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Plant sales fluctuate, while clothing and catering soar in March 17-Apr-2015
Garden centres across the country saw sales of clothing and catering soar while fluctuating weather saw plant sales rise and fall last month, according to the Garden Centre Association's Barometer of Trade (BoT) results.

New security requirement in revised Building Regulations gains support from DHF 17-Apr-2015
The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has welcomed the publication of the long-awaited new Building Regulations, which - for the first time in England - require new homes to incorporate provisions to resist unauthorised access.

Bord na Móna UK posts 28% year-on-year increase 17-Apr-2015
Bord na Móna UK has published its end-year sales results, with figures 27.7% ahead of 2014 year on year.

Deco-Pak investment ups production capacity 15-Apr-2015
Aggregates supplier Deco-Pak is increasing its production capacity by 30% following an investment in its on-site manufacturing and packaging machinery.

Spring sunshine boosts outdoor living sales at Argos 14-Apr-2015
The early spring sunshine saw Brits flocking outdoors over the Easter break to make the most of the good weather, with sales of barbecues and outdoor games soaring.

Fiskars opens new office and names UK as key market 14-Apr-2015
Finnish tool giant Fiskars welcomes the Ambassador of Finland, Pekka Huhtaniemi, to officially open its new UK showroom and offices in Birmingham last month.

Last chance to register for Toolbank spring shows 14-Apr-2015
DIY retailers, garden centre buyers and builders merchants have just a couple of weeks left to sign up to visit the final Toolbank spring trade shows of 2015.

'Biggest opportunity for retailers is on social media' 14-Apr-2015
Over a quarter of shoppers now follow retailers on social media, according to the 2015 Shopper Barometer, a study of current trends and future consumer habits of UK shoppers.

Tin of paint explodes over Homebase customer 13-Apr-2015
Homebase has paid compensation to a customer after a tin of paint she was buying exploded at the checkout.

Police warn of cheap Yankee candles after huge theft 13-Apr-2015
Any retailers that are offered discounted Yankee candles are being asked to contact police after a Monmouthshire garden centre lost £23,000-worth of the products in a raid.

J Rotherham unveils competition-winning fireplace 13-Apr-2015
Stone fireplace supplier J Rotherham has announced the winner of a competition to design a unique, contemporary fireplace.

Garden centres under attack for selling 'bee-killing' Provado 13-Apr-2015
Leading garden centres are once again being put under pressure to stop selling a Bayer Provado product over concerns that it is harmful to bees.

Hillier hands the Chelsea reins over to younger generation 10-Apr-2015
Long-established garden centre and Chelsea Flower Show veteran Hillier announces plans for Young Hillier Day, where trainees, apprentices and students will run its exhibit at the famous gardening show.

March shop vacancies best for five years 8-Apr-2015
The Local Data Company (LDC) says March's shop vacancy figures are a "cause for celebration", as they fell back to 2010 levels.

Gorilla Glue secures listing in B&Q 8-Apr-2015
Gorilla Glue's range of adhesives will now be stocked in B&Q stores across the UK.

Recovery at last for the shopfitting market 8-Apr-2015
The last couple of years have brought a welcome boost for the UK shopfitting market, according to a new report.

Walsall Wheelbarrow Company invests in manufacturing facilities 8-Apr-2015
UK manufacturer of wheelbarrows, The Walsall Wheelbarrow Company Ltd, has invested more than £1.2 million in manufacturing facilities at its site in the midlands.

Searchlight Electric marks 70 years in business 8-Apr-2015
Searchlight Electric is this year celebrating its 70th anniversary as a supplier of decorative lighting to specialist lighting retailers, multi-national chains and distributor partners across the world.

Grange invests in consumer media campaign 8-Apr-2015
Garden structures and fencing supplier Grange has invested in a consumer media campaign highlighting its decorative structures offer.

Dulux ad introduces first-ever puppy 7-Apr-2015
Over 50 years since the launch of its iconic Old English Sheepdog brand mascot, Dulux has launched its first TV ad featuring a puppy.

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