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Product News Archive October 2011

Boost sales with Sterling... 27 October 2011
Sterling Locks is extending its line of post boxes to provide retailers with the potential for extra sales this winter.

Wonder Wipes range extended 26 October 2011
Everbuild has added two new products to its Wonder Wipes range.

A brand for all seasons 26 October 2011
Forest Garden says it witnessed a "phenomenal response" to its stand at Glee this year, which was created to reflect the company's ethos as a 'brand for all seasons'.

Stewart offers GYO support 25 October 2011
Stewart has teamed up with broadcaster and GYO specialist Pippa Greenwood to help consumers improve their understanding of growing fruit and vegetables at home and support retailers in this increasingly popular market sector.

Christmas gifts from Dremel 25 October 2011
Dremel is offering two gift sets for this Christmas season.

New collection from Stewart... 20 October 2011
Stewart Garden has launched a range of new products and indoor growing sets to create the Kitchen Garden collection.

New launch from Roundup... 20 October 2011
Roundup sponsored Hall 5 at Glee this year, and has announced the launch of Roundup Gel, which enables gardeners to precisely target weeds in awkward places such as borders, lawns, vegetable patches and even bindweed without affecting other plants.

Kasp Easifit 6 October 2011
Kasp has launched Easifit– a range of hardwearing replacement cylinders for uPVC door locks.

New Avit display 6 October 2011
Carl Kammerling International has introduced a new 1m display focusing specifically on its range of Avit hand tools.

Website supports launch of CK Magma range 6 October 2011
Carl Kammerling International has unveiled a new website www.ck-magma.com to support the launch of its CK Magma range of premium storage and personal protective equipment.

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