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Product News Archive October 2013

Ecopanel heats up the market 31 October 2013
Ecopanel panel heaters, a new slimline solution for providing efficient room heating at low cost, are set to revolutionise the electric heater market, claims the company.

New Woodland Wilf designs for Solus 31 October 2013
Solus Garden and Leisure has added four new designs to its Woodland Wilf range of garden gnomes.

Active Products 31 October 2013
With its eye-catching packaging, the durable and lightweight 125 Lumens high performance torch is the best-selling model in the Active Products AP ProSeries range.

Monument Tools' winter catalogue 31 October 2013
November 2013 sees the launch of the Monument Tools winter 2013/2014 catalogue.

Floramedia POS ranges 31 October 2013
Retailers hoping to increase profits around key occasions in the calendar can tap into a new, eye-catching Floramedia POS range.

Merchandising solutions from Forest 31 October 2013
Forest Garden has developed a new range of merchandising solutions for the 2014 season, designed to maximise the profit-boosting potential of the company's planting and growing products, fencing, trellis and gates, landscaping essentials, sheds and storage solutions.

Stanley measures up mini tape measure market 31 October 2013
Amongst four new additions to Stanley's selection of measuring and layout tools is this Mini FatMax tape keychain in a counter-top 'sweetie jar' unit to attract impulse purchases.

Investment pays off for Smart Solar 31 October 2013
Smart Solar says it has invested heavily in product display and packaging and, as a result, has seen sales increase markedly.

Everbuild continues sponsorship of rugby team 29 October 2013
Everbuild Building Products will feature once again on the shirt of Rugby League side Wakefield Wildcats in 2014 after extending its sponsorship.

Sterling Locks and Burg Wachter 29 October 2013
This year's MLA Expo show offered locksmiths the opportunity to see the strength and depth of products soon to be available from the newly combined Sterling Locks and Burg Wachter company.

Serious security from Kasp 17 October 2013
Designed to offer maximum protection, Kasp Security's 140 Series padlock features a six-pin anti-pick cylinder, capable of withstanding intelligent picking and manipulation methods, says the company.

Kasp free stock giveaway 17 October 2013
Kasp, from Carl Kammerling International, has announced a new customer deal

Stanley Fantasy Football tournament 17 October 2013
Stanley will again host a fantasy football tournament for the 2013-2014 season.

New Garden Nation brand 17 October 2013
Solus Garden & Leisure has launched a new brand called Garden Nation, bringing together Solus's previous Camelot and Adorn brands alongside a host of new products.

Active Products in the spotlight 17 October 2013
The Active Products AP ProSeries 220 Lumens Spotlight is a popular choice for professional tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts.

A Forever White solution 10 October 2013
Forever White silicone from Everbuild is has been created to make unsightly black mould a thing of the past, thanks to the integration of the anti-bacterial solution, SteriTouch.

A smoking hot trend 3 October 2013
According to Napoleon Grills, smoking has been a key food trend for a few years now and shows no sign of abating.

Napoleon Pro22 is a sell out 3 October 2013
Last year Napoleon had a soft launch at Glee for its new charcoal product, the Pro22.

A winning combination 3 October 2013
This year's Glee was the first show to combine both Everbuild and Sika on the same stand.

Whitefurze gets good response at Glee 3 October 2013
Whitefurze was delighted with the response that its enhanced garden range, manufactured in the UK, received at Glee.


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