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Argos Meet the Buyer hailed a success 5-Mar-2015
The latest in the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA)'s successful series of Meet The Buyer days - this time with major multi-channel retailer, Argos - was declared 'another great event' by those who took part.

Upcycling trend sends craft paint sales soaring 4-Mar-2015
Homebase has seen a 78% year-on-year increase in the sale of craft paint, thanks to the trend to upcycle furniture and give it a new lease of life.

B&Q Homefit endorsed by new Which? scheme 4-Mar-2015
B&Q Homefit is the first national installer and services provider to be endorsed by Which? Trusted Traders, a new scheme designed to give homeowners peace of mind by rigorously assessing traders.

Glasgow's Crocket the Ironmonger to close down 4-Mar-2015
Long-established Glasgow store Crocket the Ironmonger, which has become something of a landmark in the city, has announced that it is shutting up shop.

HTA backs scheme to find the nation's 'happy' plants 4-Mar-2015
A unique public experiment to find out which plant makes the nation the most happy is being launched this week.

Wickes and Toolstation deliver strong growth for Travis Perkins 4-Mar-2015
Travis Perkins' consumer division, comprising Wickes, Toolstation and Tile Giant, pushed total sales up 8.8% to £1,283m and like-for-likes up 6.7% in the year to December 31 2014.

Valspar launches a dominant shade of grey 25-Feb-2015
Paint brand Valspar is the latest name in the DIY industry to capitalise on the frenzy surrounding the recent release of the erotic film Fifty Shades of Grey.

Major international retailers to speak at Global DIY Forum 25-Feb-2015
Representatives from Lowe's, Kingfisher and Ace Hardware International will speak at the Global DIY Forum in London this June.

Garden Re-Leaf Day walkers seek sponsorship 25-Feb-2015
There is still time to help Greenfingers by sponsoring members of the garden industry who are embarking on a walk on the charity's Garden Re-Leaf Day.

CCTV posters trap hardware thief suspect 24-Feb-2015
An alleged hardware shop thief who went to the police to complain about CCTV-image posters of him displayed in the store is now facing prosecution.

Plaid Cymru slates Help to Buy home improvement ban 24-Feb-2015
Plaid Cymru has called for a rethink of the Help to Buy initiative in Wales, calling it "impractical and unfair" that people who have bought homes under the scheme are banned from doing home improvements.

New Crown range only at Toolstation 24-Feb-2015
Crown has done a deal with Toolstation that will see the retailer have exclusivity on a new range of contract paints.

It's crunch time for burglars, says gravel firm Deco-Pak 23-Feb-2015
The desire to deter thefts from the home and garden is sparking a trend for gravel, according to decorative aggregates supplier Deco-Pak.

Scotts Miracle-Gro brands back on TV 23-Feb-2015
Several of Scotts Miracle-Gro's biggest brands, best-selling products and new launches will be hitting TV screens again this spring and summer.

Key European buyers will meet Gardenex/PetQuip suppliers 23-Feb-2015
Six key European buyers of garden, leisure and pet products will be at the next Meet the Buyers event to be staged by the Gardenex and PetQuip export associations.

The Range reaches target and opens 100th store 23-Feb-2015
Despite missing its original Christmas 2014 deadline, The Range opened its 100th store in Peverell on Friday morning.

Home Hardware helps Norwich couple set up new store 23-Feb-2015
A hardware store which has been created from scratch opened its doors for the first time this month.

Totally exhibitors celebrate awards triumph 23-Feb-2015
Organisers of this year's Totally DIY and Totally Tools shows have described the combined event as "positive and optimistic".

VegTrug launches American subsidiary 23-Feb-2015
VegTrug, the self-contained, raised vegetable garden company has launched a wholly-owned subsidiary in the USA, which commences trading on March 1.
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Squire's plant show a success 19-Feb-2015
Squire's Garden Centre hosted its first-ever "Plant Supplier Show" this month, attracting 35 suppliers from across the UK to showcase their latest plants to the Squire''s team.


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Latest product news in Trowels

Solus enhances garden tool brands 20-Sep-2013
Solus Garden & Leisure has invested in major improvements to its Yeoman and Joseph Bentley garden tool brands for the 2014 season.

New ranges from Spear & Jackson at Glee 11-Sep-2013
Spear & Jackson is launching exciting new ranges at Glee this year, including new additions to its Kew Gardens Collection of garden tools.

Glee provides platform for Draper ranges 10-Sep-2013
Draper Tools will be exhibiting a comprehensive collection of hand and power tools for the home and garden this year.

Draper debuts new lines 23-Mar-2011
Draper Tools has launched its 2011 gardening tools catalogue, featuring more than 470 products.

Scoop up winter sales 18-Nov-2010
As the nights draw in, and with heavy snow predicted for this winter, retailers are preparing to stock high demand products.

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Latest people news in Trowels

Fiskars names new head of sales 26-Jun-2009
Fiskars Brands UK has appointed Howard Scott to the newly-created role of new head of sales. He is tasked with growing the brand in the UK.

Fiskars appoints new head of marketing 5-Jun-2009
Fran Kershaw has been appointed head of marketing for the Fiskars brand.

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