Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market
DIY Week Awards 2014

Latest News in Grasstriummers: petrol

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.

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.

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.

View older news items | RSS | Browse news by category

Latest product news in Grasstriummers: petrol

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

View older product news | Browse by category

To have your product news considered for inclusion contact editor Fiona Hodge on 01622 699161 or click here to email

What is the industry saying on Twitter?

Click here to see our industry twitter guide!

Datateam Business Media Limited
15A London Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8LY. United Kingdom
T: +44 (0)1622 687031
F: +44 (0)1622 687031

We use cookies to make this site as useful as possible. They are small text files we put in your browser to track and assist usage of our site but, with the exception of cookies that help you log in, they don't tell us who you are.
You can control cookies in your browser settings. If you use our site it implies that you consent to our cookie usage. To find out more about how we use cookies and how you can control them, click here to see our cookie policy.