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Ad watchdog supports JML Twista Mop no-drip claim

JML Direct has successfully defended its claim that its Twista Mop wrings out every last drop of water. 
28 October 2009

Multi-million pound investment for Charles Bentley

Brushware supplier Charles Bentley & Son Ltd has announced a move to larger premises, due to its rapid expansion, with a multi-million pound investment in new offices and a design and merchandising centre. 
18 March 2009

Christmas sales boost for John Lewis

John Lewis has shrugged off last week's profits slump to announce sales of its Christmas products were showing an 11.3% week-on-week increase. 
25 November 2008

M&S goes international

Marks & Spencer has launched an international delivery service giving potentially millions of customers access to its home accessories range through the internet. 
18 November 2008

Sainsbury's profits up 13.3% as firm announces push on homewares

Sainsbury's has, as the financial market widely predicted, announced pre-tax profits were up 13.3% to £272m. The supermarket now plans to increase the availability of its new 2,000-strong homeware line 'TU Home' launched in April this year. 
12 November 2008

LG Harris acquisition

Paint brush and decorating equipment manufacturer LG Harris has announced the acquisition of John Palmer Brush Company for an undisclosed sum. 
23 June 2008

Garden centre speaker for Housewares Conference

With DIY and garden retailers constantly evolving and adapting their businesses, many have looked to housewares as a way of diversifying and capturing more consumer spend. To this end, The Housewares Conference is thrilled to be able to address the subject head on at this year's conference. 
15 February 2008

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B&Q trials use of avatars for customer DIY queries

By bq bob
Oh my God what the hell is my company thinking, is it being run by a bunch of 12 year old s! Half our customers are older and would have no ...

good start

By whisper
Big job to reshape this business but looks like a good start...

Kingfisher Q2 sales show no negative impact from Brexit vote

By bq bob
Mz laury's salary package totals over 4000,000. Inc an 80% of salary bonus and 80% shares. That's over 19,000 an hour. I don't earn ...

Ex-BHS boss told to get off his yacht and sort BHS crisis

By BQ bob
Green is no difference to all the other fatcat ceo's. B&Q, tesco, boots,etc all these ceo's have seen their and their directors earnings ...

Kingfisher Q2 sales show no negative impact from Brexit vote

By bq bob
If she makes on target earnings she will earn 4.5 million! That is 19,000 a week!that is almost 2000 an hour, again 2000 per hour....