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Masseys' sales soar after business relocates and expands 15-Apr-2014
Sales have "gone through the roof" since Derbyshire DIY and garden store Masseys moved into larger, purpose-built premises last month.

TGCG appoints fresh talent to boost trading division 15-Apr-2014
The Garden Centre Group has moved to expand its commercial capabilities and offering to customers by appointing leading talent from across the retail industry.

Man in court after throwing paint in Home Bargains 14-Apr-2014
An angry customer of a branch of Home Bargains in Greater Manchester found himself in court after tipping a pot of paint over the counter.

New high-speed system for Crown to fill paint cans quicker 14-Apr-2014
Crown Paints has invested £1m in a new high-speed manufacturing system which is designed to speed up the filling of paint cans by as much as 75%.

Lakeland receives global award for excellence 14-Apr-2014
As it approaches its 50th anniversary, Lakeland has been recognised by The International Housewares Association for its achievements and contribution to the housewares industry.

Rainy Day Trust signs up US housewares association 14-Apr-2014
The International Housewares Association (IHA) is the latest organisation to support the industry charity the Rainy Day Trust.

Peat-free momentum drives sales at Bord na Móna 14-Apr-2014
Bord na Móna UK has ended its financial year 2013/14 showing a 36% rise in its branded sales year on year.

Vitax signs two-year deal to sponsor The National Forest's Wood Fair 11-Apr-2014
As one of the UK's leading manufacturers of garden and horticulture products, Vitax has signed a two-year deal to sponsor The National Forest's Wood Fair.

Kick Out The Can initiative for Crown Decorating Centres 11-Apr-2014
Crown Decorating Centres is running a paint recycling campaign between April 18 and May 6, during which people will be able to take their unwanted paint to their local centre.

QEP acquires French trade names Tomecanic and Benetiere 10-Apr-2014
In a deal made last month, QEP bolstered its position as the world's leading supplier of tiling and flooring when its wholly-owned French subsidiary PRCI completed the purchase of French trade names Tomecanic and Benetiere.

Twyford garden centre planning row resolved 10-Apr-2014
The owner of Hare Hatch Sheeplands in Twyford, Rob Scott, has withdrawn his appeal against enforcement notices issued by Wokingham Borough Council, bringing the end to an 18-month saga.

Chelsea Flower Show tickets up for grabs 10-Apr-2014
Compost and fertiliser company, Bord na Móna, is giving away five pairs of tickets for the Chelsea Flower Show in May.

Screwfix looks to double size of Stoke distribution centre 9-Apr-2014
Screwfix has applied for permission to build a 300,00sq ft distribution centre next to its existing 325,000sq ft site in Stoke on Trent.
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Shop vacancy figures remain stable for March 9-Apr-2014
Figures released by the Local Data Company (LDC) show that Britain's shop vacancy rate remains the same as it was in February at 13.6%.

GIMA launches £5,000 innovator's seed corn fund 9-Apr-2014
A £5,000 innovator's seed corn fund has been launched by GIMA to help one lucky winner with the development of a new product.

Homebase research proves flowers trigger memories 8-Apr-2014
Homebase has teamed up with Professor Martin Conway to prove that flowers can conjure up memories through their colours and smells.

Administrator to close 17 Paul Simon stores 8-Apr-2014
Following the announcement that home furnishings retailer Paul Simon had gone into administration, administrator Deloitte will close 17 stores out of 50.
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Solus brings in advisor to look at future options 7-Apr-2014
Just days after the news broke that negotiations between Scotts and Solus about joining forces had broken down, Solus has announced that it has engaged business advisory firm Grant Thornton to look at strategic options for the business.
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Wilmslow-based garden centre to close 7-Apr-2014
Ned Yates Garden Centre in Moor Lane, Wilmslow, will close as owner Trevor Jacques and his son concentrate on growing their landscape gardening business.

New £10m ad campaign for B&Q sees iconic orange apron take centre stage 7-Apr-2014
B&Q's new 'Unleash the B&Q in you' campaign aims to motivate customers to tackle home improvement projects this Easter.


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