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Poundland given green light for 99p Stores acquisition 27-Aug-2015
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has cleared Poundland's proposed £55m takeover of the 250-strong 99p Stores chain.

Toolstation continues expansion with 200th branch 26-Aug-2015
Currently one of the fastest-growing suppliers of tools, accessories and building supplies to the trade and home improvement industry, Toolstation has opened its 200th branch since its launch in 2003.

Non-gardening categories soared in July 25-Aug-2015
Clothing and food halls/farm shops were on the up during July, according to the Garden Centre Association's Barometer of Trade (BoT) results.

US home improvement giants report strong Q2 24-Aug-2015
The Home Depot and Lowe's posted sales increases of more than 4% for the second quarter, with profits also up.

Stax has overwhelming response to new Glasgow superstore 24-Aug-2015
Wholesaler Stax Trade Centres has been inundated with applications to work at its new £5m branch, which has promised to create more than 100 jobs.

Gordon Rigg Garden Centres celebrates 70 years 24-Aug-2015
The Northern garden centre, with operations in Todmorden and Rochdale, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this month.

Ikea announces transition to 100% LED bulb range by September 20-Aug-2015
Ikea plans to become the first major global retailer to offer a fully LED lighting range when the brand's LED roll out completes next month.
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BIRA bank celebrates 60 years of business 20-Aug-2015
The UKs only trade association bank, BIRA bank will celebrate 60 years of supporting independent retailers this September, coinciding with record levels of lending to independent retailers.

Dorchester garden centre comes to aid of local hospital radio 20-Aug-2015
Poundbury Gardens, part of the Gardens Group, has donated a new computer to Ridgeway Radio, a volunteer-run 24-hour radio station based at Dorset County Hospital.

Home categories top performers in July 20-Aug-2015
Furniture, home accessories and house textiles formed three of the top four performing categories in the BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor for July, with sales boosted by a robust housing market.

Eliza Tinsley moves warehousing to larger premises 19-Aug-2015
Having outgrown its warehousing and distribution facilities in Wednesbury, hardware distributor Eliza Tinsley has relocated most of its products to a 120,000sq ft state-of-the-art facility in Brighouse, well placed for the motorway network.

Parasene announces multi-million pound expansion 19-Aug-2015
Family-run manufacturer of garden and hardware products, Parasene, is set to invest £2.2m in expanding its operations in the West Mildlands.

GCA members achieve record-breaking standards 19-Aug-2015
A record number of members received highly-commended awards and awards of merit after the Garden Centre Association's (GCA) annual inspections.

International buyers lined up for next Gardenex event 17-Aug-2015
The latest opportunity to meet with influential buyers from across Europe is now open to manufacturers of gardening and pet care products.

Deal with wild bird body gives Gardman stockists the edge 17-Aug-2015
Wild bird care market leader Gardman has signed a five-year partnership deal with the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), renewing a relationship that stretches back almost 20 years.

Glee Buyers Power List 2015: shortlist revealed 17-Aug-2015
Glee has released the shortlist of names in its inaugural Buyers Power List, set up to recognise the individual garden retail buyers and buying teams who have gone above and beyond this year.

BHETA reveals plans for Meet the Buyer day with Wickes 14-Aug-2015
The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has teamed up with new retail partner Wickes to host another of its successful Meet The Buyer days and has also gained iconic housewares brand KitchenAid as its newest member.

Amazon extends one-hour delivery to Birmingham 13-Aug-2015
Online retail giant Amazon has announced that it has extended its Prime Now service to Birmingham and selected postcodes in surrounding areas.

Barbecues are gardeners' most-wanted items 12-Aug-2015
A 'souped-up' barbecue is top of consumers' garden wish list, according to new research by multi-media retailer QVC, with 38% saying they would like to own one.

Global Garden Solutions acquired 12-Aug-2015
Cheshire business partners Duncan Pratt-Thompson and Richard Greenhill have this month acquired Global Garden Solutions Ltd (GGS), a leading supplier of premium resin garden storage and furniture.

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