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Ladder Exchange offers discounted ladders for old 13-Oct-2015
Workplaces across all industries are being urged to take advantage again of an annual scheme that offers substantial discounts on new ladders part exchanged for old, damaged and unsafe ladders.

Wyevale Garden Centres wins award for Coffee Ground 13-Oct-2015
Wyevale Garden Centres' (WGC) Coffee Ground coffee shop concept has won an award in the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards.

Leavers Hardware to close after 129 years 13-Oct-2015
One of Weston-super-Mare's oldest shops is set to close its doors next Saturday, as owner Roger Leaver plans his retirement.

Big contract boosts British shower tray company 13-Oct-2015
British shower tray manufacturer JT, which is already outstripping average growth in its sector, has now won a big contract with a prestigious London City Island development.

Nearly half of home improvers use wrong tools 12-Oct-2015
Nearly half of people have attempted a home improvement job knowing they had the wrong tools for the job, while more than a quarter have damaged walls trying to put a picture up.

Wyevale Garden Centres climbs in top-250 league 12-Oct-2015
Wyevale Garden Centres (WGC) has been listed in the annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 as one of the UK's 250 leading private mid-market growth companies.

Wilko and In Kind Direct announce partnership 12-Oct-2015
Wilko has chosen goods re-distribution specialist In Kind Direct as one of its preferred UK-wide charities, pledging to give further products and funds.

DIY Week Awards judging panels revealed 9-Oct-2015
A host of experienced buyers and key representatives from across the DIY and garden industry will participate in judging the product and retailer categories for the 2016 awards.

Stax to head up GIMA day conference 9-Oct-2015
Delegates at next month's GIMA day conference will hear from Stax Trade Centres managing director, David Hibbert, about how the business has adapted to meet demand in the garden side of its business.

Craft and hobbies channel plans European expansion 9-Oct-2015
The UK's first crowdfunded national TV channel is to be rolled out across Europe after surpassing its month one trading target by 760%.

Clas Ohlson opens new-format store near London 8-Oct-2015
The Swedish retailer has opened its first ever smaller-format store in the outskirts of London in St Albans, offering a more visible interaction between and e-commerce for the customer as part of its omni-channel strategy.

Greenfingers launches 'A Million Moments' Appeal 8-Oct-2015
Greenfingers, the national charity dedicated to creating gardens and outdoor spaces for hospices, have announced a major new appeal.

Argos launches same-day delivery ahead of Christmas 6-Oct-2015
Argos challenges the market by becoming the first retailer to offer same day delivery across the UK, up to 10pm, seven days a week, 364 days a year.

Home and Garden Group adds ninth garden centre 5-Oct-2015
The Home and Garden Group has grown its number of garden centres to nine with the acquisition of Floralands Garden Centre in Nottingham.

Fine for man who robbed hardware shop - then complained about it 5-Oct-2015
A court has ordered a shoplifter to pay out over £1,000 after he went to the police complaining about his treatment by the hardware shop he targeted.
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Cycle chain Wiggle shuts Homebase concessions 5-Oct-2015
Cycle retailer Wiggle is unexpectedly closing all its Wiggle Workshop concessions in Homebase stores this month.

Petcare companies scoop honours at PetQuip Awards 5-Oct-2015
Twenty-two petcare companies have been honoured in the PetQuip Awards, which took place in association with the recent PATS Telford show.

BHETA hails Wickes meet the buyer a success 5-Oct-2015
The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is delighted that its latest Meet The Buyer day with brand new retail partner, Wickes, hit the mark and hopes it will become a regular event.

Nine branches to close in Wales as B&Q store cull continues 1-Oct-2015
B&Q has revealed that it will be closing nine stores in Wales as part of its plan to shut 60 stores across the UK over the next two years.

John Lewis opens new £35m Birmingham store 1-Oct-2015
The department store chain insist the new opening last week signals its commitment to the British High Street and the importance of investing in physical shops as part of its growth strategy.

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