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PetQuip Business Village comes to Glee 2015 26-May-2015
With 70% of UK garden centres featuring a dedicated pet section, and this number growing year on year, Glee is boosting its profile in the petcare sector with the introduction of a PetQuip Business Village.

DIY indies triumph in Which? survey of favourite shops 26-May-2015
DIY and decorating independents are now amongst the very best shops in the country, coming third in a major new survey by Which?

Good weather drives profits up at Klondyke 26-May-2015
Last year's better weather helped Klondyke garden centres dramatically increase pre-tax profits.

Leekes stores add £4m of sales in full year 26-May-2015
A robust performance by the retail division of Leekes Retail & Leisure Group helped deliver a strong set of results for the year to March 2015.

DIY spend reaches six-year high 26-May-2015
Spending on DIY increased by 10% last year - taking it to its highest level since 2008, according to new research by Lloyds Bank.

Napoleon reports strong start to the year 22-May-2015
Napoleon Grills has reported that its 2015 sales to date have exceeded all expectations, with revenue by the end of the first week in May already ahead of its total sales figure for 2014.

UPDATE: Scotts to sell Solus brands 22-May-2015
The Scotts Company (UK) general manager Sheila Hill says buying the Solus business and own brands was not the wisest investment but that the addition of birdcare brand Chapelwood will make Scotts a stronger business.

Centurion Europe opens new showroom 21-May-2015
Centurion Europe's brand new showroom was declared 'open for business' recently when British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) home improvement sector director Peter Stone officially cut the ribbon at the leading wholesaler and distributor's newest facility.

Industry names bag Gold at Chelsea 20-May-2015
The wet weather didn't dampen the spirits of leading names in the DIY and garden industry at Chelsea this week, as the likes of Homebase, Bord na Mona and Hillier took home Gold for their show gardens and exhibits at the famous flower show.

Scotts Solus brand cull will leave only ChapelWood 20-May-2015
Scotts Solus Brands is ditching all the brands bar one that it bought from wholesaler Solus last year, saying they are "not core".

Town & Country donates over £2,000 to Greenfingers 20-May-2015
Town & Country has returned to the Chelsea Flower Show for its 23rd consecutive visit this year - and taken the opportunity to announce the final tally of its fundraising efforts for Greenfingers on Garden Re-Leaf Day 2015.

Smart Garden Products acquires Outside-in clocks 20-May-2015
Smart Garden Products has acquired the supplier of home and garden clocks, Outside-in Designs.

Hayes Garden World launches national kids competition 20-May-2015
Cumbrian garden centre Hayes Garden World is inviting entries from primary schools across the UK for its new Schools Art competition.

Topps boosts market share in first half 19-May-2015
Topps Tiles confirmed today that it had grown ahead of the tile market in the first half of its year, increasing total sales by 6.4% to £104.0m, and with like-for-like sales ahead by 5.3%.

DIY superstore sued over hot tub deaths 18-May-2015
A DIY chain is being sued over the deaths of three people who contracted Legionnaires' Disease from a hot tub in the showroom of one of its stores.

Norbord scoops Jewson's top supplier accolade 18-May-2015
Norbord, one of the world's leading manufacturers of engineered wood-based panels, has been awarded the prestigious title of Jewson Supplier of the Year 2014, as voted by over 600 branch managers throughout the UK.

GIMA buying group will offer 35% cost savings 18-May-2015
The Garden Industry Manufacturers' Association (GIMA) says its new buying group offers unique new benefits for members, helping to bring better access to vital services and business.

Topps combines formats for new Knutsford store 18-May-2015
Topps Tiles has unveiled a new-format store that combines elements of its original large outlets and its growing chain of high street boutique stores.

Homebase custom wallpaper offers room with a view 18-May-2015
Homebase has launched a new custom wallpaper service that centres on a favourite photo or picture provided by the customer.

Tesco to close last six Homeplus stores 15-May-2015
Grocer Tesco has announced that it plans to close its six remaining Homeplus outlets, putting up to 450 jobs at risk.

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