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Product News Archive March 2011

Growing GYO 31 March 2011
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has extended its range of grow your own products to make the most of this growing trend.

Cuprinol gets GCG listing 30 March 2011
Garden woodcare brand Cuprinol has secured a listing with The Garden Centre Group, the UK's largest garden centre chain with 119 centres nationwide.

Year-round revenue 29 March 2011
Launched at Gardeners' World Live in 1998, Tubtrugs Flexible continue to be top sellers for supplier Faulks & Co.

£6m ad spend for Scotts 28 March 2011
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has announced a £6m spend on TV advertising for 2011, a 13% increase on 2010.

Connecting with the consumer 28 March 2011
Bayer Garden is investing in fostering a dialogue with consumers to increase awareness of its products, promotions (there are currently two major ones) and competitions, and of course, to drive sales.

Pumping up sales 24 March 2011
Demand for ready-to-use weedkillers and big pack products is on the up now the season is underway says Roundup.

Bumper crops with Botanico 23 March 2011
Botanico, the grow your own brand from Solus, offers a wide range of products to help gardeners ensure a bumper tomato crop.

Draper debuts new lines 23 March 2011
Draper Tools has launched its 2011 gardening tools catalogue, featuring more than 470 products.

Tidy profits with Homespares 22 March 2011
The wall-mounted Bruns Tool Tidy secures tools safely and neatly, using a mechanism that applies grip evenly and proportional to the weight of the item.

Best in show 22 March 2011
RoseClear Ultra from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company was awarded Best New Retail Product at the recent Golden Acres GAN tradeshow.

Tile promotion 21 March 2011
British Ceramic Tile is currently running a 10% off promotion on its Buxton wall tile range from this month until the end of May 2011.

Take décor outdoors 21 March 2011
Plastikote's new Outdoor range, launched last month, allows consumers to take interior colour schemes outside.

Urban solution 18 March 2011
Linde Material Handling has launched the CiTi truck, a new product designed to make light work of palletised deliveries to DIY and homewares centres.

Spring campaign 17 March 2011
Evo-Stik is hitting TV screens again this spring with a national advertising campaign to support its range of sealants.

Polycell shows you how 16 March 2011
Polycell has created a series of 15 short video guides to show consumers how they can quickly and easily remedy the most common preparation problems.

Draper's biggest ever catalogue 11 March 2011
Draper Tools has launched the 2011/12 edition of its main tool catalogue.

Dulux shows its support 9 March 2011
Dulux has announced it is sponsoring the Ideal Home Show in London and Scotland and Grand Designs Live in London in May and Birmingham in October.

Fuller returns 8 March 2011
Howard Richard Sales Ltd (HR) has announced it is re-launching the Canadian Fuller Tool brand back into the UK from mid-March 2011.

Showing off shed style 7 March 2011
Woodcare brand Cuprinol is sponsoring National Shed of the Year for the second year running.

Luminous lantern 3 March 2011
Smart Solar has launched a new retro mission-style lantern with a solar-powered pillar candle in an antique brown frame with water drop effect glass.

Instore showcase 1 March 2011
Abus 'Shop in Store' merchandising units are now available in the UK for the first time.

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