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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.

GIMA 2014 award winners announced 18-Jul-2014
The winners of the Garden Industry Manufacturers' Association's annual awards were announced last night at a ceremony held at the Celtic Manor Resort, Wales.

GCA names winners from Wales and west of England 18-Jul-2014
Garden centres across Wales and the west of England are today celebrating their successes in the Garden Centre Association's annual awards held last night.

Garden Re-Leaf Day raises £60,000 for Greenfingers 18-Jul-2014
Over 230 garden centres took part in fundraising events during Garden Re-Leaf Day to raise over £60,000 for children's hospice garden charity Greenfingers.

June sunshine keeps outdoor living sales on the boil 17-Jul-2014
The continued warm weather saw barbecues and garden furniture continue to be amongst the top sellers for garden centres in June.

TGCG is no more: group changes name back to Wyevale Garden Centres 17-Jul-2014
It's been five years since The Garden Centre Group ditched the Wyevale identity, but now in a bid to increase brand awareness the Wyevale name makes a return.
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Recycle plastic plant pots in exchange for Grow Pots 16-Jul-2014
Vitax are offering visitors to this year's National Forest Wood Fair a chance to swap their plastic plant pots for biodegradable Grow Pots.

Outdoor Living Survey: how is the category performing for you? 16-Jul-2014
Calling all garden and DIY retailers, take DIY Week's survey and let us know your experiences in the Outdoor Living market.

GCA names best northern garden centres 16-Jul-2014
Four garden centres are today celebrating top wins after the Garden Centre Association (GCA) revealed its 2014 award winners for the north east and north west regions at a special presentation last night.

Gorilla Glue celebrates after record year of sales 16-Jul-2014
Six years ago Gorilla Glue launched in the UK and each year the company has gone from strength to strength.

Floramedia links with RHS to back Plants for Pollinators 16-Jul-2014
Horticultural design and print company Floramedia is this month getting behind the Royal Horticultural Society's (RHS) Plants for Pollinators initiative.


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