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Sales growth for Topps Tiles' first half 24-May-2016
Topps Tiles has released sales results for the 26 weeks ending April 2, with total sales growth of 3.8%, and like-for-like increases of 4.7%.

More restructuring at Homebase 24-May-2016
Homebase's new owners are continuing to roll out the changes in their buying and store support departments.

Screwfix drives Kingfisher's LfL up 6.2% in UK 24-May-2016
Kingfisher has released its first quarter results, with sales across the board up 3.6% like-for-like, and up 6.2% LfL in the UK.

Dulux bike riders raise more than £100k 23-May-2016
A sponsored bike ride involving 2000 cyclers - 220 from the Dulux Trade team - raised more than £100,000 for the Outward Bound Trust.

April showers dampen traditional garden centre sales 22-May-2016
Cold and wet weather in April put a dampener on sales in traditional categories but boosted non-traditional ones at member garden centres according to the Garden Centre Association's (GCA) Barometer of Trade results.

Retail improves in April, and internet sales boom for home improvement 19-May-2016
According to the latest from the ONS, the volume of retail sales in April increased by approximately 4.3% compared with the same month last year.

B&Q petitioner: "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything" 18-May-2016
The B&Q employee who created the now famous living wage petition has encouraged others to stand up to unfair employers.

Online home retailer to launch £50k store 18-May-2016
Rose & Grey, an online furniture and home accessories retailer, is set to open a £50k bricks-and-mortar shop in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.

BHS Update: Bidders close in as administrators set terms 17-May-2016
Administrators for BHS have announced that any bidders interested in purchasing the trouble retailer outfit would have to make an offer for the entire 164 store chain.

Shop vacancy drops to lowest rate in six years 17-May-2016
Britain's shop vacancy dropped to 12.4% in April, the lowest since December 2009, according to the Local Data Company.

Henry Squire & Son joins BHETA 16-May-2016
The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has welcomed new member Henry Squire, the only independent family owned lock makers in the UK.

Gold marketing award for Tile Choice 16-May-2016
A leading Midlands independent tile retail chain is celebrating a successful business year after winning a prestigious industry award.

Lords named bira Independent Retail Business of the Year 13-May-2016
Lords, with shops in and around the capital, has been voted Independent Retail Business of the Year and received its prize during an awards ceremony at the bira High Street Conference on 11 May.

Green Gate celebrates 10 years in business 12-May-2016
Green Gate Security Access Systems has established itself as one of the UK's leading companies in its sector during its first decade in business - and is looking forward to more success in the years ahead.

Top suppliers rewarded in bira direct awards 12-May-2016
Independent retailers bestowed prizes on star suppliers in the latest bira direct awards, presented at the bira High Street Conference on 11 May.

British suppliers to meet international garden and pet buyers 12-May-2016
British suppliers will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with garden and pet buyers from the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland at a special 'Meet the Buyer' hosted by the Gardenex and PetQuip export associations.

Online spend grows at fastest rate for 16 months 12-May-2016
Consumer spending online increased by 2.5% year-on-year in April, according to the latest report from Visa Europe.

May Bank Holiday delivers patchy sales 11-May-2016
DIY, hardware and garden retailers have given a mixed review of sales over the May Bank Holiday, with location playing a huge part in the dice roll of the British weather.

PetQuip to return to Glee 2016 11-May-2016
Introduced in 2015, the PetQuip Business Village is designed to offer pet suppliers wanting to build their presence within garden retailers, a platform to launch and showcase their latest ranges. Well-received in its inaugural year, the area is set to return at Glee 2016.

Retail flat in April, but home stores 'fare well' 10-May-2016
April saw a second month of flat sales for UK retailers, according to the BRC, but home accessories and furniture sales fared well "as retailers reaped the benefits of well-timed promotions."


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