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Hand it Over to Henkel: Closing date fast approaching 1-Aug-2014
All entries into the Hand it Over to Henkel project must be received by the end of the day on Monday, August 4.

Family-run Rodo opens new £4m state-of-the-art warehouse 1-Aug-2014
A new £4m state-of-the-art warehouse will help Rodo, the leading supplier of decorating accessories, workwear and personal protective equipment, with continued business growth.

Garden centres de-stock outdoor plants for winter 1-Aug-2014
A trend for garden centres to de-stock outdoor plants during the winter months has been noticed, as customers sway away from autumn planting.

Homebase launches its Interior Design and Decorating Academy 31-Jul-2014
Following on from the success of its Garden Academy, Homebase has launched its Interior Design and Decorating Academy.

O'Keeffe's Working Hands lands deal with Lakeland 31-Jul-2014
Lakeland has become the first homeware retailer to stock O'Keeffe's Working Hands hand cream in its 68 UK stores and online.
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BHETA to host export forum 31-Jul-2014
DIY, garden and housewares companies looking to export further afield are invited to gain insider knowledge from the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA).

Travis Perkins' consumer division performs well in first six months of 2014 30-Jul-2014
The Travis Perkins consumer division, which comprises Tile Giant, Toolstation and Wickes, saw a like-for-like revenue rise of 6.8% during the first half of 2014.

All-In-One Garden Centre fined for illegally selling fireworks 30-Jul-2014
The Manchester-based All-In-One Garden Centre has been fined over £2,500 for selling fireworks to underage children.

Family-run Alca Tools marks 40 years 29-Jul-2014
Formed in 1974 by husband and wife team Alan and Carole Hopkins, Alca Tools is very much still a family affair 40 years on.
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New and improved website for Timco 29-Jul-2014
Customers will see an improvement in ordering services and a greater access to products when using Timco's new website.

Gateacre closes as sister garden centre Burleydam wins award 29-Jul-2014
Gateacre Garden Centre in Liverpool is closing down, however its sister garden centre, Burleydam in Little Sutton, is thriving and winning awards.

Strong Q2 for Next as sales storm ahead of expectations 29-Jul-2014
Sales for Next in the 26 weeks to July 26 are up 10.7%, ahead of the 5.5%-9.5% full year growth guidance given in April.

Home Retail Group to consider selling off Homebase? 28-Jul-2014
It has been reported that Home Retail Group is planning to sell its £1.5bn Homebase business so it can focus on bolstering the stronger Argos chain.

BIRA to tour country offering advice to independents 28-Jul-2014
This summer the British Independent Retailers Association will hit the road touring the UK offering free advice and support to independent retailers.

Tindalls DIY becomes a Home Hardware store 28-Jul-2014
The latest independent DIY store to join the Home Hardware community is Tindalls DIY in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, which has relaunched with a new look.

Consumer division of CWV acquired by Duchy Active Equity 25-Jul-2014
Duchy Active Equity has acquired the consumer division of wallcoverings company CWV and will now trade under the name CWV Wallcoverings.

GCA announces the winners of the South Thames region 24-Jul-2014
The winners of the Garden Centre Association's annual awards in the South Thames region were announced at a special ceremony held last night.

Not-so-good Q2 for B&Q as sales drop by 2.5% 24-Jul-2014
The second quarter has brought mixed results for Kingfisher-owned B&Q and Screwfix - B&Q sales are down 2.5%, whereas Screwfix has grown by 22.6%.

North Thames winners announced by the GCA 23-Jul-2014
The Garden Centre Association unveiled its North Thames regional award winners in a special ceremony held last night.

Warm weather boosts hardware and DIY sales by 20% 23-Jul-2014
As the temperature across the UK rose so did retail sales in most sub-sectors, with solid growth reported in the year to July.

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

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