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"Steady sales" reported at Homebase since Wesfarmers acquisition 24-Aug-2016
In its latest financial report, Homebase's new parent group Wesfarmers has reported sales of £512m at the former HRG-owned retailer during the four months of its ownership. On a like-for-like trading basis for the period from completion to the end of June, transactions were up 7.5%.

Bunnings promises new jobs as it closes Habitat concessions 23-Aug-2016
A Habitat store in Bath, which has been operating from a Homebase warehouse for less than a year, is set to close in early September.

Three-year-old crushed by wall in carpet shop 22-Aug-2016
A three-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital after being crushed by an MDF wall in Frank's The Flooring Store in Darlington on Sunday.

Stax Big Brands show named "biggest ever" 19-Aug-2016
Now in its sixth year, the Big Brands Trade Shows looks set to be the biggest in Stax history, with more than 150 brands already signed up to attend the two shows this September and October.

UK lighting market worth over £2bn 19-Aug-2016
A new report by AMA Research has revealed that the UK lighting market reached more than £2bn in worth last year, an increase of 13% on 2014.

Ex-BHS boss told to get off his yacht and sort BHS crisis 18-Aug-2016
Sir Philip Green has reportedly been "urged to stop swanning about on his yacht" and fly back to the UK to sort out the BHS pension deficit as he told MPs he would.
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Kingfisher Q2 sales show no negative impact from Brexit vote 18-Aug-2016
B&Q and Screwfix's parent company Kingfisher has seen total sales rise 8.4% in the three months to July 31, with like-for-likes in Britain and Ireland up 7.2%.
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Stax and West Brom raise money for children's hospital 17-Aug-2016
West Bromwich midfield star Craig Gardner recently visited Midlands trade supplier, Stax Trade Centres, to present a signed shirt on behalf of the club following a charity raffle.

Ruxley Rose finalists announced 16-Aug-2016
The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has announced today (August 15, 2016) the names of the finalist garden centres in its Ruxley Rose competition.

B&M opens 100th garden centre store 15-Aug-2016
Discount retail giant B&M opened its centenary garden centre store this week, taking the opportunity to outline plans for 10 more garden centres in 2016.

DIY Shoot raises £9k for Rainy Day Trust 15-Aug-2016
More than £9,000 was raised for the home improvement industry charity, the Rainy Day Trust, by the 2016 DIY & Home Enhancement Charity Clay Shoot.

Innovative DIY invention stuns on Dragons' Den 15-Aug-2016
Despite a slightly stumbling presentation on popular BBC show Dragons' Den, Martin and Jenny Chard's invention Marxman received offers from all five dragons.

GCA announces area award winners 15-Aug-2016
The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has recently revealed its area award winners during presentations held at member garden centres.

Poor-performing All-in-One Knutsford GC closes down 11-Aug-2016
All-In-One Garden Centre has closed its Knutsford branch due to "unsustainable poor financial performance."

Man gets stuck upside down at garden centre 11-Aug-2016
Firefighters were called out to Wyevale's Windlesham Garden Centre last week when a man fell two metres between two metal shipping containers and became stuck.

Notcutts posts a 20% rise in profits 10-Aug-2016
Family-owned Notcutts Garden Centre group has revealed a 20% rise in operating profits for its latest financial year.

London hardware store to close after 80 years 10-Aug-2016
Bowes Hardware & Gardening, which is the oldest shop on Cockfosters Road in North London, is to close its doors after 80 years.

Retail begins to pick up in July despite Brexit 9-Aug-2016
Sales picked up in July, according to the latest report from the British Retail Consortium, and retail grew at its fastest pace since January.
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Ryder supplies trailers to Topps Tiles 8-Aug-2016
Ryder has become the sole trailer supplier to Topps Tiles, the UK's largest tile specialist retailer. The contract has commenced with Ryder supplying 17 trailers, which herald the introduction of Topps Tiles' new livery.

Walney man escapes jail after defrauding B&Q store 8-Aug-2016
A man from Walney has been fined after pleading guilty to defrauding B&Q in Barrow by exchanging goods he hadn't bought from there for store credit.
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