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Homebase heads for the history books

Industry consultant Colin Petty offers his thoughts on Bunnings' plans for Homebase
17 February 2016

Designing with Hygge in mind

Catering Design Group creative director Drew Keen shares his thoughts on how retailers can keep abreast of the latest trends in their in-store eatery or farm shop. Here he focuses on the love for Scandi design.
9 October 2015

The importance of synergy

Catering Design Group creative director Drew Keen discusses the key to successful catering operations in retail outlets.
1 September 2015

Charge your Christmas sales

The run-up to Christmas is the peak season for battery sales, as households stock up on power to keep toys, lights and gadgets on the go throughout the festive period. As destination stores for many of the lights and decorations that consumers use in their homes, hardware and garden retailers have a clear opportunity to maximise battery sales throughout December.
20 August 2015

Innovation in DIY

When does invention become innovation? What distinguishes those who just do lots of stuff from those who are actually trying to solve real problems; who are looking to change the world? More importantly, when you have created fifteen new products or twenty-five improvements to existing products does that make you an innovator or a just an inventor, tinkering on the edges of product technology?
14 July 2015

Inspire Tilers to Trade Up

The Point of Sale Centre marketing manager Mandy Webb offers top tips on merchandising tiles and tiling products effectively in store.
10 June 2015

What’s next for woodcare?

Trend Bible director and co-author of Ronseal’s 2015 Trend Report Joanna Feeley looks at this year’s trends in woodcare, from natural finishes to bold colours and statement doors.
22 May 2015

What do you think?

Spring Fair is launching a DIY section for the first time as it teams up with the DIY Week Awards from Feb 5-9. Meanwhile, Totally is pledging big names and unmissable events for its Feb 14-15 show.
Which DIY trade show(s) will you be attending?




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