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Scotland and N Ireland winners unveiled by GCA 23-Sep-2014
The Garden Centre Association (GCA) winners for Scotland and Northern Ireland were revealed at a presentation yesterday evening in Dumfries.

Notcutts plans celebration weekend for refurbished Wheatcroft launch 23-Sep-2014
Notcutts will celebrate the launch of its newly-refurbished Wheatcroft Garden Centre in Nottingham on the weekend of October 4 and 5.

Christmas and cookshop brochures set new Home Hardware records 23-Sep-2014
Home Hardware says record numbers of this year's Christmas brochures and cookshop catalogues have been ordered by its retail members.

LG Harris works with independent to boost sales 22-Sep-2014
Decorating products manufacturer LG Harris & Co Ltd has been working with Stamford independent retailer, Harrison & Dunn to implement some initiatives to help increase its sales of decorating products.

Wilbys Home Hardware opens third store, in Norfolk 22-Sep-2014
A Norfolk town has a new hardware shop now that a husband-and-wife team of independent retailers have grown their duo of outlets to three.

Wavin donates products for canal restoration 22-Sep-2014
Wavin is once again supporting the Wilts and Berks Canal Trust by donating drainage products to help with the restoration of a 30m long section of canal at Pewsham.

UPDATE: Home Depot eliminates malware after major hack 22-Sep-2014
US home improvement giant The Home Depot says the malware used in the recent breach of its payment systems has been eliminated from its US and Canadian networks.

Large-format home stores are the way forward for Next 22-Sep-2014
As Next announced its first-half results this month, the home and fashion retailer revealed that large-format out-of-town retail sites were key to its strategy going forward.

J Rotherham shortlisted for The Manufacturers Awards 2014 22-Sep-2014
Stonemason and supplier of natural stone and composite surfaces to the bathroom and kitchen industry, J Rotherham has been shortlisted for The Manufacturers Awards 2014 in the Small Sized Enterprise of the Year category.

“The buzz is back”, say Glee exhibitors 18-Sep-2014
Exhibitors raved about this year's exhibition at the NEC Birmingham, calling the event 'refreshed' and 'much improved', whilst also praising the new format and location in halls 17-20.
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Notting Hill independent completes major store revamp 18-Sep-2014
Lords of Notting Hill has completed a major refurbishment of its Westbourne Grove store in London W2.

New benefits on Draper Tools' redesigned website 17-Sep-2014
Draper Tools says its redesigned website offers new features and benefits for all visitors, whether retailers, tradespeople or DIY enthusiasts.

John Lewis at Home to open in Worcester 17-Sep-2014
John Lewis has today announced plans to open an At Home shop in Worcester in 2017.

Nordic scoops retailers' best product award at Glee 16-Sep-2014
Nordic Garden Buildings' Veranda summerhouse was revealed this morning as the winner of the New Products Retailers Choice Award 2014 at this week's Glee.
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FenceFin supplier wins GIMA £5,000 seed corn fund 16-Sep-2014
The winner of the inaugural GIMA Innovators' Seed Corn Fund has been named as SteadyPost, with its solution for erecting fences more easily.

Growing customer numbers drive half-year sales at JLP 15-Sep-2014
Sales growth at John Lewis is being driven by increasing numbers of people choosing to shop there, attracted by the retailer's omnichannel offer.

Garden Press Event bookings on the up 15-Sep-2014
Bookings for The Garden Press Event 2015 - the show set up exclusively for journalists - are up by 38% on the same time last year, with over 60 exhibitors already signed up.

Glee New Product Award winners announced 15-Sep-2014
Nine new garden products have been named as the winners of the Glee New Product Awards 2014.

Hillview acquires the Garden Store 12-Sep-2014
Hillview Garden Centres, the garden retail arm of merchant banking firm The Hillview Group, has today confirmed the acquisition of The Garden Store business and its six garden retail sites.

Store closures cause Homebase's sales to dip in Q2 11-Sep-2014
The Home Retail Group-owned retailer reported a 2.8% sales decline in Q2, impacted mainly, said the company, by the closure of six stores during the period - a 2.9% reduction in net store space.


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