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Terra Firma in talks to sell Wyevale 28-Aug-2014
Private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners is considering selling Wyevale, formerly the Garden Centre Group, just two years after buying the business, it has been reported today.

Totally shows has sold nearly 60% of space 28-Aug-2014
Organisers confirm that the 2015 Totally Shows have already sold nearly 60% of their exhibition space to new and returning exhibitors.

'Refocused' Woodie's boosts Grafton's half year 27-Aug-2014
Grafton Group, the builders merchanting and DIY business, achieved higher sales and profit in the six months to June 30 2014, helped by an improved performance from the Irish Woodie's DIY.

Water-saving plumbing products set for continuing growth 26-Aug-2014
The market for water-saving plumbing products has enjoyed growth since 2013, following a flat period between 2009 and 2012.

Hard landscaping sales storm ahead in July 26-Aug-2014
The strong garden centre sales of recent months continued into July, according to new figures from The Garden Centre Association (GCA).

DIY skills 'fading with each new generation' 26-Aug-2014
DIY skills are dying out, according to new research, which shows confidence in undertaking many home improvement tasks is lowest among young people.

Olympia Tools hits the road 26-Aug-2014
Tool firm Olympia is launching a new mobile showroom, which will tour the UK and Ireland to help the firm reach as many stockists as possible.

Record turnout at GCA regional meetings 26-Aug-2014
The Garden Centre Association (GCA) says efforts to improve turnout at its regional meetings is paying off.

Axe hangs over Homebase St Austell 26-Aug-2014
Homebase's St Austell branch is the latest to join the growing list of the retailers' stores earmarked for closure.

United Housewares Merchants wound up 26-Aug-2014
Housewares and DIY products wholesaler United Housewares Merchants has been wound up.

Harrogate Christmas & Gift almost fully booked 26-Aug-2014
Companies in the gift industry, particularly those in festive and garden sectors, are already gearing up for Harrogate Christmas & Gift, with the show reporting very little space left for the January 2015 event.

Great British Bake Off sends bakeware sales soaring 26-Aug-2014
The new series of The Great British Bake Off is sending sales of baking equipment soaring as home bakers try to recreate the popular television show's creations.

Argos launches multi-million pound campaign for new homeware brand 26-Aug-2014
Argos has unveiled Heart of House, its first homewares and furniture own brand, with a multi-million pound campaign, kicking off with TV advertising yesterday, Bank Holiday Monday, and running across press, digital, social and PR.

Hand it Over to Henkel: It could be you 21-Aug-2014
As the closing date for the handover project fast approaches, don't miss your chance to have leading adhesive and sealants firm Henkel help boost your sales.

Wilko reveals plans to open 100 stores in next five years 21-Aug-2014
General merchandise chain Wilko has unveiled plans to open 100 new stores in the UK within the next five years, as it posted its full-year results yesterday.

Pets at Home pulls out of bid to takeover Fulham Palace Garden Centre 20-Aug-2014
While the Prince's Trust-owned garden centre still faces closure on August 31, reports reveal that the pets superstore has dropped out of the race.

Wee bit of justice for B&Q's problem customer 19-Aug-2014
A teenager who urinated in a display toilet at a branch of B&Q has been ordered to apologise personally to the store's manager.

Scotts Solus Brands announces first update since acquisition 18-Aug-2014
Five weeks have passed since the brands formerly owned by wholesaler Solus were acquired by Scotts Miracle-Gro and now the newly-formed division, Scotts Solus Brands, has announced a progress update.

Tool Shop celebrates opening of 11th store 18-Aug-2014
Building on the success of the company's already thriving 10 premises, Tool Shop has recently announced the opening of its 11th store on Upper Street, Islington.

Mr Fothergill's raises more than £24,000 for Royal Hospital Chelsea through poppy sales 18-Aug-2014
Seed supplier donated 25p from the sale of every packet of its Victoria Cross poppy this spring to the Royal Hospital, raising much-needed funds for the home of the Chelsea pensioners.

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Latest product news in Mitre saws

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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