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Savvy shopping habits are now 'deeply engrained' 3-Jun-2015
Whilst 2014 marked the fastest rate of economic growth in the UK since 2007, UK consumers are holding on to their savvy-shopping habits acquired from the downturn.

Aldi to bulk buy warehouse space this year 2-Jun-2015
New data reveals that proposed floorspace for supermarket warehousing in the UK is being spearheaded by the fast-growing German retailer Aldi.

100 job losses at Wm Sinclair as it restructures 2-Jun-2015
Growing media and garden chemicals producer William Sinclair is closing three sites and shedding over 100 jobs in a move to consolidate its English operations at its new production facility in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.

BIRA announces first inter-division charity golf day 1-Jun-2015
The British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA) is to host its first-ever charity golf day next month.

Multi-store gift cards 'provide £7bn boost for high street' 1-Jun-2015
Retailers participating in prepaid gift card schemes are accessing a market worth more than £7bn annually, according to a new industry report.

Glee launches Buyers Power List award 1-Jun-2015
The most outstanding buyers from the garden retail industry will be celebrated with a special awards programme at this year's Glee.

B&M takes B&Q sites as profits rise 56% 1-Jun-2015
With plans to open another 60 UK stores over the next year, B&M Retail has reportedly taken up most of the sites so far let go by B&Q as it looks to shrink its estate by the same number.

BIRA members head to inspirational Dublin 1-Jun-2015
Members of the British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA) are heading to Dublin to tour the retailing highlights of the city and gain insights into Irish retail.

Chelsea appearance boosts sales for Fallen Fruits 1-Jun-2015
Garden giftware company, Fallen Fruits has seen a rush of trade orders for its Old Rectory bench after it was featured in Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centre's gold medal-winning Chelsea garden.

Gardman tool brands set to top £5m in first year 28-May-2015
Sales of Gardman's re-launched and re-branded garden tools have soared since they were unveiled at Glee last year, says the company.

HTA Catering Conference - last chance for early bird rate 28-May-2015
There's just a couple of days left to benefit from the early bird rate for the HTA's Catering Conference and Dinner - Catering Matters.

B&Q sales drop, while Screwfix flourishes in Q1 28-May-2015
Kingfisher's latest results reveal a 1.5% decline at B&Q in the UK & Ireland, as Screwfix posts an increase of 26.8% for the quarter, boosted by new openings.

Gardenex/PetQuip set next date for Meet the Buyer 27-May-2015
Key overseas buyers of garden and pet products will meet British suppliers at the next Gardenex and PetQuip Meet the Buyers event.

Sugru invites crowd-funding to drive world expansion 27-May-2015
The world's first mouldable glue, Sugru, is from today inviting the public to become shareholders with a crowd-funding campaign expected to raise £1m to support its global expansion.
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Monkton Elm boosts business and staff with new restaurant 27-May-2015
Family-run Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre near Taunton is celebrating the opening of its new Elm Tree restaurant - which has seen the business take on 10 more members of staff.
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First Argos stores open in Sainsbury's supermarkets 27-May-2015
Argos reveals the first locations for its digital concessions in Sainsbury's stores are North Cheam in Surrey and Nantwich, Cheshire - both opening today.

Why bad news for Dickie was good news for Mackays 27-May-2015
Neil Mackay, the owner of Cambridge hardware shop Mackays, is adept at turning adversity into advertising gold - as he was able to prove yet again when disaster struck in April.

Barbecues and furniture boost garden centres' April 27-May-2015
Barbecues and furniture were the big winners at garden centres across the country during April.

BHETA members meet six buyers from The Range 27-May-2015
DIY, garden and housewares members of the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) enjoyed 68 appointments with buyers from The Range at the association's latest Meet the Buyer event.

PetQuip Business Village comes to Glee 2015 26-May-2015
With 70% of UK garden centres featuring a dedicated pet section, and this number growing year on year, Glee is boosting its profile in the petcare sector with the introduction of a PetQuip Business Village.

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Latest product news in Lighting

New state-of-the-art LED Lenser torch 24-Apr-2014
LED Lenser has launched the P7QC torch, which features four different colours of light (white, red, green, blue) that can be accessed by simply turning the turning switch.

Uni-com adds smart lights 4-Oct-2010
As the nights draw in, Uni-com's latest addition is the five-pack LED smart lights.

Osram: as fast as lighting 22-Jul-2009
Osram has introduced Spylux and Nightlux - wireless LED lights to provide instant light in any environment.

Light on consumption 10-Feb-2009
The Palmite compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) from Megaman is a low-energy, high-performance alternative to under-cabinet filament of halogen lamps.

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