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Costly carrier bags spark surge in shopping trolley sales 16-Apr-2014
What was once one of the most ridiculed accessories seen on British high streets, the wheeled shopping trolley, is now having the last laugh.

BHETA stages Meet the Buyer event with TGCG 16-Apr-2014
A team from The Garden Centre Group (TGCG) will come together with members of the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) at its next Meet the Buyer event.

Glee hires Neil Gow to drive new initiatives 16-Apr-2014
Former Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA) director Neil Gow has joined the Glee team, helping to drive a number of new initiatives that have been introduced for the 2014 show.
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Lighting and security feature in Amazon's new automation website 16-Apr-2014
Amazon has launched a new online Home Automation Store focusing on, amongst other products, lighting, home monitoring and security lines.

Garden centre catering firm opens London office 16-Apr-2014
Gloucester-based Space Catering Equipment, which provides commercial kitchen design services and equipment to garden centres, is opening its first London office.

Solus 'making good progress' with would-be partners 16-Apr-2014
Solus says it is making good progress in its talks with potential new business partners, both trade and financial investors, which contacted the company during and immediately after the breakdown of negotiations with Scotts UK.
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One Homebase store opens as another two could close 16-Apr-2014
DIY superstore Homebase has opened a new store in Bromsgrove, but the retailer has revealed it is to close one in Clacton and is in consultation to close another in Walsgrave.

Masseys' sales soar after business relocates and expands 15-Apr-2014
Sales have "gone through the roof" since Derbyshire DIY and garden store Masseys moved into larger, purpose-built premises last month.

TGCG appoints fresh talent to boost trading division 15-Apr-2014
The Garden Centre Group has moved to expand its commercial capabilities and offering to customers by appointing leading talent from across the retail industry.

Man in court after throwing paint in Home Bargains 14-Apr-2014
An angry customer of a branch of Home Bargains in Greater Manchester found himself in court after tipping a pot of paint over the counter.

New high-speed system for Crown to fill paint cans quicker 14-Apr-2014
Crown Paints has invested £1m in a new high-speed manufacturing system which is designed to speed up the filling of paint cans by as much as 75%.

Lakeland receives global award for excellence 14-Apr-2014
As it approaches its 50th anniversary, Lakeland has been recognised by The International Housewares Association for its achievements and contribution to the housewares industry.

Rainy Day Trust signs up US housewares association 14-Apr-2014
The International Housewares Association (IHA) is the latest organisation to support the industry charity the Rainy Day Trust.

Peat-free momentum drives sales at Bord na Móna 14-Apr-2014
Bord na Móna UK has ended its financial year 2013/14 showing a 36% rise in its branded sales year on year.

Vitax signs two-year deal to sponsor The National Forest's Wood Fair 11-Apr-2014
As one of the UK's leading manufacturers of garden and horticulture products, Vitax has signed a two-year deal to sponsor The National Forest's Wood Fair.

Kick Out The Can initiative for Crown Decorating Centres 11-Apr-2014
Crown Decorating Centres is running a paint recycling campaign between April 18 and May 6, during which people will be able to take their unwanted paint to their local centre.

QEP acquires French trade names Tomecanic and Benetiere 10-Apr-2014
In a deal made last month, QEP bolstered its position as the world's leading supplier of tiling and flooring when its wholly-owned French subsidiary PRCI completed the purchase of French trade names Tomecanic and Benetiere.

Twyford garden centre planning row resolved 10-Apr-2014
The owner of Hare Hatch Sheeplands in Twyford, Rob Scott, has withdrawn his appeal against enforcement notices issued by Wokingham Borough Council, bringing the end to an 18-month saga.

Chelsea Flower Show tickets up for grabs 10-Apr-2014
Compost and fertiliser company, Bord na Móna, is giving away five pairs of tickets for the Chelsea Flower Show in May.

Screwfix looks to double size of Stoke distribution centre 9-Apr-2014
Screwfix has applied for permission to build a 300,00sq ft distribution centre next to its existing 325,000sq ft site in Stoke on Trent.
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Latest product news in Organics

Roundup builds on success 9-Sep-2012
Roundup will be taking over the entrance hall of this year's Glee exhibition to showcase its range of products and update the trade on the success of its innovative Roundup Gel, launched at last year's exhibition.

Growing GYO 31-Mar-2011
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has extended its range of grow your own products to make the most of this growing trend.

Natural selection from Bayer 24-Sep-2010
Bayer Garden is launching Natria, a range of gardencare products derived from nature.

Complete care 4-Mar-2010
Evergreen Complete is designed to produce a thick, green lawn with stronger roots, which better absorb water and nutrients.

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