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Pets at Home pulls out of bid to takeover Fulham Palace Garden Centre 20-Aug-2014
While the Prince's Trust-owned garden centre still faces closure on August 31, reports reveal that the pets superstore has dropped out of the race.

Wee bit of justice for B&Q's problem customer 19-Aug-2014
A teenager who urinated in a display toilet at a branch of B&Q has been ordered to apologise personally to the store's manager.

Scotts Solus Brands announces first update since acquisition 18-Aug-2014
Five weeks have passed since the brands formerly owned by wholesaler Solus were acquired by Scotts Miracle-Gro and now the newly-formed division, Scotts Solus Brands, has announced a progress update.

Tool Shop celebrates opening of 11th store 18-Aug-2014
Building on the success of the company's already thriving 10 premises, Tool Shop has recently announced the opening of its 11th store on Upper Street, Islington.

Mr Fothergill's raises more than £24,000 for Royal Hospital Chelsea through poppy sales 18-Aug-2014
Seed supplier donated 25p from the sale of every packet of its Victoria Cross poppy this spring to the Royal Hospital, raising much-needed funds for the home of the Chelsea pensioners.

Staff in consultation as Homebase considers closing Llandudno store 18-Aug-2014
Retail chain confirms that it is proposing to close the store on Mostyn Champneys Retail Park in Wales, putting close to 40 jobs at risk.

Fulham Palace Garden Centre site could become a Pets at Home outlet 18-Aug-2014
The south-London garden centre, currently owned by the Prince's Trust, faces closure at the end of this month, with the lease now up for sale and reports that Pets at Home is the frontrunner in acquiring the site.

William Sinclair joins BHETA 18-Aug-2014
The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has attracted another major garden brand in the form of William Sinclair Horticulture as its newest member

Ironmongery Direct delivery times beat national average 14-Aug-2014
New figures from Ironmongery Direct show that it has a 98.5% delivery success rate for being on time, beating the national average.

Retailers ramp up Christmas delivery capacity 14-Aug-2014
Retailers will find this Christmas more competitive than ever, with consumers finding that many have upped their game in terms of home deliveries.

B&Q partnership boosts Valspar paint performance 14-Aug-2014
The Valspar Corporation's new partnership with B&Q has helped the American paint maker deliver better-than-expected results for its third quarter.

Garden products online set to double by 2018 13-Aug-2014
The internet is now the fastest-growing distribution channel for garden products by far - and that online market will more than double by 2018.

Weber and Ted Baker link for summer fashion windows 13-Aug-2014
Barbecue supplier Weber has teamed up with international clothing brand Ted Baker to create a series of high-fashion window displays for its Ted's Dressed to Grill summer campaign.

LOFA helps out three charities 12-Aug-2014
Three charities are better off this year, thanks to recent donations from the Leisure & Outdoor Furniture Association (LOFA).

BHETA excels in trade association body's awards 12-Aug-2014
The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has received a comprehensive endorsement in the Trade Association Forum's (TAF) Best Practice Awards.
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Lords of Notting Hill expands with cookshop acquisition 12-Aug-2014
DIY and housewares retailer Lords of Notting Hill is adding to its London portfolio with the acquisition of the La Cuisinere cookshop in Northcote Road, Battersea SW11.
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Shop vacancies are at four-year low 11-Aug-2014
The number of empty shops in Britain remained stable in June - and at its lowest level since June 2010.

BHETA recruits Parasene as member 11-Aug-2014
Parasene is the latest garden brand to join the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA).

Screwfix contact centre recognised for excellence 11-Aug-2014
Screwfix's Yeovil contact centre has scooped two accolades in the South West Contact Centre Awards 2014.

July boasts summer peak for retail 11-Aug-2014
The UK non-food retail market hit its summer peak in the last week of July, making it the second busiest shopping week of the year, as reflected in the latest footfall figures from Ipsos Retail Performance.

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