an investment of more than £100,000.
13 January 2017 0 Comments

Topps Tiles reports a positive first quarter

Topps Tiles has released a trading update for its first quarter, with sales up 0.3% for the 13 weeks ending December 31, 2016.
12 January 2017 0 Comments

Major retailers report on Christmas trading

M&S, Tesco, John Lewis and Debenhams were among some of the country's biggest retailers reporting an upturn in sales over the Christmas period – but for some the increase was more marginal than exceptional.
12 January 2017 0 Comments

Quick and easy waterproofing kit from Homelux

21 December 2016

STV: protecting gardens from animal waste

21 December 2016

Varta Powerpack is perfect for weekends away

21 December 2016

Spontex makes sweeping up a doddle

21 December 2016

Introducing Handi Vice from Plasplugs

21 December 2016

Dunlop hires new area sales manager

16 January 2017

Indie DIY shop owner passes away on Christmas Day

16 January 2017

Farplants strengthens management team

13 January 2017

Former Klondyke ceo joins Kelkay board of directors

11 January 2017

Screwfix director of retail leaves to join Pets at Home

9 January 2017

Garland appoints new south east and key accounts manager

6 January 2017
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