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Garden retailers see uplift in May

Garden centres across the country reported a boost to trading last month and record results, thanks to the good weather and two Bank Holidays, with core gardening categories seeing double-digit growth ...
22 June 2018 0 Comments

House of Fraser to close 31 stores

House of Fraser has announced today that the Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) proposals launched on 6 June 2018 have been approved by the companies’ creditors.The creditors’ meetings for House of Fraser (Stores) Limited and House of Fraser ...
22 June 2018 0 Comments

Wyevale Nurseries reports “best May sales ever”

The Hereford-based nursery said it had the best May ever in its recorded trading history, with sales up by 14% for the month. Wyevale, which supplies into garden centres accross the UK, also reported year-on-year (2017-18) growth of 17% in shrub sales and ...
22 June 2018 0 Comments

Home Hardware (Scotland) appoints new directors

Home Hardware (Scotland) Ltd has announced the appointment of Fiona Ferguson Leary as a director and Derek O’Ware as buying director, effective from June 1, 2018. Ms Ferguson was responsible for developing the original Home Hardware (Scotland) Ltd ...
22 June 2018 0 Comments People News

UK and EU Paint coatings industry show united front ahead of Brexit talks

Concerned about possible barriers to trade, the British Coatings Federation (BCF) and CEPE, the European association representing paints and inks, have pledged to continue their close working relationship beyond Brexit and have set out the terms ...
22 June 2018 0 Comments

Covers Help for the Community campaign brightens up Aldingbourne Country Centre

A new initiative launched by Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has helped to brighten up the Aldingbourne Country Centre.The campaign, called Covers Help for the Community, brings together staff from the company who volunteer their time to help ...
22 June 2018 0 Comments People News

Colour confidence powers downloads of Akzo Nobel's Visualizer app past 20 million

Akzo Nobel has announced that downloads of its Visualizer decorating app has surpassed the 20 million mark, attributing its success to "giving people the simple pleasure of making confident colour choice". The award-winning digital colour tool was ...
22 June 2018 0 Comments

CK Tools promises to maximise sales with new starter display

Designed and manufactured to the highest standards, Kasp locks are renowned throughout the industry for being locks you can trust. As part ...
22 May 2018
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