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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

High street news 
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

Straight: we've put the problems of 2007 behind us

Recycling business looks forward to 2008 with new orders and new products. 
16 April 2008

Weather hampers diy and garden sales, say BRC

Poor March sees dip in like-for-likes. 
16 April 2008

Scotsdales joins Tillington Group

Md says joining will help develop ideas and share information. 
16 April 2008

Non-food gains for Tesco

'Robust' performance helped by Direct catalogue. 
15 April 2008

Entries accepted for GIMA Awards 2008

Entries are now being accepted for the GIMA Awards 2008 – the ‘Oscars’ of the garden industry. 
15 April 2008

Digital boost for Hozelock

Watering, spraying and pond equipment leader to educate consumers with interactive microsite. 
15 April 2008

OFT considers 'undertakings' in Home Retail-Focus deal

Proposed divestment would remedy merger questions. 
15 April 2008

Walker Greenbank continues progress

Walker Greenbank, the luxury interior furnishings group, has continued its progress after reporting an increase in profits from £1.4m to £3.1m in its preliminary results for the 12-month period ended January 31, 2008. 
11 April 2008

Space-saving programme progressing well, says B&Q

'Win-win' scenario will lead to additional space let throughout 2008. 
11 April 2008

The retail week: April 6 - April 12

High street news 
11 April 2008

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