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BHETA confirms Birmingham move

In a letter to members on Friday, BHETA president Andrew Weiss confirmed that the association would make the move to Birmingham "as soon as practically possible". 
21 September 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

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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re: Toolstation.com excels in Which? website survey

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re: Further disruption to Argos distribution network, as workers gear up to strike

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re: Tommy Walsh: 'I'm really proud of my £1 tools'

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re: Kingfisher says goodbye to another director

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