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“The buzz is back”, say Glee exhibitors 18-Sep-2014
Exhibitors raved about this year's exhibition at the NEC Birmingham, calling the event 'refreshed' and 'much improved', whilst also praising the new format and location in halls 17-20.

Notting Hill independent completes major store revamp 18-Sep-2014
Lords of Notting Hill has completed a major refurbishment of its Westbourne Grove store in London W2.

New benefits on Draper Tools' redesigned website 17-Sep-2014
Draper Tools says its redesigned website offers new features and benefits for all visitors, whether retailers, tradespeople or DIY enthusiasts.

John Lewis at Home to open in Worcester 17-Sep-2014
John Lewis has today announced plans to open an At Home shop in Worcester in 2017.

Nordic scoops retailers' best product award at Glee 16-Sep-2014
Nordic Garden Buildings' Veranda summerhouse was revealed this morning as the winner of the New Products Retailers Choice Award 2014 at this week's Glee.
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FenceFin supplier wins GIMA £5,000 seed corn fund 16-Sep-2014
The winner of the inaugural GIMA Innovators' Seed Corn Fund has been named as SteadyPost, with its solution for erecting fences more easily.

Growing customer numbers drive half-year sales at JLP 15-Sep-2014
Sales growth at John Lewis is being driven by increasing numbers of people choosing to shop there, attracted by the retailer's omnichannel offer.

Garden Press Event bookings on the up 15-Sep-2014
Bookings for The Garden Press Event 2015 - the show set up exclusively for journalists - are up by 38% on the same time last year, with over 60 exhibitors already signed up.

Glee New Product Award winners announced 15-Sep-2014
Nine new garden products have been named as the winners of the Glee New Product Awards 2014.

Hillview acquires the Garden Store 12-Sep-2014
Hillview Garden Centres, the garden retail arm of merchant banking firm The Hillview Group, has today confirmed the acquisition of The Garden Store business and its six garden retail sites.

Store closures cause Homebase's sales to dip in Q2 11-Sep-2014
The Home Retail Group-owned retailer reported a 2.8% sales decline in Q2, impacted mainly, said the company, by the closure of six stores during the period - a 2.9% reduction in net store space.

DIY Week Awards: Your chance to win Gold 11-Sep-2014
Entry to the DIY Week Awards is now open, with Gold awards in 16 categories up for grabs and the chance for outstanding retailers and innovative products to take centre stage on February 16, 2015.

Home Hardware pays out £140k to members 10-Sep-2014
Home Hardware Southwest has recently paid £140,000 to its members in the form of dividends and rebates.

Folkestone gold rush sends spade sales soaring 10-Sep-2014
A Kent branch of B&Q is experiencing phenomenal sales of spades and sieves as locals crowd onto the beach to prospect for gold.

Screwfix shines in Kingfisher H1 but B&Q on a 10-year high 10-Sep-2014
Screwfix continued to outshine B&Q in Kingfisher's first half, the group revealed today as it reported retail profit from the UK and Ireland business up 17.7% to £166m, and sales up 6.6% to £2,419m - 4.4% like for like.

Home Depot data hack could be biggest ever 9-Sep-2014
US home improvement giant The Home Depot has confirmed that its payment systems have been hacked - a data breach that is on target to be the biggest ever experienced.

LED lighting shines - but retail sector remains wary 9-Sep-2014
The LED lighting market is experiencing an explosion in growth - but sales in the retail side of the market remain relatively subdued.

Website reflects home improvement demand 9-Sep-2014, which puts homeowners seeking help with home improvements in touch with tradespeople, says it has seen £812m-worth of job postings this year so far.

Shopping centres beat high streets on vacancy reduction 9-Sep-2014
Shopping centres are filling empty shops faster than town centres - and one in two shops in shopping centres are now independents.

Squire's trailblazing garden centre is 50 years old 8-Sep-2014
Squire's first-ever garden centre, in Twickenham, is celebrating half a century in business this month.

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Draper debuts new lines 23-Mar-2011
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