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Sainsbury's Argos takeover under investigation by CMA 31-May-2016
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating Sainsbury's £1.4bn planned takeover of Argos.

DIY spend reaches £5.8bn 31-May-2016
A new report from Lloyds Bank has revealed that spend on DIY home improvements has reached £5.8bn, the equivalent of £210 per household per year.

Gardenex members win Queen's Award 31-May-2016
Trimetals and Strata Products have been included in the 2016 Queen's Award list in the international trade category.

Bidding intensifies for Dobbies 31-May-2016
The owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill Philip Day has reportedly put in a surprise bid for Dobbies Garden Centres.

Portuguese-backed consortium eyeing up BHS 27-May-2016
Reports are surfacing of a Portuguese-backed consortium led by ex-Burton owner Greg Tufnell making moves to take over BHS.

HTA relocating to Oxfordshire 26-May-2016
Following an extensive search, the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has found suitable new premises and the association will be relocating to Chilton, Oxfordshire in October 2016.

B&M smashes £2bn sales barrier 26-May-2016
B&M has announced preliminary results for its full trading year, with group revenues up 23.6% to £2.04bn.

Survey suggests DIYers prefer going it alone 25-May-2016
An independent survey carried out by online furniture retailer Furniture Choice has revealed the real preferences of the UK when it comes to carrying out DIY in the home, and it seems the secret to success is to leave your partner out of it.

Hillier strikes Chelsea Gold 25-May-2016
Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres won gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the 71st consecutive year.

Sales growth for Topps Tiles' first half 24-May-2016
Topps Tiles has released sales results for the 26 weeks ending April 2, with total sales growth of 3.8%, and like-for-like increases of 4.7%.

More restructuring at Homebase 24-May-2016
Homebase's new owners are continuing to roll out the changes in their buying and store support departments.

Screwfix drives Kingfisher's LfL up 6.2% in UK 24-May-2016
Kingfisher has released its first quarter results, with sales across the board up 3.6% like-for-like, and up 6.2% LfL in the UK.

Dulux bike riders raise more than £100k 23-May-2016
A sponsored bike ride involving 2000 cyclers - 220 from the Dulux Trade team - raised more than £100,000 for the Outward Bound Trust.

April showers dampen traditional garden centre sales 22-May-2016
Cold and wet weather in April put a dampener on sales in traditional categories but boosted non-traditional ones at member garden centres according to the Garden Centre Association's (GCA) Barometer of Trade results.

Retail improves in April, and internet sales boom for home improvement 19-May-2016
According to the latest from the ONS, the volume of retail sales in April increased by approximately 4.3% compared with the same month last year.

B&Q petitioner: "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything" 18-May-2016
The B&Q employee who created the now famous living wage petition has encouraged others to stand up to unfair employers.

Online home retailer to launch £50k store 18-May-2016
Rose & Grey, an online furniture and home accessories retailer, is set to open a £50k bricks-and-mortar shop in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.

BHS Update: Bidders close in as administrators set terms 17-May-2016
Administrators for BHS have announced that any bidders interested in purchasing the trouble retailer outfit would have to make an offer for the entire 164 store chain.

Shop vacancy drops to lowest rate in six years 17-May-2016
Britain's shop vacancy dropped to 12.4% in April, the lowest since December 2009, according to the Local Data Company.

Henry Squire & Son joins BHETA 16-May-2016
The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has welcomed new member Henry Squire, the only independent family owned lock makers in the UK.


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Latest product news in Decorating tools

Glossy new launch from Frogtape 21-Aug-2014
Frogtape is launching a new masking tape specifically for gloss and satin paints, meaning users can now choose the correct masking tape according to the paint they are using.

Paint Tin Drip Tray protects the carpet 2-Jul-2014
The new Paint Tin Drip Tray has been developed to help prevent the paint that runs down the side of tins from damaging surfaces and getting onto carpets and furniture.

Paint Panther from Barrettine 5-Jul-2011
Barrettine's Paint Panther is a fast-acting paint and varnish remover.

Lifetime Perfection guarantee 22-Jun-2011
Hamilton Acorn offers its Perfection Scale Tang range of filling and stripping knives.

Lightweight paint pump 28-Apr-2011
The new Ventus Easi-Flow paint system is a lightweight, hand-powered pump which provides totally mobile, continuous paint-feed to the desired attachments.

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Latest people news in Decorating tools

Marketing and sales appointments at Toolbank 27-May-2008
Marketing executive at Dartford; new key account manager joins Toolbank from Stanley.

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