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Bira and BHETA 'Tussle on the Turf' 22-Jul-2016
The industry's two leading trade associations The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) and British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) came together this week for a 'Tussle on the Turf' golf tournament.

First Bunnings to open in the UK in October 21-Jul-2016
Wesfarmers has announced that the first Homebase store will be transformed into Bunnings in October this year, and has hired retail veteran Archie Norman and former Kingfisher executive Matt Tyson to advise.

Retail predicted to decline, but Brexit isn't to blame 21-Jul-2016
The decline of UK retail is predicted to accelerate in the third quarter of 2016, with all three drivers of retail health - demand, margins and cost - expected to turn negative for the first time since 2011, warns the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank.

Wickes: More complaints from employees 20-Jul-2016
Following DIY Week's recent report on a dissatisfied Wickes employee, another worker has stepped forward.

B&Q Sprucefield dodges closure culling 20-Jul-2016
Despite Kingfisher bosses earmarking the B&Q at Sprucefield for closure last year along with others at Derry, Ballymena and Craigavon, the store will now remain open.

Jewson helps restore community landmark 19-Jul-2016
Builders' merchant Jewson has helped bring the Isle of Wight's Ryde Arena back to its best after severe weather damaged the building and its roof last winter.

Major re-launch for Bonningtons 18-Jul-2016
Bonningtons has re-launched its business under a new brand identity aiming to drive the core values of integrity, quality and trust throughout the whole operation.

Garden Re-Leaf 2016 brings in £140k 18-Jul-2016
Industry charity Greenfingers' Garden Re-Leaf Day 2016 brought in the largest ever fundraising total, £140,000, as announced at the GIMA Awards.

Almost 90% of all UK retail sales touch a physical store 18-Jul-2016
A new study by Verdict and British Land has revealed that 89% of all retail UK sales touch a physical store, with click and collect and online sales browsed in store boosting physical sales by 5%.

John Lewis heads down under with six Aussie stores 15-Jul-2016
John Lewis is going to open six concessions in Australian department store Myer with the first expected to open before Christmas, according to reports.

GIMA Awards 2016: a sell-out success 15-Jul-2016
The Garden Industry Manufacturers' Association (GIMA) Awards took place last night at Celtic Manor, bringing together manufacturers, retailers and all the top industry names.

Steinhoff snaps up Poundland for £597m 14-Jul-2016
Poundland has accepted a 220p-a-share bid from South African retailer Steinhoff after reportedly rejecting an undisclosed cash offer from the company last month.
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B&M sees 20% sales growth but UK LfL flat for Q1 14-Jul-2016
The thirteen weeks from March 27 to June 25 saw B&M's total group revenue up by 21.5% to £554.8m.

Greenfingers completes landmark 50th garden 14-Jul-2016
Greenfingers has completed its 50th hospice garden project this month as the charity finishes work on two tranquil garden spaces at the Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice in Sheffield.

Wickes employee weighs in on wage debate 13-Jul-2016
In response to DIY Week's recent reportings of dissatisfied employees at B&Q and Homebase, Wickes has now been put under the spotlight by one of its workers.
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DIY Week is joining forces with Spring Fair 13-Jul-2016
Spring Fair is launching an all new DIY sector for 2017, and is joining forces with DIY Week to host the prestigious DIY Week Awards.

Grafton Group reveals revenue up 13.3% 12-Jul-2016
Revenue for the Grafton Group, owner of Irish DIY retailer Woodies, was up 13.3% to £1.23bn during the six months to June 30.

Homebase red-faced as sale orders aren't fulfilled 12-Jul-2016
A number of Homebase customers have been left disappointed after taking advantage of dramatic price drops among some of Homebase's soft furnishings.

New Romney garden centre burgled and set ablaze 11-Jul-2016
Police in Kent are investigating after a garden centre on Cockreed Lane, New Romney, was burgled and set on fire in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Brexit delivers worst June in a decade for retailers 8-Jul-2016
The recent Brexit outcome had an immediate and devastating effect on the high street, according to a recent report by the BDO.
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