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Ironmongery Direct lays out consumer plans

Direct supplier looks to broaden appeal to encompass more diy-ers. 
29 April 2008

New B&Q trade discount card offers up to 25% discount

Card holders entitled to cash back. 
29 April 2008

Nigel Wright sponsors Industry Awards for fourth consecutive year

The sponsorship marks an excellent opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication of individuals and teams in the industry, says market manager. 
28 April 2008

Focus DIY claims take-away kitchens are 'head and shoulders' above competition

Chain introduces strong range to challenge market leaders. 
28 April 2008

Jack's back

One of the highest selling tools in the UK, the Irwin Jack 880 launches this week. 
28 April 2008

Godfrey DIY celebrates 25 years trading with customers

It's a great honour to reach our 25th birthday and lovely to treat our customers, says md. 
26 April 2008

Home Retail warns of difficult year

Human resources head calls the diy market 'tricky'. 
25 April 2008

Sowing the seeds of expansion

Nursery plant business Plants R Ross receives planning permission for a rural-themed garden centre with related shops. 
23 April 2008

Gilman undecided on future plans

B&Q Asia ceo tells management magazine he'll consider his options over the summer. 
23 April 2008

Busy month for Homebase

Retailer moves to strengthen home enhancement credentials. 
22 April 2008

B&Q angers plant suppliers

Retailer accused of using 'strong-arm' tactics to withdraw from orders. 
21 April 2008

Leekes looks to capitalise on home expert branding

Welsh retailer considers options to add to store estate. 
21 April 2008

DIY & Garden Show changes to Totally DIY

New range of initiatives and fresh look for shows in 2009. 
21 April 2008

Strength of Euro drives shoppers to London

Western European visitors helped maintain sales growth across stores during March. 
21 April 2008

Solex highlights inspiration behind today's outdoor lifestyles

Provision of photo sets can be used to promote the benefits of modern outdoor materials, say organisers. 
21 April 2008

Robert Dyas appoints Steven Round as ceo

Former Kingfisher and MFI director Steven Round named chief executive of Robert Dyas. 
20 April 2008

The retail week: April 13 - April 19

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20 April 2008

BBC presenter to compere 2008 Industry Awards

BBC news reporter, Louisa Preston, will be the compere for next month’s 2008 Industry Awards. 
18 April 2008

Sam’s Trade Centre joins awards sponsors

Sam’s Trade Centre has joined the distinguished list of sponsors of the 2008 Industry Awards. 
18 April 2008

BHF Finance reduces lending rates

Following last week’s interest rate cut, BHF Finance has reduced its lending rates to members. 
17 April 2008
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