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Briers joins BHETA 26-Aug-2016
Garden gloves brand Briers is the latest garden supplier to join BHETA.

New garden centre supply chain solution launched 26-Aug-2016
A new consolidated supply chain service, tailored to the needs of garden centres and garden retail suppliers has been launched by a partnership including specialist in product sourcing, development and distribution, Highgrove and BRC-accredited supply chain infrastructure provider, Oakland International.

Leekes undergoes major expansion at Pontyclun store 25-Aug-2016
Welsh home retailer Leekes has created 25 new jobs with the completion of a major expansion at its Pontyclun-based warehouse.

Ikea to open Westfield order and collection point 25-Aug-2016
Next week will see Ikea opening the doors of its new Westfield Stratford city order and collection point.

"Steady sales" reported at Homebase since Wesfarmers acquisition 24-Aug-2016
In its latest financial report, Homebase's new parent group Wesfarmers has reported sales of £512m at the former HRG-owned retailer during the four months of its ownership. On a like-for-like trading basis for the period from completion to the end of June, transactions were up 7.5%.
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Bunnings promises new jobs as it closes Habitat concessions 23-Aug-2016
A Habitat store in Bath, which has been operating from a Homebase warehouse for less than a year, is set to close in early September.

Three-year-old crushed by wall in carpet shop 22-Aug-2016
A three-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital after being crushed by an MDF wall in Frank's The Flooring Store in Darlington on Sunday.

Stax Big Brands show named "biggest ever" 19-Aug-2016
Now in its sixth year, the Big Brands Trade Shows looks set to be the biggest in Stax history, with more than 150 brands already signed up to attend the two shows this September and October.

UK lighting market worth over £2bn 19-Aug-2016
A new report by AMA Research has revealed that the UK lighting market reached more than £2bn in worth last year, an increase of 13% on 2014.

Ex-BHS boss told to get off his yacht and sort BHS crisis 18-Aug-2016
Sir Philip Green has reportedly been "urged to stop swanning about on his yacht" and fly back to the UK to sort out the BHS pension deficit as he told MPs he would.
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Kingfisher Q2 sales show no negative impact from Brexit vote 18-Aug-2016
B&Q and Screwfix's parent company Kingfisher has seen total sales rise 8.4% in the three months to July 31, with like-for-likes in Britain and Ireland up 7.2%.
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Stax and West Brom raise money for children's hospital 17-Aug-2016
West Bromwich midfield star Craig Gardner recently visited Midlands trade supplier, Stax Trade Centres, to present a signed shirt on behalf of the club following a charity raffle.

Ruxley Rose finalists announced 16-Aug-2016
The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has announced today (August 15, 2016) the names of the finalist garden centres in its Ruxley Rose competition.

B&M opens 100th garden centre store 15-Aug-2016
Discount retail giant B&M opened its centenary garden centre store this week, taking the opportunity to outline plans for 10 more garden centres in 2016.

DIY Shoot raises £9k for Rainy Day Trust 15-Aug-2016
More than £9,000 was raised for the home improvement industry charity, the Rainy Day Trust, by the 2016 DIY & Home Enhancement Charity Clay Shoot.

Innovative DIY invention stuns on Dragons' Den 15-Aug-2016
Despite a slightly stumbling presentation on popular BBC show Dragons' Den, Martin and Jenny Chard's invention Marxman received offers from all five dragons.

GCA announces area award winners 15-Aug-2016
The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has recently revealed its area award winners during presentations held at member garden centres.

Poor-performing All-in-One Knutsford GC closes down 11-Aug-2016
All-In-One Garden Centre has closed its Knutsford branch due to "unsustainable poor financial performance."

Man gets stuck upside down at garden centre 11-Aug-2016
Firefighters were called out to Wyevale's Windlesham Garden Centre last week when a man fell two metres between two metal shipping containers and became stuck.

Notcutts posts a 20% rise in profits 10-Aug-2016
Family-owned Notcutts Garden Centre group has revealed a 20% rise in operating profits for its latest financial year.


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Latest product news in Chopsaws

Cutting-edge accuracy from GMC 19-May-2010
The GMC laminate flooring saw MS018 makes it easy to achieve accurate cuts for a professional finish with just one tool, saving time, money and energy.

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.

Summer Bonanza deals 21-Jul-2009
Toolstream has released its Summer Bonanza promotion.

Toolbank puts on a show 2-Mar-2009
Many new products and exclusive offers will be on show at Toolbank's Spring Trade Shows from suppliers including Liberon, Hozelock, Vileda, Rentokil and Everbuild.

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