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B&Q raises basic wage - but cuts pay elsewhere 8-Feb-2016
B&Q is raising its basic wage for employees - but cutting back on remuneration in other areas.
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South east misses out on January footfall growth 8-Feb-2016
Shoppers hitting the sales this January helped boost retail footfall in every region of the UK - apart from London and the south east.

Wyevale GC kicks off vote for Crowders name change 8-Feb-2016
Following last month's acquisition of Crowders Garden Centre in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, Wyevale Garden Centres said today that the business is to have a change of name.

West Yorkshire garden centre calls it a day 8-Feb-2016
A struggling West Yorkshire garden centre has announced that it will close down at the end of this month.

High street spend bounces back in January 8-Feb-2016
January was a good month for consumer spending - and for the high street in particular.

UPDATE: Fire at Tafs caused by electrical fault 5-Feb-2016
Investigators at Shropshire Fire & Rescue rule an overnight blaze at timber and fencing firm Tafs Garden Co was sparked by "abnormal electrical activity"

Lowe's acquires competitor Rona 5-Feb-2016
US home improvement giant Lowe's is buying Canadian retail rival Rona in a friendly takeover for C$3.2bn.

Midlands hardware supplier moves to new premises 4-Feb-2016
Hiatt Hardware UK will move to a new 55,000sq ft unit in Aston, Birmingham, after acquiring the space from manufacturer Hydraforce for an undisclosed sum.

Major overnight blaze at Shropshire timber firm 3-Feb-2016
More than 40 firefighters and six fire engines attended a major blaze at Shropshire timber and fencing supplier Tafs Garden Co last night.

Poundbury Gardens seeks charity partner 2-Feb-2016
Poundbury Gardens, which is part of The Gardens Group, is searching for a local charity or not-for-profit organisation to donate 10% of its takings to during its 10th anniversary celebrations, which take place between Tuesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 10.

Sainsbury's offers £1.3bn for Argos 2-Feb-2016
As had been widely predicted, Sainsbury's went back to Home Retail Group (HRG) this week with a formal offer for the business - effectively Argos.
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GardenTags debate correction 1-Feb-2016
The timing of GardenTags' live streamed debate, as outlined in our 'New blogging platform launched to boost gardening' story has been changed.

George Lines becomes division of Lords Builders Merchants 1-Feb-2016
West London-based independent civils merchant George Lines has become part of Lords Builders Merchants.

Get ready to walk for charity 1-Feb-2016
Members of the industry are being urged to get involved with this year's Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day walk.

Housewares distributor Polder Housewares acquired by Topspin Partners 1-Feb-2016
Polder Housewares, a designer, marketer and distributor of branded housewares products across the kitchen storage and food prep, home organisation, and laundry categories, announced that it has been acquired by Topspin Partners.

DIY and hardware independent sales sink in Q4 1-Feb-2016
DIY independents' impressive run of sales growth came to an abrupt halt in the last three months of 2015 as they slumped into decline.

Grafton Group takes another merchant 1-Feb-2016
Builder's merchanting and DIY business Grafton Group has completed the acquisition of another merchant, Allsand Supplies.

Newcastle independent Dochertys closing down 1-Feb-2016
Well-known Newcastle store Dochertys is the latest hardware independent to announce that it is closing down for good.

GCA winners announced 28-Jan-2016
The winners of the Garden Centre Association's (GCA) annual awards were announced at its conference in Brighton this week.

Crowders Garden Centre becomes Wyevale GC's 153rd 27-Jan-2016
Wyevale Garden Centres (WGC) announced today that it has acquired Crowders Garden Centre of Horncastle, Lincolnshire, bringing its estate to 153 centres across England and Wales.


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Latest product news in Putty

A winning combination 3-Oct-2013
This year's Glee was the first show to combine both Everbuild and Sika on the same stand.

New catalogue launch 10-Nov-2010
Everbuild Building Products has launched its brand new catalogue - packed full of products, including the latest launches, Gator Glue and the Jetcem range.

Everbuild's biggest ever 30-Sep-2009
Everbuild has launched its new catalogue featuring the entire range, including the Purimachos and Kwikgrip portfolios and newer introductions such as the Geo-Fix paving jointing compound.

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