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Lighting and security feature in Amazon's new automation website 16-Apr-2014
Amazon has launched a new online Home Automation Store focusing on, amongst other products, lighting, home monitoring and security lines.

Garden centre catering firm opens London office 16-Apr-2014
Gloucester-based Space Catering Equipment, which provides commercial kitchen design services and equipment to garden centres, is opening its first London office.

Solus 'making good progress' with would-be partners 16-Apr-2014
Solus says it is making good progress in its talks with potential new business partners, both trade and financial investors, which contacted the company during and immediately after the breakdown of negotiations with Scotts UK.

One Homebase store opens as another two could close 16-Apr-2014
DIY superstore Homebase has opened a new store in Bromsgrove, but the retailer has revealed it is to close one in Clacton and is in consultation to close another in Walsgrave.

Masseys' sales soar after business relocates and expands 15-Apr-2014
Sales have "gone through the roof" since Derbyshire DIY and garden store Masseys moved into larger, purpose-built premises last month.

TGCG appoints fresh talent to boost trading division 15-Apr-2014
The Garden Centre Group has moved to expand its commercial capabilities and offering to customers by appointing leading talent from across the retail industry.

Man in court after throwing paint in Home Bargains 14-Apr-2014
An angry customer of a branch of Home Bargains in Greater Manchester found himself in court after tipping a pot of paint over the counter.

New high-speed system for Crown to fill paint cans quicker 14-Apr-2014
Crown Paints has invested £1m in a new high-speed manufacturing system which is designed to speed up the filling of paint cans by as much as 75%.

Lakeland receives global award for excellence 14-Apr-2014
As it approaches its 50th anniversary, Lakeland has been recognised by The International Housewares Association for its achievements and contribution to the housewares industry.

Rainy Day Trust signs up US housewares association 14-Apr-2014
The International Housewares Association (IHA) is the latest organisation to support the industry charity the Rainy Day Trust.

Peat-free momentum drives sales at Bord na Móna 14-Apr-2014
Bord na Móna UK has ended its financial year 2013/14 showing a 36% rise in its branded sales year on year.

Vitax signs two-year deal to sponsor The National Forest's Wood Fair 11-Apr-2014
As one of the UK's leading manufacturers of garden and horticulture products, Vitax has signed a two-year deal to sponsor The National Forest's Wood Fair.

Kick Out The Can initiative for Crown Decorating Centres 11-Apr-2014
Crown Decorating Centres is running a paint recycling campaign between April 18 and May 6, during which people will be able to take their unwanted paint to their local centre.

QEP acquires French trade names Tomecanic and Benetiere 10-Apr-2014
In a deal made last month, QEP bolstered its position as the world's leading supplier of tiling and flooring when its wholly-owned French subsidiary PRCI completed the purchase of French trade names Tomecanic and Benetiere.

Twyford garden centre planning row resolved 10-Apr-2014
The owner of Hare Hatch Sheeplands in Twyford, Rob Scott, has withdrawn his appeal against enforcement notices issued by Wokingham Borough Council, bringing the end to an 18-month saga.

Chelsea Flower Show tickets up for grabs 10-Apr-2014
Compost and fertiliser company, Bord na Móna, is giving away five pairs of tickets for the Chelsea Flower Show in May.

Screwfix looks to double size of Stoke distribution centre 9-Apr-2014
Screwfix has applied for permission to build a 300,00sq ft distribution centre next to its existing 325,000sq ft site in Stoke on Trent.

Shop vacancy figures remain stable for March 9-Apr-2014
Figures released by the Local Data Company (LDC) show that Britain's shop vacancy rate remains the same as it was in February at 13.6%.

GIMA launches £5,000 innovator's seed corn fund 9-Apr-2014
A £5,000 innovator's seed corn fund has been launched by GIMA to help one lucky winner with the development of a new product.

Homebase research proves flowers trigger memories 8-Apr-2014
Homebase has teamed up with Professor Martin Conway to prove that flowers can conjure up memories through their colours and smells.

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Latest product news in Metal paints

The best of Bedec 14-Jul-2009
Bedec's multi-purpose paints and barn paints are water based, environmentally friendly, easy to apply and do not normally require a separate primer or undercoat.

Spraying games 12-May-2009
Plasti-kote has reported increased interest in its Garden Games paint, which is designed to encourage outdoor play.

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Latest people news in Metal paints

Bromborough employee celebrates 30 years with the firm 14-May-2012
In May 1982 Bromborough Paints md Neville Wellings interviewed 17-year old Donna Geoghegan for a position as office junior and 30 years later, she's still with the company, now in the role of sales office manager.

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