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B&Q merchandising director at BHETA meeting

Keynote speaker at the next BHETA DIY Sector meeting will be Mederic Payne, merchandising director of B&Q. 
23 February 2008

Retail sales jump in January

Office of National Statistics reports steady growth driven by food and household goods. 
21 February 2008

B&Q sees lfl sales dip in ‘challenging’ market

B&Q saw its like-for-like (lfl) sales dip 1.7% in a ‘challenging’ fourth quarter. 
21 February 2008

Bayer Garden asserts its market position

Brands to front marketing and media programme. 
21 February 2008

Glee 2008 website goes live

Glee has unveiled a new look for 2008 with the launch of GleeBirmingham.com. 
21 February 2008

Plasti-kote reports growing interest in ‘ease-of-use’ products

The latest GfK figures reveal that Plasti-kote drove a 12% volume growth and increased its market share to 77% by the end of 2007. 
19 February 2008

Unilever's John Jackson to speak at profiting from garden retail event

John Jackson, e-business manager at Unilever Foods UK, will be sharing his extensive knowledge and expertise with delegates at next week's Profiting from Garden Retail event organised by the HTA. 
19 February 2008

Grow-your-own boost for North East garden centre

Cowell's Garden Centre in Woolsington near Newcastle Airport says home-grown vegetables are in demand as people's lifestyles continue to embrace healthier living. 
19 February 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

Richardson to chair HTA Council

Andrew Richardson, of Johnson’s of Whixley, is to be the chairman of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) Council. 
15 February 2008

Industry Awards deadline extended

The Industry Awards has extended the deadline for entries to its 2008 awards to Thursday 21, February. 
15 February 2008

Bayer Garden ‘We can help campaign’ takes to the road

Bayer Garden is teaming up with gardening expert Chris Holden for a series of in-store staff training days at garden centres across the country. 
12 February 2008

Bank’s rate cut decision welcomed

The Bank of England’s decision to cut interest rates today has been welcomed by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). 
7 February 2008

Homebase to review advertising business

Diy and garden retailer looks at changing its current media partner. 
7 February 2008

DIY & Garden Show/Totally Tools wins exhibitor and visitor praise

Glowing reviews for DIY & Garden Show and Totally Tools 
7 February 2008

Slow start to year for NWF garden centres

Interim results for NWF Group have shown a difficult trading period for the the diversified sales and distribution business, which operates six garden centres. 
5 February 2008

Shoppers still favour DIY

Diy and garden market remains one of the largest in the UK durables sector. 
5 February 2008

Two new sponsors for Industry Awards

Mica and DHL Exel Supply Chain on board for 2008 event 
4 February 2008

Travis Perkins spends £20m on new branches

Travis Perkins has spent £20m in the first five weeks of 2008 opening 13 new branches – including four new Wickes stores. 
4 February 2008

Industry Awards 2008: DON'T MISS OUT!

Still time to get your entries in! 
4 February 2008
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