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Gardenex/PetQuip set next date for Meet the Buyer 27-May-2015
Key overseas buyers of garden and pet products will meet British suppliers at the next Gardenex and PetQuip Meet the Buyers event.

Sugru invites crowd-funding to drive world expansion 27-May-2015
The world's first mouldable glue, Sugru, is from today inviting the public to become shareholders with a crowd-funding campaign expected to raise £1m to support its global expansion.

Monkton Elm boosts business and staff with new restaurant 27-May-2015
Family-run Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre near Taunton is celebrating the opening of its new Elm Tree restaurant - which has seen the business take on 10 more members of staff.

First Argos stores open in Sainsbury's supermarkets 27-May-2015
Argos reveals the first locations for its digital concessions in Sainsbury's stores are North Cheam in Surrey and Nantwich, Cheshire - both opening today.

Why bad news for Dickie was good news for Mackays 27-May-2015
Neil Mackay, the owner of Cambridge hardware shop Mackays, is adept at turning adversity into advertising gold - as he was able to prove yet again when disaster struck in April.

Barbecues and furniture boost garden centres' April 27-May-2015
Barbecues and furniture were the big winners at garden centres across the country during April.

BHETA members meet six buyers from The Range 27-May-2015
DIY, garden and housewares members of the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) enjoyed 68 appointments with buyers from The Range at the association's latest Meet the Buyer event.

PetQuip Business Village comes to Glee 2015 26-May-2015
With 70% of UK garden centres featuring a dedicated pet section, and this number growing year on year, Glee is boosting its profile in the petcare sector with the introduction of a PetQuip Business Village.

DIY indies triumph in Which? survey of favourite shops 26-May-2015
DIY and decorating independents are now amongst the very best shops in the country, coming third in a major new survey by Which?

Good weather drives profits up at Klondyke 26-May-2015
Last year's better weather helped Klondyke garden centres dramatically increase pre-tax profits.

Leekes stores add £4m of sales in full year 26-May-2015
A robust performance by the retail division of Leekes Retail & Leisure Group helped deliver a strong set of results for the year to March 2015.

DIY spend reaches six-year high 26-May-2015
Spending on DIY increased by 10% last year - taking it to its highest level since 2008, according to new research by Lloyds Bank.

Napoleon reports strong start to the year 22-May-2015
Napoleon Grills has reported that its 2015 sales to date have exceeded all expectations, with revenue by the end of the first week in May already ahead of its total sales figure for 2014.

UPDATE: Scotts to sell Solus brands 22-May-2015
The Scotts Company (UK) general manager Sheila Hill says buying the Solus business and own brands was not the wisest investment but that the addition of birdcare brand Chapelwood will make Scotts a stronger business.

Centurion Europe opens new showroom 21-May-2015
Centurion Europe's brand new showroom was declared 'open for business' recently when British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) home improvement sector director Peter Stone officially cut the ribbon at the leading wholesaler and distributor's newest facility.

Industry names bag Gold at Chelsea 20-May-2015
The wet weather didn't dampen the spirits of leading names in the DIY and garden industry at Chelsea this week, as the likes of Homebase, Bord na Mona and Hillier took home Gold for their show gardens and exhibits at the famous flower show.

Scotts Solus brand cull will leave only ChapelWood 20-May-2015
Scotts Solus Brands is ditching all the brands bar one that it bought from wholesaler Solus last year, saying they are "not core".

Town & Country donates over £2,000 to Greenfingers 20-May-2015
Town & Country has returned to the Chelsea Flower Show for its 23rd consecutive visit this year - and taken the opportunity to announce the final tally of its fundraising efforts for Greenfingers on Garden Re-Leaf Day 2015.

Smart Garden Products acquires Outside-in clocks 20-May-2015
Smart Garden Products has acquired the supplier of home and garden clocks, Outside-in Designs.

Hayes Garden World launches national kids competition 20-May-2015
Cumbrian garden centre Hayes Garden World is inviting entries from primary schools across the UK for its new Schools Art competition.

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