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Product News Archive May 2010

Simple savings with Honeywell 26 May 2010
Upgrading heating controls with energy-efficient alternatives is an easy and cost-effective way to save energy and reduce bills, says Honeywell.

New Evo-Stik App 20 May 2010
Evo-Stik has developed an Apple iPhone application offering DIYers product advice and stockist details.

Selling more with Stoyden 20 May 2010
Merchandising agency Stoyden has secured the Bosch Power Tools and Lawn & Garden business for 2010.

Easyfountain, easy sales 20 May 2010
Garden landscaping manufacturer Kelkay has created modular display material for its easyfountain range of resin water features.

Fast-acting formula from Scotts 19 May 2010
Scotts Miracle-Gro launched Weedol Rootkill Plus three months ago - and it's already the number three best-selling weedkiller.

Dremel's excellent entry level 19 May 2010
Dremel has introduced the new Dremel 200 Series, the perfect entry-level multi-tool for the novice and occasional user.

Cutting-edge accuracy from GMC 19 May 2010
The GMC laminate flooring saw MS018 makes it easy to achieve accurate cuts for a professional finish with just one tool, saving time, money and energy.

Sales that stand out 19 May 2010
Era Products' latest standalone merchandisers come in two sizes to help retailers get the best fit for their store layout.

Building Momentum 19 May 2010
Merchandising and display installation company Momentum has clients including Black & Decker, B&Q, AkzoNobel ICI Paints, Focus, Mira, Triton and Yale.

Christmas comes early with Plasti-kote 18 May 2010
Plasti-kote has introduced a range of new merchandising options that maximise profit from selling space and encourage consumers to buy.

A great memory from CKI 18 May 2010
CKI's Triton XLS display stands feature a memory foam core, held within a rigid sheet metal case, holding the Triton XLS screwdrivers securely in position.

Decco delivers on point of sale 18 May 2010
Decco is offering a free point of sale kit with each of its five seasonal Fair & Square promotions.

JLP launches exclusive range 10 May 2010
Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, wallpaper and fabric brand Sanderson has teamed up with John Lewis to launch a limited edition collection of furniture and accessories.

Mobile multi-tool 10 May 2010
Dremel has launched the 7700 cordless multi-tool, ideal for quick DIY jobs such as sanding, polishing and engraving.

Driving performance 10 May 2010
High-performance adhesives manufacturer Araldite has launched a free-to-download mobile driving game, 'Araldite Race', inspired by the brand's sponsorship of race team Team ORECA Matmut.

Make your mark 10 May 2010
New Blackfriar line marking paint is ideal for line marking in car parks, factories, sports fields, sports courts and building sites.

Mortice migration 6 May 2010
More than 20 high security Chubb mortice locks have migrated to the Union range as part of the plan to move all Chubb products to either the Union or Yale brands.

Get the best of pests 5 May 2010
Even the most experienced gardener has to deal with pest and disease problems and the BugClear range is designed to make tackling them as easy as possible.

Driving change 5 May 2010
Carl Kammerling International has enhanced its range of screwdrivers with the introduction of Triton XLS - a range of affordable, professional quality, general-purpose screwdrivers.

Feeder of the pack 4 May 2010
To ensure optimum cropping, regular and correct feeding is essential says The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.

A long-term post 4 May 2010
Postsaver fenceposts are protected by a patented barrier system that prevents rot at ground level and therefore, the post from failing.

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