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Independents return to growth but confidence is knocked 29-Apr-2016
New figures released by the British Independent Retail Association (bira) shows trading growth returned to just the right side of zero in the January to March period compared to the same months in 2015.

Indies undecided on Brexit/Bremain vote 28-Apr-2016
More than a quarter of independent retailers haven't yet made up their minds whether to vote to Brexit or to Bremain, according to a new survey among the 6,000 members of the British Independent Retailers Association (bira).

HRG suffers £852m charge following Argos sale 28-Apr-2016
Home Retail Group has reported full year pre-tax losses of £804m following a £852m exceptional goodwill impairment charge in connection with Sainsbury's purchase of Argos.

Bents smashes fundraising target with £25k total 28-Apr-2016
Bents Garden and Home has smashed its own fundraising target by more than £10,000 for its 2015 charity of the year, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, which recently received a £25,907 cheque from the retailer.

Former BHS boss in talks to buy back retailer 28-Apr-2016
Dominic Chappell, the former owner of BHS, is reportedly in talks with administrators Duff & Phelps to buy back the beleaguered retailer.

DIY disasters will hit two million families this weekend 27-Apr-2016
Two million households will experience a DIY disaster this Bank Holiday weekend, as people dust off their to-do lists and get set to spend an average of five and a half hours each on DIY, according to new research from Privilege Insurance.

A marathon success for Tembe DIY and Children with Cancer 27-Apr-2016
Tembe DIY and Building Products managing director Guy Malam completed the Virgin Money London Marathon for the first time alongside fiancee Victoria Nicholson, raising £4000 for Children with Cancer.

Food hall and farm shop sales dominate for GCA centres 27-Apr-2016
Sales in food halls and farm shops out performed traditional and non-traditional categories at Garden Centre Association (GCA) member garden centres during March.

Lucrative month ahead for home and garden brands 27-Apr-2016
According to research released by eBay Advertising, this weekend marks the start of a potentially lucrative month for home and garden brands as consumers take advantage of May's warmer weather and double Bank Holidays to move and improve their homes.

Keynote speakers from Kingfisher, Google and eBay at Summit 27-Apr-2016
The fourth Global DIY Summit, to be held in Stockholm on June 8 - 9, will feature keynote speakers from Kingfisher, Google and eBay.

Squire's plant seeds from outer space 25-Apr-2016
Staff from Squire's garden centre in Crawley have been helping local schoolchildren grow plants from seeds that have been in outer space.

UPDATE: BHS goes into administration 25-Apr-2016
British Home Stores (BHS) has called in administrators Duff & Phelps after plans for a last minute deal to keep the business running fell through.

New premises for bira 22-Apr-2016
The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) has announced that it has purchased 225a Bristol Road, a 4,000 sq. ft. building at the rear of its present premises in Birmingham, enabling the association to expand its operations on that site.

Poor performance for retail in March 22-Apr-2016
Bad weather and an early Easter has seen sales dip below average when compared to previous years, according to the March 2016 Retail Sales statistics, released yesterday.

Wyevale owner in a bid to buy Dobbies 20-Apr-2016
According to reports, Terra Firma founder and chairman Guy Hands has hired Goldman Sachs to draft a bid for Dobbies Garden Centres.

Exclusively shows team up with the HTA 20-Apr-2016
Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical are working with the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) to encourage more of its members to attend this year’s shows.

Andy McIndoe to open his garden for Greenfingers 19-Apr-2016
Industry stalwart Andy McIndoe is to open his two acre naturalistic garden in aid of industry charity Greenfingers this June.

GIMA announces new council 18-Apr-2016
The Garden Industry Manufacturers' Association (GIMA) AGM took place on April 14 at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre, with over 80 members in attendance.

Shoppers shun high street in March 18-Apr-2016
An early Easter and chilly weather were blamed for a 3.9% decline in high street footfall in a recent report released by the British Retail Consortium.

HTA declares neutrality on Brexit referendum 15-Apr-2016
Following a full consultation with all members in March the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has declared a neutral position on the EU Referendum.

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Latest product news in Jigsaw blades

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.

CKI powers to success 21-Jan-2009
Following extensive research into the requirements of both retailers and end users, Carl Kammerling International is comprehensively overhauling of its C.K Power Tool Accessories range.

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