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Product News Archive November 2010

Heating up sales 24 November 2010
The Winterheat Inferno 1.6kw garage/workshop heater is 'one of the most versatile portable heaters available', says the company, with a choice of wattages and configurations available in just one model.

Increase in sales? You can Avit 19 November 2010
Following the range extension and revamp of its DIY brand, Avit, Carl Kammerling International has introduced a range of display solutions.

Set the benchmark 19 November 2010
Benchmark Retail Services is a full service support agency, working with many retailers to maximise sales.

Kelkay keeps it concise 18 November 2010
Garden landscaping manufacturer Kelkay has developed modular display systems across its ranges.

Flexible option 18 November 2010
Carl Kammerling International has launched a new 1m display system to house its C.K tools brand.

Investing in the UK 18 November 2010
Timber garden buildings manufacturer Mercia Garden Products has recently invested in improving its IT systems, including a new delivery planning system (DPS)

Scoop up winter sales 18 November 2010
As the nights draw in, and with heavy snow predicted for this winter, retailers are preparing to stock high demand products.

Plasti-kote's great gondola 17 November 2010
Spraypaint brand Plasti-kote has launched a new 2ft gondola merchandiser to maximise sales of its specialist industrial spraypaints.

Bayer's British brand 17 November 2010
Bayer Garden brand Phostrogen will be recognised by most retailers in the sector. What they might not know is that it's manufactured in Corwen, North Wales and has been for more than 50 years.

Save energy...save money 17 November 2010
Cut costs and save energy with Honeywell's wireless solution.

Hitting the (Blue) spot 17 November 2010
Blue Spot Tools has launched a new lighting range for 2010/2011, the majority of which are display boxed to help maximise sales.

Valuable online resource 15 November 2010
The new Honeywell UK Heating Controls website is targeted as a valuable resource for all who use, install, maintain, design and specify energy efficient heating systems.

New catalogue launch 10 November 2010
Everbuild Building Products has launched its brand new catalogue - packed full of products, including the latest launches, Gator Glue and the Jetcem range.

Healthy sales 5 November 2010
This year, Bayer Garden has trialled 'The Garden Doctor', a touch screen monitor that enables gardeners to define their problem and get information on an effective solution.

Kitchen nostalgia 4 November 2010
The Vintage Kitchen Graphite range by Typhoon is, says Rayware, "inspired by our Grandparents' kitchens" making it "nostalgic and comforting with a vintage charm".

Dremel going great guns 2 November 2010
Dremel is introducing a new range of four glue guns - two high temperature models for DIYers and a low-temp and dual-temp version for hobbyists.

Stop Pinched Fingers 1 November 2010
Netherlands-based Elton B.V. manufactures a range of draught excluders under the Ellen brand as well as finger protection profiles to stop children's fingers getting trapped in doors.

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