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Product News Archive November 2009

Stewart innovation keeps herbs well watered 24 November 2009
The new Herb pot from The Stewart Company features a patented self-watering system which makes growing herbs on a home windowsill or patio easier and more enjoyable.

Visa Tools buys Footprint hammer production 24 November 2009
Leeds-based Visa Tools has purchased the hammer section of Footprint Tools. Visa continues to manufacture the entire hammer range produced by Footprint.

Crown gets gold 23 November 2009
Crown Trade's wedge-shaped display units, designed for use in specialist decorating outlets, DIY and merchant premises, won the Gold Award in POPAI's Home, Garden & Tobacco retailing section.

Shower in an hour 19 November 2009
Evo-Stik is launching '1 Hour Shower', a high-performance bathroom sealant that cures in just one hour.

Keep sales hot 19 November 2009
Following the implementation of Directive 76/769/EEC on April 3 this year, measuring devices, such as thermometers, containing mercury may no longer be offered for sale to the general public.

Evo-Stik is all-white 19 November 2009
White For Life, new from Evo-Stik, is a range of sealants, tile adhesives and grouts that are guaranteed not to blacken, fade or yellow.

Keep it safe with Abus 10 November 2009
Abus' WBA 100 Wall and Floor Anchor protects valuable home items like motorbikes, lawnmowers, bikes and power tools.

Clean carpets in time for Christmas 10 November 2009
With Christmas fast approaching, many consumers are thinking about sprucing up their homes ahead of the season of festivities and family visits.

Tamper-proof security 6 November 2009
Assa Abloy has launched a new range of Yale alarmed locks, which combine a cable lock with a tamper alarm.

Dremel Christmas promotion 5 November 2009
A Christmas high value promotion from Dremel includes its Hobby table crammed with Dremel goodies.


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