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Fiskars UK relocates to Birmingham 23-Jan-2015
Garden tool and scissor brand Fiskars, which recently celebrated 365 years, has chosen Birmingham as its new UK office location.

Shop theft reaches 10-year peak 22-Jan-2015
The impact of theft on UK retailers has reached its highest level in a decade.

BIRA Direct achieves record trading year 22-Jan-2015
The British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA) says 2014 was nothing short of a sensation for BIRA Direct and the independent retailers it supplied with product during the year.

Wm Sinclair appoints Decco as national distributor 20-Jan-2015
William Sinclair has signed a national distribution agreement with wholesaler Decco covering the company's J Arthur Bower's, Growing Success, New Horizon and Deadfast brands.

Garden centre customers wrapped up in December 20-Jan-2015
Clothing was the biggest seller at garden centres in December, according to the Garden Centre Association (GCA).

Two more stores for The Range 20-Jan-2015
The Range is set to open its newest store next week.

Rising competition delivers disappointing year for Wm Sinclair 20-Jan-2015
Growing media supplier William Sinclair today described the 12 months to September 30 2014 as "disappointing", as it released its results for the year.

Poundland teams with Tommy Walsh for DIY launch 19-Jan-2015
Discount retailer Poundland is partnering with celebrity builder and DIY expert Tommy Walsh for the launch of a new range of DIY essentials.
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Toolstation opens two new branches in Greater London 19-Jan-2015
One of Britain's fastest-growing suppliers of tools, accessories and building supplies, has opens two new branches in the Greater London areas of Sydenham and Isleworth today.

Tesco/Dobbies East Kilbride joint venture scrapped 19-Jan-2015
Embattled grocer Tesco has ditched its plans for a joint venture with Dobbies in East Kilbride.

Christmas period like-for-like sales up at Homebase and Argos 15-Jan-2015
Like-for-like sales at Homebase were up 0.6% in the 18 weeks to January 3 2015, although the programme of store closures resulted in total sales declining by 2.7% to £451m.

Half of homeowners plan renovations in 2015 14-Jan-2015
An overwhelming majority (94%) of UK homeowners would rather spend money improving their current home than sell up and move on, suggests new research.

The Range confirms new store in St Austell 14-Jan-2015
The Range is to take on the site currently occupied by Buyology at Stadium Retail Park in St Austell, Cornwall.

December brings shoppers out in force 13-Jan-2015
Non-food shopping trips in December were up 2.7% on December 2013, but much of the rise was down to post-Christmas sales, exchanges and returns.

Totally's top indies offered place at DIY Week Awards 12-Jan-2015
In a new initiative for the 2015 Totally shows the organising team has put together a new hospitality package aimed at 2014's top-spending independents.

Trago Mills marks half a century of business 12-Jan-2015
South-west discount chain Trago Mills is set to celebrate its 50th birthday in 2015 and is planning several special promotions and activities across the year.

BHETA to host Meet the Buyer day with Argos 12-Jan-2015
The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is set to team up with UK multi-channel retailer Argos for another of its Meet the Buyer days.

US housewares brand comes to UK 12-Jan-2015
Multi-category US housewares brand Polder Housewares has opened operations in the UK.

Glee has already sold 68% of space 8-Jan-2015
The new-look show proved a hit, as well over half of space is already sold, with a host of brands making a return to exhibit in September 15.

TP director to speak at BHETA forum 8-Jan-2015
Travis Perkins group commercial director Ian Preedy will speak at the next British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) member forum on January 15

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