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Topps drives full-year profits up 58% 25-Nov-2014
Full-year profit at Topps Tiles rocketed by more than half, and the company notched up its sixth consecutive year of market share gains.

Kingfisher Q3: Screwfix on a roll 25-Nov-2014
A good third-quarter performance in the UK by B&Q and Screwfix owner Kingfisher was eclipsed by disappointing trading in international markets, the group revealed today.

ASA upholds B&Q claim that garden polystyrene devastates wildlife 25-Nov-2014
A polystyrene packaging manufacturer has been left red-faced after unsuccessfully challenging B&Q's claims that polystyrene bedding plant trays are not recyclable and that the material is potentially devastating to wildlife.

Homebase bags £57m from sale of Battersea store 25-Nov-2014
Homebase owner Home Retail Group is selling its freehold store in Battersea, London for £57m and is poised to kick off its large-scale programme of store closures.

Enter now for BIRA's Independent Retail Awards 25-Nov-2014
The British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA) is now inviting nominations for its prestigious Independent Retail Awards 2015.

Wyevale Garden Centres acquires Raglan Garden Centre 25-Nov-2014
Wyevale Garden Centres has grown its estate to 143 with the acquisition of Raglan Garden Centre in Raglan, Monmouthshire.

Century-old Shrewsbury hardware shop to close 24-Nov-2014
More than a century of hardware retailing in Shropshire will come to an end this year when an independent shop finally gives up its battle for survival.

The Range boss aims to motivate prison's entrepreneurs 24-Nov-2014
Owner and founder of The Range Chris Dawson has arranged to visit HMP Dartmoor to speak to inmates about how to keep on the right side of the bars and make some money legally.

Haskins steps up its expansion plans 24-Nov-2014
Haskins is putting new drive behind its ambition to expand, with the appointment of a chartered surveyor to seek out new sites.

B&Q and Homebase Christmas ads hit the screens 24-Nov-2014
B&Q and Homebase have both launched new advertising campaigns in a bid for a share of this year's Christmas spend.

Home Hardware store changes hands 20-Nov-2014
Christel Struckmeier has retired from running Arbroath’s premier hardware store, Barclay Ross.

Another big name supports DIY Week Awards 20-Nov-2014
With judging set to commence at the end of the month, the DIY Week Awards has just signed up another major industry name as a sponsor.

Retailers gear up for Black Friday, as Visa predicts £1m to be spent every three minutes 20-Nov-2014
Argos and Amazon among retailers to offer huge discounts next Friday, while Visa Europe estimates that £360,000 will be spent every minute on its cards during the UK's busiest online shopping day, Black Friday.

Wyevale Garden Centres confirms Trelawney Barnstaple acquisition 19-Nov-2014
Wyevale Garden Centres has confirmed that it has acquired Trelawney's garden centre at Ashford, near Barnstaple, north Devon.

The Range adds three stores in two weeks 18-Nov-2014
The Range's relentless drive to hit its 100-store target this side of Christmas continues, with three more outlets due to launch within the next two weeks.

Stewart Garden TV launches with Pippa Greenwood 18-Nov-2014
Stewart Garden has launched a YouTube channel, Stewart Garden TV, featuring TV and radio gardening personality Pippa Greenwood.

DIY Week Awards: extra time to get your entry in 17-Nov-2014
Due to an unexpected change of judging date, retailers now have an extra week to get their entries in. Don't miss the boat!

October footfall puts in best performance for 10 years 17-Nov-2014
The UK non-food retail market rallied in October, posting the strongest year-on-year rise in footfall for the month since 2004.

BHETA signs up Certainly Wood 17-Nov-2014
Certainly Wood is the latest home and garden improvement company to join the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA).

£250,000 loan is Christmas boost for Southport wholesaler 17-Nov-2014
The loan from The North West Fund for Loans Plus has helped Mail Order Online, which sells seasonal goods, stock up in time for Christmas.

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Latest product news in Plumbing tools

CK goes slimline 20-Jun-2013
C.K MAGMA has revamped its range of toolbelts and accessories in line with recently commissioned consumer research.

Blue Spot Tools grows online 25-Jan-2012
Every week Blue Spot Tools can send deals on its range directly to your inbox.

Draper's biggest ever catalogue 11-Mar-2011
Draper Tools has launched the 2011/12 edition of its main tool catalogue.

Toolbank's biggest ever 29-Apr-2010
Toolbank has launched its latest initiative - the Toolbank Reference Catalogue 2010/2011 (TRC) - containing the biggest range Toolbank has ever included in one publication.

A handy catalogue 10-Mar-2010
Draper Tools has launched the 2010/2011 edition of its main tool catalogue, providing a comprehensive guide to the thousands of products available.

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