Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market
Editor's Blog
by Fiona Garcia
Blog entries from Fiona Garcia, DIY Week editor







Consultant editor's blog
by Jane Oliphant
Blog entries from Jane Oliphant, DIY Week and DIYWeek.net consultant editor








Make the most of your retail space
by Debra Jamieson
UK Point of Sale sales and marketing director offers top tips to keep your shop floor looking fresh.









Avoid a black mark on Black Friday 2015
by Paul Doble
The chief sales and marketing officer at DX, a leading independent mail, parcels and logistics end-to-end network operator, says Cyber Weekend has to deliver.






Preparing for a Mobile Christmas
by Dominic Keen
CEO at MoPowered discusses the value of mobile commerce to DIY and hardware retailers this Christmas and shows how they can capitalise on the opportunity.




Will Parsons' blog
by Will Parsons
Blog entries from Will Parsons, former editor of DIY Week and DIYWeek.net.









Talking Point
by Colin Petty
Industry consultant Colin Petty considers developments in the DIY market.








Talking Point
by Peter Stone
Peter Stone is the sector director for DIY at The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) the leading trade association for manufacturers, suppliers and distributors in the home enhancement market.


Only Tools and Horses – the Toolbank Trade Zoo
by Simon Bicknell
In response to a blog by Will Parsons issue entitled ‘Oranges are the only fruit’, Toolbank group sales director Simon Bicknell, with the help of Alan Bay and Ian Saward, has taken the DIY menagerie idea a little bit further...


Rachel's blog
by Rachel Hunter
Blog entries from Rachel Hunter, former reporter for DIY Week and DIYWeek.net.









DIY in cyberspace
by Ellie Dawes
DIYWeek.net's former web guru Ellie Dawes blogs on the world of online retail.

Want to know what a QR code is? Whether retailers are better marketing on Twitter or Facebook? Please get in touch and let me know what YOU would like to know more about so I can write blog posts that are useful to you.



by Jenny Wonnacott
Blog entries from Jenny Wonnacott, Acting Editor of DIY Week and DIYWeek.net.









Dear Digital...
by Paul Alexander
Every month Beyond Analysis ceo Paul Alexander will offer advice and answer DIY Week readers’ questions about how best to utilise the internet for your business




Ride Across Britain
by Alistair McAuley
Akzo Nobel sales director Alistair McAuley gives his account of the Dulux Let's Colour team's challenge cycling across the UK from John O'Groats to Lands End.





Talking Point
by Bill Grimsey
Former major retail boss, turnaround specialist, and now author of The Vanishing High Street, Bill discusses the key issues facing the retail sector.







Talking Point
by Paul Loft
Homebase md Paul Loft discusses the retail sector's frustrations with outdated business rates.







Talking Point
by Iain Wylie
Former managing director of Grosvenor Garden Centre, Iain Wylie became chief executive of the GCA in November 2013.







Founder of Michon design agency
by Jeff Michon
Jeff Michon is the founder and managing director of Michon design agency.









Ride Across Britain
by Matt Pullen
Akzo Nobel decorative paints managing director, UK & Ireland, Matt Pullen gives his account of the 2014 Dulux Let's Colour team's challenge cycling across the UK from John O'Groats to Lands End.




Creative catering
by Drew Keen
Catering Design Group creative director Drew Keen offers his insight into creating succcessful catering operations in retail stores, as well as key trends within the sector.



What’s next for woodcare?
by Joanna Feeley
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.




Inspire Tilers to Trade Up
by Mandy Webb
The Point of Sale Centre marketing manager Mandy Webb offers top tips on merchandising tiles and tiling products effectively in store.







Innovation in DIY
by Cris Beswick
Author, speaker and strategic adviser on innovation as the CEO of the The Future Shapers looks at the definition of truem game-chaing innovation.










Charge Your Sales
by Anthony Stewart
Varta Consumer Batteries UK sales director Anthony Stewart discusses the opportunities for DIY and garden retailers in batteries over the Christmas period.




Jenni blogs
by Jenni Briscoe
Blog entries from Jenni Briscoe, reporter for DIY Week and DIYWeek.net.









Stepping Back in Time
by Graham Higson



by Susan Deane


Consumer Insight
by Roz Bridges
Ebay development manager for the Home & Gardens category, Roz Bridges offers an insight into consumer buying behaviour and how retailers can maximise the opportunities this presents.



by Kiran Grewal


Consumer Insight
by Chris Gardner
Ebay head of Home & Garden business development



by Guest blog


Market Report
by AMA Research
The leading specialist provider of market research and insight to the UK building and construction industries. Our aim is to provide key, relevant and current information to support and inform strategic business development and marketing decisions


Expert Opinion
by Jennifer Marshall
UK Point of Sale sales and marketing director offers top tips to keep your shop floor looking fresh.


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