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Latest News in Garden sundries

Travis Perkins' consumer division performs well in first six months of 2014 30-Jul-2014
The Travis Perkins consumer division, which comprises Tile Giant, Toolstation and Wickes, saw a like-for-like revenue rise of 6.8% during the first half of 2014.

All-In-One Garden Centre fined for illegally selling fireworks 30-Jul-2014
The Manchester-based All-In-One Garden Centre has been fined over £2,500 for selling fireworks to underage children.

Family-run Alca Tools marks 40 years 29-Jul-2014
Formed in 1974 by husband and wife team Alan and Carole Hopkins, Alca Tools is very much still a family affair 40 years on.

New and improved website for Timco 29-Jul-2014
Customers will see an improvement in ordering services and a greater access to products when using Timco's new website.

Gateacre closes as sister garden centre Burleydam wins award 29-Jul-2014
Gateacre Garden Centre in Liverpool is closing down, however its sister garden centre, Burleydam in Little Sutton, is thriving and winning awards.

Strong Q2 for Next as sales storm ahead of expectations 29-Jul-2014
Sales for Next in the 26 weeks to July 26 are up 10.7%, ahead of the 5.5%-9.5% full year growth guidance given in April.

Home Retail Group considers selling off Homebase 28-Jul-2014
It has been reported that Home Retail Group is planning to sell its £1.5bn Homebase business so it can focus on bolstering the stronger Argos chain.

BIRA to tour country offering advice to independents 28-Jul-2014
This summer the British Independent Retailers Association will hit the road touring the UK offering free advice and support to independent retailers.

Tindalls DIY becomes a Home Hardware store 28-Jul-2014
The latest independent DIY store to join the Home Hardware community is Tindalls DIY in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, which has relaunched with a new look.

Consumer division of CWV acquired by Duchy Active Equity 25-Jul-2014
Duchy Active Equity has acquired the consumer division of wallcoverings company CWV and will now trade under the name CWV Wallcoverings.

GCA announces the winners of the South Thames region 24-Jul-2014
The winners of the Garden Centre Association's annual awards in the South Thames region were announced at a special ceremony held last night.

Not-so-good Q2 for B&Q as sales drop by 2.5% 24-Jul-2014
The second quarter has brought mixed results for Kingfisher-owned B&Q and Screwfix - B&Q sales are down 2.5%, whereas Screwfix has grown by 22.6%.

North Thames winners announced by the GCA 23-Jul-2014
The Garden Centre Association unveiled its North Thames regional award winners in a special ceremony held last night.

Warm weather boosts hardware and DIY sales by 20% 23-Jul-2014
As the temperature across the UK rose so did retail sales in most sub-sectors, with solid growth reported in the year to July.

Complaint against Lovesofas' website thrown out 23-Jul-2014
A complaint made against Lovesofas' claim to being the 'UK's largest sofa website' has not been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

GCA reveals Midlands regional winners 23-Jul-2014
At a special awards ceremony held Monday evening at Klondyke's Byrkley Park Garden Centre in Burton Upon Trent, the Garden Centre Association revealed its Midlands winners.

B&Q sells mole repellent in Ireland where moles don't exist 22-Jul-2014
A customer found the mole repellent on sale in B&Q's Derry store, despite the fact that moles don't exist in Ireland.
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Former Kingfisher boss gets £1m Co-op payoff 22-Jul-2014
Euan Sutherland, former Co-operative Group chief executive and, before that, boss of Kingfisher, is to receive a £1m golden handshake from the mutual.

Floors-2-Go enters administration for the third time 21-Jul-2014
Wood flooring expert Floors-2-Go has entered into administration for the third time since 2008.
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The Range is set to take another Homebase store 21-Jul-2014
Rental costs and competition from B&Q has forced Homebase in Kirkcaldy, Fife, to call it a day, with the store lease reportedly transferring to The Range.


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Latest product news in Garden sundries

Year-round revenue 29-Mar-2011
Launched at Gardeners' World Live in 1998, Tubtrugs Flexible continue to be top sellers for supplier Faulks & Co.

Bumper crops with Botanico 23-Mar-2011
Botanico, the grow your own brand from Solus, offers a wide range of products to help gardeners ensure a bumper tomato crop.

Stewart Company wins Which? test 3-Feb-2011
The Stewart Company's Heat and Grow thermostatic propagator came top in a recent Which? survey of windowsill propagators.

Clock these on stand 26-Aug-2010
Gablemere Ltd will unveil its biggest ever range of indoor and outdoor clocks at next month's Glee at the NEC.

Stewart innovation keeps herbs well watered 24-Nov-2009
The new Herb pot from The Stewart Company features a patented self-watering system which makes growing herbs on a home windowsill or patio easier and more enjoyable.

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Latest people news in Garden sundries

Gardman names sales agent of the year 18-Mar-2008
Jason Hardwick and his team complete full house of victories after fifth successive win.

Town & Country strengthens sales and marketing teams 21-Feb-2008
Three new appointments to help brand with its increasing product portfolio.

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