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British Ceramic Tile sells Trade Warehouse format

After a review of the company's "distribution routes to the market place" British Ceramic Tile (BCT) has agreed to sell its four Trade Warehouses for an undisclosed sum. 
24 June 2010

Topps 'satisfied' with latest trading figures

Topps Tiles has reported, ahead of the period close, stronger sales than last year for the 27-weeks to April 3. However, the company still sees consumer confidence as 'unstable' and describes trading in the second quarter as "subdued". 
31 March 2010

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