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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.

DIY Week Awards: Your chance to win Gold 11-Sep-2014
Entry to the DIY Week Awards is now open, with Gold awards in 16 categories up for grabs and the chance for outstanding retailers and innovative products to take centre stage on February 16, 2015.

Home Hardware pays out £140k to members 10-Sep-2014
Home Hardware Southwest has recently paid £140,000 to its members in the form of dividends and rebates.

Folkestone gold rush sends spade sales soaring 10-Sep-2014
A Kent branch of B&Q is experiencing phenomenal sales of spades and sieves as locals crowd onto the beach to prospect for gold.

Screwfix shines in Kingfisher H1 but B&Q on a 10-year high 10-Sep-2014
Screwfix continued to outshine B&Q in Kingfisher's first half, the group revealed today as it reported retail profit from the UK and Ireland business up 17.7% to £166m, and sales up 6.6% to £2,419m - 4.4% like for like.

Home Depot data hack could be biggest ever 9-Sep-2014
US home improvement giant The Home Depot has confirmed that its payment systems have been hacked - a data breach that is on target to be the biggest ever experienced.

LED lighting shines - but retail sector remains wary 9-Sep-2014
The LED lighting market is experiencing an explosion in growth - but sales in the retail side of the market remain relatively subdued.

Website reflects home improvement demand 9-Sep-2014, which puts homeowners seeking help with home improvements in touch with tradespeople, says it has seen £812m-worth of job postings this year so far.

Shopping centres beat high streets on vacancy reduction 9-Sep-2014
Shopping centres are filling empty shops faster than town centres - and one in two shops in shopping centres are now independents.

Squire's trailblazing garden centre is 50 years old 8-Sep-2014
Squire's first-ever garden centre, in Twickenham, is celebrating half a century in business this month.

Topps Tiles opens fourth Boutique store in capital 8-Sep-2014
London's Bayswater has been chosen as the fourth site for one of Topps Tiles' new high street Boutique stores.

Most retailers think it will be a happy Christmas 8-Sep-2014
This Christmas will perform at least as well as last year's, and most likely better.

BHETA puts new focus on export 8-Sep-2014
This month's export forum marked the start of "a concerted export initiative" from the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA).
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Monument supports new launch with competition 8-Sep-2014
Family-run run UK manufacturer Monument Tools has invested in a new promotional campaign, launching a competition for tradesmen to win VIP hospitality tickets to premiership football games.

Dulux set to Ride Across Britain again for charity 5-Sep-2014
Today the Dulux Let's Colour Cycle Team is making its way down to Land's End to begin the epic Ride Across Britain event tomorrow, cycling 969 miles in nine days.

Crown Paints renews Through the Keyhole sponsorship 4-Sep-2014
Crown made a return to our screens last weekend, as ITV welcomes back a second series of Through the Keyhole.

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Latest product news in Woodcare

Bona enhances deck oil 28-Jul-2011
Bona deck oil has been improved to offer enhanced UV protection and is now available in three shades - neutral, brown and black.

Ducksback success 27-Jul-2011
Cuprinol has seen a 41% increase in year-to-date sales volumes of its Cuprinol Ducksback range compared with 2010.

Try triple-action Trio 6-Jul-2011
Barrettine's Trio is a new triple-action water-based wood treatment which is fade-resistant and easy to clean.

Consumers choose Cuprinol 13-Apr-2011
The Cuprinol PowerPad came out on top in recent independent testing carried out by Future Thinking.

Best of British ad campaign 6-Apr-2011
Cuprinol will launch a new tv ad campaign on April 18, celebrating Britain's 'Garden Stars' with real people in real gardens.

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