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Dorset independent P&G Crocker wins Toolbank display award 16-Dec-2014
Independent retailers dominated the window display category in Toolbank's festive 2014 XMS promotion display competition - reflecting the fact that nearly all independent retailers have display windows, whereas most builders merchants do not, says Toolbank.

DIY Week Awards: Retailer silver winners announced 16-Dec-2014
Judging has taken place and the list of silver winners in the 2015 DIY Week Awards can now be revealed.
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Choice Marketing growing stronger, AGM hears 16-Dec-2014
Members of buying and marketing organisation Choice Marketing attending their recent AGM heard that membership continues to grow, and that solid supplier relationships had been established following 2014's disruption in supply.

Grafton Group acquires Crescent Building Supplies 16-Dec-2014
Grafton Group has acquired Crescent Building Supplies, an independent supplier of building materials trading from four branches in Ruislip, Hillingdon, Uxbridge and Maidenhead.

The Ideal Home Show returns to Olympia London in 2015 16-Dec-2014
Britain's biggest consumer home event, the Ideal Home Show is to return to its original roots at Olympia London in March 2015.

Online electrical market set for 37% growth 16-Dec-2014
Electrical products are increasingly being sourced online, both by contractors and end users, and as such the outlook for distribution via this type of channel remains positive.

GCA reveals more conference speakers 16-Dec-2014
The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has named three more speakers at its conference in January.

Gardenex arranges stand discount at Dubai show 16-Dec-2014
The Gardenex export federation has arranged a stand discount for its members wishing to exhibit at Dubai's Outdoor Design & Build Show in April.

Brighter housing market boosts Leekes sales and profits 16-Dec-2014
Home department store group Leekes delivered significant sales and profitability growth in the first six months of its financial year.

GCA picks best garden centre Christmas displays 15-Dec-2014
Thirteen Garden Centre Association (GCA) members have been named as having the best Christmas displays in their regions.

Van Hage garden centre backs out of Waitrose plan 15-Dec-2014
Hertfordshire garden centre Van Hage's plans for a joint development with Waitrose have been thrown into disarray.

James W Inglis to receive Global DIY Lifetime Award 15-Dec-2014
The Boards of EDRA, fediyma and ghin have announced that James (Jim) W. Inglis has been selected to receive the Global DIY Lifetime Award for his unparalleled contribution to the global home improvement industry.

Online tool retailer boosts customer finance offer 10-Dec-2014
Ecommerce tool specialist Toolstop has partnered with V12 Retail Finance to offer its customers more options when making online purchases.

Gardenex organises British pavilions at garden shows 10-Dec-2014
Gardenex, the export federation for the garden and leisure industry, is to organise British pavilions at two major overseas exhibitions next year.

Post-fire hardware shop attracts higher-spend customers 10-Dec-2014
Eastbourne hardware shop Trend DIY is anticipating a very merry Christmas, having experienced an unexpected new lease of life following a devastating fire this year.

Growth opportunities stimulate debate at GIMA day conference 10-Dec-2014
Opportunities offered by exporting, online shopping, app-based selling tools, media events and marketing and charity initiatives generated enthusiastic interest from garden product suppliers at last month's Garden Industry Manufacturers' Association (GIMA) day conference.

Rothley supports Carvers in re-build following fire 10-Dec-2014
Rothley, the Wolverhampton-based supplier of DIY and hardware products, has supplied local builders merchant Carvers Building Supplies with a full range of products as part of its redevelopment following a serious fire.

Coulsdon Home Hardware triumphs in Christmas window contest 9-Dec-2014
Staff at Coulsdon Home Hardware are celebrating after the shop was pronounced the winner of this year's Home Hardware Christmas window dressing competition.

Glee reverts to Monday-to-Wednesday format 8-Dec-2014
Glee is abandoning its return to Sunday opening and as of next year will run from a Monday to Wednesday.

Podington Garden Centre brings Wyevale estate to 144 8-Dec-2014
Wyevale Garden Centres has added Podington Garden Centre, in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, to its rapidly-growing estate.


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