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Barton Grange finally opens doors

Customers praise new £15m centre. 
28 March 2008

Sanders GardenWorld unveils expansion plans

Wyevale-owned Sanders GardenWorld unveiled its plans for a proposed extension at an open evening for members of the public recently (March 25). 
28 March 2008

Barbecue market worth over £6.7 billion

Alfresco eating as popular as ever despite wettest summer for 250 years. 
28 March 2008

Group sales up, profits down at Kingfisher

Cheshire announces management changes as consumer uncertainties hit full-year profits. 
27 March 2008

Topps: increasing challenges ahead

Economic backdrop makes for a tough consumer market, warns the chief executive. 
26 March 2008

Rawlplug to move production overseas

Owners look to make savings. 
25 March 2008

Fair & Square member scoops £1,000

Dorset retailer wins free stock in prize draw. 
25 March 2008

KSD Wholesale shuts the door

After ten and a half years KSD Wholesale has been forced to shut the door, writes Stuart Dick.
 
25 March 2008

Wyevale joins forces with WRAP to give compost tips

Wyevale Garden Centres has teamed up with WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) to offer free advice and tips to visitors at a selection of its garden centres nationwide during April and May. 
25 March 2008

Royle visit for former Sefton Meadows Garden Centre

It’s not every day that you get a member of the Royle family opening a garden centre in Maghull and yet on Good Friday that’s exactly what happened. 
25 March 2008

Kingfisher to cut dividend

Kingfisher is expected to cut its dividend by up to 50%. 
22 March 2008

Klondyke to oppose Dobbies' plans for Orton Grange site

Garden centre needs are already being met says chairman. 
21 March 2008

Rob Cissell joins Wal-Mart

Robert Dyas ceo to lead US retailer's expansion in China. 
20 March 2008

Book now or miss out!

Retailers from John Lewis, Selfridges and Cargo to independent cookshops, hardware stores, wholesalers and garden centre buyers will hear the industry's leading lights make their predictions and share their knowledge and advice at the first ever Housewares Conference - are you? 
20 March 2008

Barton Grange to miss Easter opening

'Early next week,' a spokesperson says. 
20 March 2008

Retail sales: too early to call

With an early Easter, March and April together should give a clearer picture of underlying demand levels, say retail analysts. 
20 March 2008

HTA introduces Bill to relax Sunday trading laws

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has introduced a Bill in the House of Lords to amend the Sunday Trading Act 1994 and extend the hours garden centres can trade on Sunday. 
19 March 2008

Charlie Dimmock launches national search with Ronseal

Celebrity gardener, Charlie Dimmock, will makeover nation’s worst beer gardens with Eco woodcare. 
19 March 2008

Easter week worth £8bn to retailers

The eight days of Easter 2008 are expected to be worth £8 billion to UK retailers, up 3% on last year. 
19 March 2008

Easy Gardener teams up with Wyevale to launch new Eco range

Wyevale will present an exclusive Easy Gardener collection to consumers at the end of March. 
19 March 2008
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