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Century-old Shrewsbury hardware shop to close 24-Nov-2014
More than a century of hardware retailing in Shropshire will come to an end this year when an independent shop finally gives up its battle for survival.

The Range boss aims to motivate prison's entrepreneurs 24-Nov-2014
Owner and founder of The Range Chris Dawson has arranged to visit HMP Dartmoor to speak to inmates about how to keep on the right side of the bars and make some money legally.

Haskins steps up its expansion plans 24-Nov-2014
Haskins is putting new drive behind its ambition to expand, with the appointment of a chartered surveyor to seek out new sites.

B&Q and Homebase Christmas ads hit the screens 24-Nov-2014
B&Q and Homebase have both launched new advertising campaigns in a bid for a share of this year's Christmas spend.

Home Hardware store changes hands 20-Nov-2014
Christel Struckmeier has retired from running Arbroath’s premier hardware store, Barclay Ross.

Another big name supports DIY Week Awards 20-Nov-2014
With judging set to commence at the end of the month, the DIY Week Awards has just signed up another major industry name as a sponsor.

Retailers gear up for Black Friday, as Visa predicts £1m to be spent every three minutes 20-Nov-2014
Argos and Amazon among retailers to offer huge discounts next Friday, while Visa Europe estimates that £360,000 will be spent every minute on its cards during the UK's busiest online shopping day, Black Friday.

Wyevale Garden Centres confirms Trelawney Barnstaple acquisition 19-Nov-2014
Wyevale Garden Centres has confirmed that it has acquired Trelawney's garden centre at Ashford, near Barnstaple, north Devon.

The Range adds three stores in two weeks 18-Nov-2014
The Range's relentless drive to hit its 100-store target this side of Christmas continues, with three more outlets due to launch within the next two weeks.

Stewart Garden TV launches with Pippa Greenwood 18-Nov-2014
Stewart Garden has launched a YouTube channel, Stewart Garden TV, featuring TV and radio gardening personality Pippa Greenwood.

DIY Week Awards: extra time to get your entry in 17-Nov-2014
Due to an unexpected change of judging date, retailers now have an extra week to get their entries in. Don't miss the boat!

October footfall puts in best performance for 10 years 17-Nov-2014
The UK non-food retail market rallied in October, posting the strongest year-on-year rise in footfall for the month since 2004.

BHETA signs up Certainly Wood 17-Nov-2014
Certainly Wood is the latest home and garden improvement company to join the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA).

£250,000 loan is Christmas boost for Southport wholesaler 17-Nov-2014
The loan from The North West Fund for Loans Plus has helped Mail Order Online, which sells seasonal goods, stock up in time for Christmas.

Gardenex/PetQuip arranges meet-the-buyer day for exporters 17-Nov-2014
British garden, leisure and petcare products suppliers will have the opportunity to acquire valuable export information and to present their products to important overseas buyers at an Open Day and Meet the Buyer event being organised by the Gardenex and PetQuip associations.

One Man's Week hardware retailer produces book 17-Nov-2014
The day-to-day experiences and thoughts of a hardware retailer have now been immortalised in a new book of memoirs.

Tesco closes kitchens and bathrooms business 13-Nov-2014
Grocer takes decision to close dedicated kitchen and bathroom business over concerns about provider Mark Two Distributors

DIY Week Awards deadline tomorrow: Don't miss out 13-Nov-2014
It is the last chance for retailers to get their entries in for the 2015 DIY Week Awards, with entry forms required by close of play Friday, November 14 or first thing Monday morning to be in with a chance to take home Gold at the glittering awards event in February.

Aldi to spend £84m over the next year on new-build stores 12-Nov-2014
Figures released today reveal that the rapidly-growing discount retailer is investing more than £109m in total over the next 12 months, constructing 33 new-build stores and a distribution centre.

Homebase introduces next generation of gardeners 12-Nov-2014
Over 1,300 young people applied but just 19 have been picked for a new place on the Homebase Garden Academy training programme.

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