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Nine branches to close in Wales as B&Q store cull continues 1-Oct-2015
B&Q has revealed that it will be closing nine stores in Wales as part of its plan to shut 60 stores across the UK over the next two years.

John Lewis opens new £35m Birmingham store 1-Oct-2015
The department store chain insist the new opening last week signals its commitment to the British High Street and the importance of investing in physical shops as part of its growth strategy.

Record full-year turnover for Topps Tiles 30-Sep-2015
Topps Tiles predicts record-breaking full-year revenue and continued growth in market share, it said today in a trading update.

Kingfisher backs campaign to stamp out illegal timber 30-Sep-2015
Kingfisher is one of over 60 other timber-related businesses and seven trade federations urging the European Commission to get tougher over illegal timber sourcing.

Screwfix has Supply Chain Team of the Year 30-Sep-2015
Screwfix is celebrating after being awarded the title of Supply Chain Team of the Year at the Retail Week Supply Chain Awards 2015 this month.

Lily Bowl wins garden designers award 29-Sep-2015
The Lily Bowl from Urbis Design has been named as the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) Product of the Year 2015.

Greenfingers parachute jump a success 29-Sep-2015
A team of daredevil supporters undertook a parachute jump for the garden charity to raise money for a garden at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice in Sheffield.

Great Western Buying Group signs up new members 29-Sep-2015
Two garden centres have this month joined seven others as part of the Great Western Buying Group.

Grow-your-own develops a taste for the Med 29-Sep-2015
Gardeners who indulge in grow-your-own are increasingly looking to the Mediterranean for further challenges.

Scotland and N Ireland winners unveiled by GCA 29-Sep-2015
The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has revealed the winners of its Scotland and Northern Ireland area awards.

Paul Grinsell named as BHETA home improvement director 28-Sep-2015
It has been revealed that former Totally exhibition director Paul Grinsell will take up the role vacated by Peter Stone in August.

Award for online garden furniture entrepreneur 28-Sep-2015
The founder of what is now a multi-million-pound online garden furniture business has been named Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Essex Business Excellence Awards 2015.

Scotts donates £10,000 to Scouts garden 28-Sep-2015
Thanks to a donation of £10,000 from Scotts Miracle-Gro, work has started to create a new Garden of Reflection from scratch for Crawley District Scouts.

Premier Decorations is Home Hardware's Best Display Stand 28-Sep-2015
Last week's Home Hardware Autumn Trade Show in Northampton saw Premier Decorations take the title of Best Display Stand.

Successful Glee attracts 98% of GCA members 28-Sep-2015
This month's Glee exhibition successfully built on its 2014 reinvention, attracting more retailers and a particularly high penetration of UK garden centres, the organisers have reported.

PPE brand Globus acquires Alpha Solway 28-Sep-2015
Globus (Shetland) is extending its presence in the personal protective equipment (PPE) industry with the acquisition of Alpha Solway.

Klondyke plans multi-million pound investment 24-Sep-2015
Klondyke Group Ltd, which operates 24 garden centres across Scotland, Wales and the north of England is to invest millions of pounds in the business after securing a refinancing package.

Travis Perkins helps transform local community centre 24-Sep-2015
Local volunteers and Travis Perkins plc transformed Northampton Community Centre in just 48 hours.

Garden shoppers enjoyed outdoor living in August 22-Sep-2015
Furniture, barbecues and outdoor plants were the big sellers in garden centres during August.

Green Digit SeedCell wins £5,000 GIMA prize 21-Sep-2015
Green Digit, inventor of the SeedCell grow-your-own concept, is the winner of the second Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA) Innovator's Seed Corn Fund.

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