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Poundland launches online store 3-Sep-2015
Having been given the go-ahead in its acquisition of 99p Stores Ltd, Poundland has now launched an online store boasting 2,000 products and no minimum order.

Colour and creativity enliven tile market 2-Sep-2015
Following several difficult years the UK market for floor and wall tiles grew by an estimated 4% in 2014, and is set to inch forward again this year.

BHETA targets retailers direct with new campaign 2-Sep-2015
The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has launched a direct marketing campaign aimed at 600 of the UK's top home improvement and garden retail buyers.

Dickies' monkey business helps sanctuary clean up 2-Sep-2015
Workwear specialist Dickies has donated over 30 coveralls for the volunteers and staff at the Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary near Looe, Cornwall.

What More acquisition bolsters bakeware offer 2-Sep-2015
British plastic storageware manufacturer What More UK has acquired the innovative bakeware brand PushPan.

BHETA signs up Arc International 1-Sep-2015
The world's largest glass and tableware company, Arc International, has joined the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA).

Vitax picks new distributor to grow its Irish presence 1-Sep-2015
Garden and horticulture products manufacturer Vitax has appointed a new Irish distributor as part of its strategy to grow its presence across Ireland.

Hardware shop turns hospital for customer in distress 1-Sep-2015
A man with an artificial leg has been saved months in a wheelchair or several thousand pounds - thanks to a hardware shop hero.

Kentish insects Bee & Q it 1-Sep-2015
The garden centre section of a Kent branch of B&Q had to close when a giant swarm of honey bees took a fancy to a hanging basket.

Home improvement applications rise nationwide 1-Sep-2015
Home improvement across England reached a record 417,000 planning applications between March 2014 and March 2015, up 18% over the same period 2011/2012.

Innovation drives power tool market 1-Sep-2015
The tool market is mature and has seen moderate growth rates, though 2014 proved to be a good year.

Travis Perkins and Briggs Equipment donate van to kids 1-Sep-2015
Travis Perkins and Briggs Equipment have collaborated to provide a new van, worth over £20,000, to a charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with disabilities.

Topps expands in Northern Ireland 1-Sep-2015
Topps Tiles has launched its third store in Northern Ireland, having opened the doors to its new Bangor outlet on Saturday.

Poundland given green light for 99p Stores acquisition 27-Aug-2015
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has cleared Poundland's proposed £55m takeover of the 250-strong 99p Stores chain.

Toolstation continues expansion with 200th branch 26-Aug-2015
Currently one of the fastest-growing suppliers of tools, accessories and building supplies to the trade and home improvement industry, Toolstation has opened its 200th branch since its launch in 2003.

Non-gardening categories soared in July 25-Aug-2015
Clothing and food halls/farm shops were on the up during July, according to the Garden Centre Association's Barometer of Trade (BoT) results.

US home improvement giants report strong Q2 24-Aug-2015
The Home Depot and Lowe's posted sales increases of more than 4% for the second quarter, with profits also up.

Stax has overwhelming response to new Glasgow superstore 24-Aug-2015
Wholesaler Stax Trade Centres has been inundated with applications to work at its new £5m branch, which has promised to create more than 100 jobs.

Gordon Rigg Garden Centres celebrates 70 years 24-Aug-2015
The Northern garden centre, with operations in Todmorden and Rochdale, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this month.

Ikea announces transition to 100% LED bulb range by September 20-Aug-2015
Ikea plans to become the first major global retailer to offer a fully LED lighting range when the brand's LED roll out completes next month.
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Latest product news

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

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

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

Scotts brings miracles indoors 4-Sep-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.

Scotts makes vegetables easily Gro-able at home 3-Sep-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.

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Latest people news

Stax announces key appointments at Glasgow branch 2-Sep-2015
Having been overwhelmed by applications from potential employees, Stax Trade Centres has announced three key appointments at its new Glasgow branch, which opens this month.

Richard Carr joins Fiskars 1-Sep-2015
Former William Sinclair director, Richard Carr, to lead Fiskars' growth plans as commercial director of the UK business.

Oaklands Garden Centre founder dies 1-Sep-2015
Steven Clarke, the owner of Oaklands Garden Centre and Nursery in Laceby, Lincolnshire, has died.

CDG creates new roles 1-Sep-2015
Restaurant and commercial kitchen design company - and Glee's exclusive partner for its Catering Zone - Catering Design Group (CDG), has created its first creative director and business development director roles, as the business continues to enjoy rapid expansion.

Pro Décor staff cycle coast to coast for charity 27-Aug-2015
A team of 10 from Stoke-on-Trent-based Dunlop Pro Décor are taking part in an epic coast-to-coast cycle challenge to raise money for a local nursery for children with special needs.

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