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Silverline to be official tool supplier to Red Bull race 5-May-2015
Somerset-based manufacturer Silverline has been appointed official tool supplier to the Red Bull Soapbox Race this summer.

Election is major concern for DIY independents 5-May-2015
Thursday's general election is currently at the forefront of independents' minds, reveals new research from the British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA).

Kingfisher donates £25,000 to Nepal earthquake relief 5-May-2015
B&Q and Screwfix owner Kingfisher has donated £25,000 to UNICEF UK to support the aid effort for children following the recent earthquake in Nepal.

Eden Halls greenhouse range judged Best New Product 5-May-2015
Eden Halls Greenhouses' new Eden range of greenhouses has been declared Best New Product at the Gardenia Garden and Landscape Fair in Poland, beating 250 other entrants.

Tower of London poppies take Dulux colour accolade 5-May-2015
The Dulux Let's Colour Awards has crowned Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red - last year's poppy installation at the Tower of London - as Britain's Colour Moment of the Year.

Kelkay announces £1m investment in business 5-May-2015
Aggregates manufacturer and distributer Kelkay will invest over £1m in new machinery and the addition of two new sales executives in a bid to continue to grow sales and market share.

Paul Broadhurst to host GIMA golf day 5-May-2015
UK golfer Paul Broadhurst is to host this year's GIMA golf day, joining players on the course and acting as compere for the prize giving and auction in the evening.

DIY retailers report brisk growth 30-Apr-2015
Hardware and DIY retailers reported the strongest sales growth since November 2013, up 61% in the year to April, according to the Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) latest Distributive Trades Survey.

Cost management continues at Homebase 29-Apr-2015
With store closures ahead of schedule, as Homebase's Productivity Plan progresses, parent firm Home Retail Group looks to streamline head office, with a view to investing back into the business in the future.

O'Keeffe's lands listing in major high street chain 29-Apr-2015
After a successful month-long trial in around 100 Boots stores, O'Keeffe's Working Hands has now secured a permanent presence in the hand care section of the high street giant.

Bond It invests half a million in additional production capabilities 28-Apr-2015
To help facilitate its ongoing expansion, the building chemicals manufacturer Bond It has made two six-figure investments, totally almost £500,000 into its production capabilities.

Scholarship opportunity offered by the BCF 28-Apr-2015
The British Coatings Federation (BCF) is offering a unique scholarship for chemistry graduates interested in pursuing a career in the coatings industry.

DIY and gardening takes a dive in March 28-Apr-2015
According to GfK's latest report on the UK retail durable sectors, the DIY/gardening sector suffered particularly in March, compared with the same month last year, as less favourable weather caused declines in many of the gardening product categories.

CBI praises Labour's stamp duty proposal 27-Apr-2015
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) today responded to the Labour Party's proposal to scrap stamp duty for first time buyers on properties worth less than £300,000.

Darlac secures new stockist 27-Apr-2015
The Royal National Rose Society (RNRS) has chosen Darlac as its garden tools supplier for a new shop at its rose gardens in Chiswell Green.

What More and Abus support Rainy Day Trust 27-Apr-2015
Plasticware manufacturer What More and security products specialist Abus are among the latest companies to declare their support for industry charity the Rainy Day Trust by signing up as partners.

HTA lines up top speakers for Catering Conference 23-Apr-2015
Charles Campion, food critic and MasterChef judge, and Sarah Dunning, chief executive of the Westmorland Family, have been announced as the keynote speakers at the June conference.

Travis Perkins records 7.2% increase in Q1 23-Apr-2015
Wickes parent continues momentum of 2014 sales increases, with a good performance across almost all areas of the group, including consumer and merchanting.

Tile Choice bags another industry award 22-Apr-2015
DIY Week's Retail Communicator of the Year, Tile Choice is celebrating after being named The Tile Association (TTA) Multiple Retailer of the Year.

Varta celebrates spring listings success with B&Q 22-Apr-2015
Varta has created 40 packs of AA and AAA batteries, which are being stocked exclusively by B&Q.

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Latest product news in Peat-based

Feeder of the pack 4-May-2010
To ensure optimum cropping, regular and correct feeding is essential says The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.

Sales in the bag with Levington 29-Apr-2010
Growing bags make homegrown fruit and veg possible for those with limited space or soil problems.

Compost covered 29-Apr-2010
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's broad range of composts has a product to suit every need, says the firm.

It’s Gro Time 28-Apr-2009
Scotts' 'It's Gro Time' initiative has tapped into and reinforced the grow your own trend with retailer POS and hundreds of thousands of consumer leaflets on topics from 'Gro your own Sunday roast' to 'Let nothing contain you'.

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