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Squire's scoops Silver Gilt at Hampton Court show 1-Jul-2015
Squire's Garden Centres is celebrating a Silver Gilt win at this week's RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, which opened yesterday and runs until Sunday.

Like-for-likes up again at Topps 1-Jul-2015
Topps Tiles grew like-for-like revenues by 5.9% in its third quarter, reflecting continued growth in market share, the company said today.

Norcros acquires Croydex for £21.9m 1-Jul-2015
Tile and bathroom products supplier Norcros has bought out Croydex Group in a deal worth £21.9m.

Beleaguered Wm Sinclair seeks 'significant funding' 30-Jun-2015
William Sinclair said today that it needed "significant progress towards a funding solution in the next few weeks", as it revealed a half-year slump in sales and profit.

DIY drives surge in Pinterest use 30-Jun-2015
Pinterest, the website that allows people to upload their own images and browse other people's, says DIY is now users' favourite topic.

Glee launches market intelligence reports for buyers 30-Jun-2015
Glee organiser i2i Events Group is launching a new resource of market data and intelligence for retailers.
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Construction workers 'lack confidence to do DIY' 29-Jun-2015
Almost half of construction workers don't do DIY jobs around their own home - either because they don't have the time or confidence.

£11m funding will drive growth at Stewart 29-Jun-2015
Stewart, the British manufacturer of plastic home and garden products, is poised for significant expansion after securing multi-million-pound funding.

Homebase sheds light on booming storage sales 29-Jun-2015
Householders are seemingly turning to creative ways of increasing storage space in their homes, with Homebase reporting a 200% year-on-year surge in sales of plastic sheds.

Garden centres back Cultivation Street campaign 29-Jun-2015
Leading garden centres, Kew Gardens and The Princes Foundation for Building Community are all getting behind national gardening campaign Cultivation Street in 2015.

Sabichi opens homewares concept within Dreams 29-Jun-2015
Homewares brand Sabichi has partnered with leading UK bed specialist Dreams to open a new concept within its Watford Dreams at Home store.

BIRA hits the road to help retailers 29-Jun-2015
The British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA) will be taking to the road again this summer to speak with independent retailers in towns across the UK, providing a range of ideas to help their businesses.

Homebase on the lookout for next generation of interior designers 29-Jun-2015
Homebase is offering 14 young people an opportunity to join its training scheme designed to help them gain experience and qualifications in interior design and decorating.

Next chooses Plymouth for new Home store 29-Jun-2015
Next has announced plans to build a new Home store in Plymouth.

New ownership and new investment for Gardman 24-Jun-2015
Gardman announced today that it has been bought out by its management, backed by private equity fund Rutland Partners.

Award for Lynwood marks growth into Europe 23-Jun-2015
The Lynwood Decorating Products brand of British paint brush manufacturer LG Harris has won a prestigious award in recognition of its growth in Europe.

Al-Murad to open new outlet every six weeks 23-Jun-2015
Tile multiple Al-Murad is celebrating 30 years in retail with the announcement of a huge investment in expansion.

Glee introduces sales inspiration to Green Heart 22-Jun-2015
Originally designed as a showcase of UK growers, Glee's Green Heart feature will be expanded at this year's show to incorporate international growers and new promotional ideas.

Catering serves up good garden centre sales in May 22-Jun-2015
Catering was the best performer in garden centres during May, new figures from the Garden Centre Association reveal.

Kingfisher's Tradepoint launches new design tool 19-Jun-2015
TradePoint has launched a new online design platform, Tradepoint Spaces, which will enable tradesmen to show clients an exact visual of how their finished project could look in a 3D rendered view.

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