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Homebase signs deal for more info on TV ads and customers 17-Apr-2014
Homebase has signed a three-year deal with customer intelligence specialist Sky IQ to help the retailer gain a better understanding of the television viewing and buying habits of its customers.

Toddler's Easter bunny drama triggers garden centre lockdown 17-Apr-2014
A Lancashire garden centre drew a major police presence yesterday after a toddler went missing on the premises.

Furniture ad misled over price comparisons 17-Apr-2014
A furniture maker has been rebuked over an ad that made misleading comparisons about the prices and quality of its products.

Shop fitting firm Havelock Europa announces return to profit 17-Apr-2014
Havelock Europa has released its year-end results for 2013 ending December 31, which show a leap in pre-tax profit to £0.6m, compared to a loss of £0.5m in 2012.

March brings shoppers flocking back to the high street 17-Apr-2014
A disappointing figure for March retail sales has been offset by encouraging footfall numbers.

Westland invests in TV advertising for key brands 17-Apr-2014
Westland Horticulture will showcase its Resolva weedkiller brand and Aftercut Even Flo over the Easter and May Bank holiday weekends, hoping to reach more than tensof millions of customers across major TV channels and Sky.

Haxnicks moves from Smart Solar to Tildenet 17-Apr-2014
Smart Solar is relinquishing distributorship of Haxnicks products, which as of June 1 this year will be taken on by the Tildenet Group.

Garsons redevelopment on course for success 17-Apr-2014
Family-run garden centre Garsons has successfully completed phase one of a major redevelopment of its Esher centre, re-roofing its existing gift and furniture area and extending the retail space.
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Costly carrier bags spark surge in shopping trolley sales 16-Apr-2014
What was once one of the most ridiculed accessories seen on British high streets, the wheeled shopping trolley, is now having the last laugh.

BHETA stages Meet the Buyer event with TGCG 16-Apr-2014
A team from The Garden Centre Group (TGCG) will come together with members of the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) at its next Meet the Buyer event.

Glee hires Neil Gow to drive new initiatives 16-Apr-2014
Former Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA) director Neil Gow has joined the Glee team, helping to drive a number of new initiatives that have been introduced for the 2014 show.

Lighting and security feature in Amazon's new automation website 16-Apr-2014
Amazon has launched a new online Home Automation Store focusing on, amongst other products, lighting, home monitoring and security lines.

Garden centre catering firm opens London office 16-Apr-2014
Gloucester-based Space Catering Equipment, which provides commercial kitchen design services and equipment to garden centres, is opening its first London office.

Solus 'making good progress' with would-be partners 16-Apr-2014
Solus says it is making good progress in its talks with potential new business partners, both trade and financial investors, which contacted the company during and immediately after the breakdown of negotiations with Scotts UK.
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One Homebase store opens as another two could close 16-Apr-2014
DIY superstore Homebase has opened a new store in Bromsgrove, but the retailer has revealed it is to close one in Clacton and is in consultation to close another in Walsgrave.

Masseys' sales soar after business relocates and expands 15-Apr-2014
Sales have "gone through the roof" since Derbyshire DIY and garden store Masseys moved into larger, purpose-built premises last month.

TGCG appoints fresh talent to boost trading division 15-Apr-2014
The Garden Centre Group has moved to expand its commercial capabilities and offering to customers by appointing leading talent from across the retail industry.

Man in court after throwing paint in Home Bargains 14-Apr-2014
An angry customer of a branch of Home Bargains in Greater Manchester found himself in court after tipping a pot of paint over the counter.
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New high-speed system for Crown to fill paint cans quicker 14-Apr-2014
Crown Paints has invested £1m in a new high-speed manufacturing system which is designed to speed up the filling of paint cans by as much as 75%.

Lakeland receives global award for excellence 14-Apr-2014
As it approaches its 50th anniversary, Lakeland has been recognised by The International Housewares Association for its achievements and contribution to the housewares industry.

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Latest product news in Wholesalers

A ‘Blooming Great’ deal 28-Apr-2011
Solus hopes to drive sales through garden centres during spring and early summer with its 'Blooming Great Deals' promotion.

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Changes at Rowlinson Timber 17-Sep-2009
David H Wilson retires from the company after nearly 50 years in the industry, while Rowlinson promotes two further members of staff.

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