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Product News Archive February 2010

LG Harris range is eco-friendly 24 February 2010
LG Harris offers this Down to Earth eco-friendly range, with paintbrush and roller handles manufactured from 65% cornstarch.

'Best New Retail Product' at GAN 19 February 2010
Organic growing media specialist Vital Earth has won best new retail product at the GAN show with its 'Chicken Poo' fertiliser.

Scotts invests £5.3m in ad campaign 19 February 2010
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has put together a massive TV and in-store promotional plan for 2010 to support two established brands and two new product launches.

'Vital' listing for Wilko 19 February 2010
Wilkinson has added two more Vital Earth lines to its 2010 offer.

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