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Product News Archive September 2015

Burg-Wächter boxes clever 30 September 2015
Burg-Wächter believes that changes to shopping habits are behind the increase in postal deliveries and demand for its post boxes, which rises as summer wanes.

Beanz meanz security, says Sterling Locks 30 September 2015
Sterling Locks' SafeCans are the perfect place for hiding items, being an exact imitation of one of several everyday items - from a can of Heinz baked beans or a Collins dictionary to aerosols, candles or even a rock.

Watco Putty Patch - mouldable concrete repair 30 September 2015
Watco's Putty Patch is a mouldable material designed for quick repairs to concrete.

Bluerad radiator system protects against fire 30 September 2015
Blueproof, from Bluerad, is a new and inexpensive active fire protection system that distributes water from your radiator when and where it is needed the most.

Duck Tape and FrogTape back on TV 23 September 2015
Shurtape is returning to TV with its largest campaign yet for Duck Tape and FrogTape.

Leyland Trade coatings tackle problems 23 September 2015
Leyland Trade has launched a new specialist coatings range of nine products covering the most ubiquitous problem areas.

Unblocking plugholes is easy with Kilrock 23 September 2015
Kilrock is launching new Slam, a highly-effective, single-dose power shot Plughole Unblocker in Kitchen (60g) for grease and food, and Bathroom (80g) for hair and soap scum.

Yale sponsors National Home Security Month 23 September 2015
Sponsored by Yale, National Home Security Month returns this year, highlighting the importance of home security as burglaries increase with the darker evenings.

Yale makes security smarter 23 September 2015
The days of worrying about forgotten keys are over, with the launch of the Keyless Connected Smart Lock from Yale.

Fallen Fruits has umbrella to share 22 September 2015
Garden giftware company Fallen Fruits, whose themed, designer collections are inspired by nature, has unveiled its new The Lovers umbrella - created to allow two people to shelter comfortably underneath.

Contemporary style from Grange 22 September 2015
Grange has unveiled its new, premium Contemporary range.

Active Products work light is rechargeable 22 September 2015
Packed with features and super-bright beam, the 60 LED rechargeable work light has been launched by Active Products.

Feel safer with Draper 22 September 2015
Whether it's for site or home security, Draper Tools offers a comprehensive range to keep customers safe.

Act faster in an emergency with Squire 22 September 2015
Squire has introduced its new push-button recodable combination Key Keep2, for faster access in an emergency.

Driving home profits with Kasp 22 September 2015
Carl Kammerling International has revamped its Kasp 500 Series Van Lock with the addition of a unique integral lock-holding bracket.

Active Products upgrades powerful spotlight 22 September 2015
Active Products has launched a new 150 LED spotlight to replace the 1 million halogen spotlight - which has sold strongly since launched to market - in its AP Torch range.

Baby Bio moves outdoors 21 September 2015
Bayer Garden's Baby Bio moved outside this season with the launch of Baby Bio Outdoor.

Nicoline self-adhesive tiles enter third export market 21 September 2015
Nicoline Self-Adhesive Cork Floor Tiles have been successful in entering their third export market - this time with direct sale to Australia with the intention of appointing an exclusive distributor.

Carl Kammerling Dextro toughens up 21 September 2015
Carl Kammerling International has enhanced its CK Tools Dextro screwdriver range, reinforcing its durability and making it up to 30% tougher.

STV rodent range has a makeover 8 September 2015
After clocking up sales of over 1m units worth over £6m at retail, and delivering excellent growth to retailers' rodent control fixtures since its 2012 launch, The Big Cheese Ultra Power range from STV has been revamped.

Rolson lights up winter 8 September 2015
Torches, lamps and work lamps: as technology moves forward, Rolson says it keeps pace with an inspiring range of new products using chip-on-board (COB) technology - delivering even brighter, sharper, wider light patterns.

Defenders gives foxes the brush-off 8 September 2015
Consumers wanting to repel foxes without harming them can use the new Jet-Spray Fox Repeller from Defenders in garden areas.

Make sure of winter security, says Abus 8 September 2015
Abus advises retailers that, as winter approaches, there is a great opportunity for retailers to offer consumers appropriate additional security.

Fiskars brings power to the garden 8 September 2015
The Fiskars PowerGear offers up to three times the cutting power of comparable tools, cutting effortlessly and with precision, says the company.

More secure with more Kasp lines 8 September 2015
Carl Kammerling International's Kasp security brand has extended its popular Kasp 120 series of general-purpose, solid brass padlocks with 11 new lines.

Varta has the power to energise winter 8 September 2015
Varta is reminding retailers that the autumn and winter months are the most important for sales of batteries and to make sure they stock up well in advance to maximise the opportunity for additional sales.

Cobra cleans up in the garden 8 September 2015
The Cobra range has recently expanded to include four new petrol-powered chainsaws.

Great deal on offer at Draper event 8 September 2015
Draper Tools is encouraging retailers to come along to its sales event from October 6 to 8 so that they can benefit from pallet deals and extra discount on all stock orders.

Win a new iPad with Everbuild 8 September 2015
Everbuild - a Sika company - is holding a competition to find the best product demonstration videos, with a brand new iPad up for grabs.

Eden staging is add-on for Zero Threshold 8 September 2015
Following on from the launch of its Zero Threshold range, Eden Greenhouses has added a purpose-designed shelving and staging system for installation with the Zero Threshold concept.

Keep cars clean with Autoglym Complete Kits 8 September 2015
British company Autoglym, which designs and manufactures solutions to renovate and clean motor vehicles, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Pest-Stop brings an end to fruit flies 8 September 2015
Pest-Stop has launched the Fruit Fly Trap to tackle an all-year-round problem.

Scruffs' boots are made for working 8 September 2015
Scruffs' new Speedwork Boot is a lightweight, mid-ankle hiker, designed to be sporty, durable and comfortable to beat the rigours of everyday trade use.

Eden makes rainwater collection easy 8 September 2015
Eden Greenhouses has launched a co-ordinated rainwater collection system, which is supplied in complementary black and grey to suit all four of the greenhouses in the Zero Threshold range.

Fallen Fruits sings in the rain 8 September 2015
Garden giftware company Fallen Fruits has unveiled a new range of wildlife-themed umbrellas and matching tote bags.

Scotts brings miracles indoors 4 September 2015
The new Miracle-Gro houseplant feed range from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company brings the satisfaction and results of using Miracle-Gro plant feeds to indoor plants.

STV promises more products, fewer pests 4 September 2015
Launching at Glee will be several new and innovative pest control products from leading retail supplier STV.

Neat Ideas for DIYers 4 September 2015
Neat Ieas' Hold & Grip's powerful magnetic strip holds everything from nails, screws, nuts and bolts to drill bits and small tools.

Exciting Roundup launches at Glee 4 September 2015
Roundup returns to Glee with more consumer promotion and new POS.

PlantWorks has Empathy with nature 3 September 2015
PlantWorks is the producer and distributor of Empathy gardening products, centred aroundRootgrow mycorrhizal fungi, the only product of its type to be licensed and endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Scotts makes vegetables easily Gro-able at home 3 September 2015
Miracle-Gro Gro-ables Seed Pods from Glee exhibitor The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company make growing your own veg easy for everyone - from keen gardeners to first timers.

Elho promises 52 new products at Glee 1 September 2015
Glee exhibitor Elho will be showcasing over 16 new colours and 52 new products for its 2016 collection, but they are being kept strictly under wraps until the show.

Innovative introductions from Fiskars 1 September 2015
The next generation of virtually-unbreakable Fiskars axes will be on show at Glee.

Johnsons Lawn Seed has game-changing enhancements 1 September 2015
Johnsons Lawn Seed's (DLF Trifolium) stand at Glee promises range expansions, football-themed giveaways and the re-launch of best-selling products with new packaging and POS to match.

Tarmac makes using cement easy 1 September 2015
Tarmac, Britain's leading building materials and construction solutions business, is launching a new range of plastic tubs at Glee.

Neudorff builds on a successful year 1 September 2015
Neudorff, which says it has experienced a great year, an increase in stockists and exceptional sell-through of its key products, is set to return to Glee with a range of new products.

The Walsall Wheelbarrow Co has products for all 1 September 2015
The Walsall Wheelbarrow Company, the only remaining UK-based and UK-owned manufacturer of wheelbarrows, will be showcasing its innovative range at Glee.

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