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Product News Archive November 2014

Town & Country goes dotty for promotion 26 November 2014
Town & Country has selected three best-selling products - Master Gardener gloves, Cloggies and kneepads - and introduced trendy pastel shades and a dotty design to provide retailers with a new promotion.

Toolstream app now available for Android phones and tablets 12 November 2014
Following the success of the Toolstream app for iOS, the company has now launched the app for Android phones and tablets.

Punk is on the case for accessories 12 November 2014
Punk, the new power tool accessories brand, has launched new cases which it says provide the ultimate protection for its products.

New from Toolstream 5 November 2014
Toolstream customers can now take advantage of more than 200 brand new hand and power tools and over 200 price cuts.

Compact display unit from Araldite 5 November 2014
Araldite's compact and robust display unit, supplied with integral header card, is being adopted by 70% of the brand's independent stockists, says the firm.

Over 30 merchandising solutions from Smart Garden Products 5 November 2014
Smart Garden Products has invested in over 30 new merchandising solutions to support its new garden collection, including display stands for its metal and natural basket ranges.

Draper Tote Merchandiser 5 November 2014
Draper's Tote Merchandiser trade order form features a great selection of impulse-buy products complete with free tote merchandiser for maximum point-of-sale impact in-store, says the company.

Kelkay's See It Used displays 5 November 2014
Garden centre buyers were particularly impressed with Kelkay's new See it Used displays at this year's Glee.

Get Visible Impact with the itower 5 November 2014
Visible Impact, a sales development, marketing & communication consultancy, has created a new communication platform developed specifically for garden centres and suppliers to drive customer awareness and sales.

Easy damp-proofing from Everbuild 3 November 2014
The SikaMur damp-proofing system from Everbuild is an effective three-step solution against rising damp, consisting of specially selected limestone aggregates, cements and air entraining additives.

Stixall Rapid from Everbuild 3 November 2014
Stixall Rapid 30 is a new two component hybrid polymer adhesive from Everbuild with ultra-quick curing properties - setting hard in just 30 minutes.

New launches from Liberon 3 November 2014
Woodcare manufacturer Liberon has launched three new products.


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