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Retailer shares begin to recover, but Carpetright's tumble 28-Jun-2016
After the initial shock of the EU referendum result, shares in retailers including Next and M&S have begun to recover, though Carpetright's share price has dropped by a fifth amid warnings of reduced consumer confidence.

Home improvements set to rise in wake of Brexit vote 27-Jun-2016
A recent study has found that 12% of homeowners (a figure of 1.7m) are now less likely to sell their property in the next 3 years following the result of the EU referendum.

Leekes delivers £2m profit boost in end-of-year results 27-Jun-2016
Leekes department stores and the Vale Resort have delivered strong growth as part of the Leekes Retail and Leisure Group, achieving a £2m improvement in profitability in the year to March 31, 2016.

Glee 2016: Registration now live 27-Jun-2016
Online registration for Glee (September 12 - 14, NEC Birmingham) is now live, enabling buyers and retailers to get online and book their free ticket to the leading showcase for the garden and leisure industry. Register online today to save £20 and receive free parking and show catalogue.

Britain votes OUT of the EU 24-Jun-2016
With a 52% majority and over one million votes up, Britain has voted to leave the European Union.
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Bunnings to save up to 700 Homebase jobs 23-Jun-2016
Wesfarmers, parent group of Bunnings and now Homebase, held a strategy day this week, with bosses outlining plans to save as many Homebase jobs, put under threat by Home Retail Group's previous plans to close 18 stores, as possible.

BHS Update: Sir Philip Green to offer jobs to BHS staff 22-Jun-2016
Following his questioning by MPs last week, former BHS owner Sir Philip Green has pledged to offer 1,000 jobs to BHS staff at his Arcadia retail businesses.

Garden Centres see Bank Holiday sales boost 22-Jun-2016
Sales in traditional and non-traditional categories were up during May thanks to the Bank Holidays according to the Garden Centre Association's (GCA) Barometer of Trade results.

Autumn Fair to return bigger and better than ever 22-Jun-2016
Autumn Fair is set to return this season with what organisers are promising to be "a stellar line-up of new brands and new engaging content through a full line-up of inspirational speakers and seminars, cementing the event as the season's No.1 Gift and Home Trade Show."

Grange invests £30m in manufacturing 22-Jun-2016
Decorative garden structures and fencing company Grange is to benefit from a significant additional investment from its Polish parent company Stelmet in a considerably expanded supply chain capacity. This will create additional manufacturing capability and provide an additional UK distribution site in the south east of England.

Toolbank hosts regional trade show 21-Jun-2016
More than 200 retailers and merchants recently flocked to the Great Southern Show at Newbury Racecourse hosted by Toolbank.

Wyevale's Coley GC to close after almost 40 years 20-Jun-2016
Wyevale has made the decision to close down Coley Garden Centre, which has been trading in Calderdale for nearly four decades, at the end of July.

Former Argos bidder Steinhoff eyes up Poundland 20-Jun-2016
South African retail giant Steinhoff, which pulled out of the bidding for Argos at the eleventh hour earlier this year, has reportedly announced its interest in buying Poundland.

Hillview acquires Scotland Nurseries 20-Jun-2016
Hillview Garden Centes has acquired its tenth garden centre, Scotland Nurseries in Matlock, Derbyshire.

Wyevale smashes £750k charity target 17-Jun-2016
Wyevale Garden Centres are celebrating reaching their £750,000 fundraising target for charity partner Marie Curie, the UK's leading charity for people living with any terminal illness and their families, more than 12 months ahead of schedule.

BREAKING: Dobbies sold for £217m 17-Jun-2016
Tesco confirmed today that it has sold Dobbies Garden Centres - but not to Terra Firma or Edinburgh Woollen Mill owners as rumoured.

Industry names go-kart for RDT 16-Jun-2016
Seventeen teams of competitive karters sweltered on the hottest day of the year at Team Sport Go Karting in Warrington as they battled it out to win one of the many trophies in the 2016 Rainy Day Trust Karting Challenge.

Kitchen and bathroom worktop market reaches £200m 15-Jun-2016
The value of the overall kitchen and bathroom worktop market is estimated to have reached more than £200m in 2015, according to AMA Research.

B&Q to face a grilling over pay at shareholder meeting 15-Jun-2016
Kingfisher bosses are expected to face a grilling over staff pay and conditions during the business' shareholder meeting this week.

Exclusively Housewares kicks off in style 14-Jun-2016
A full house of exhibitors and a healthy crowd of visitors kicked off this year's Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical shows in London today (June 14).

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