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Travis Perkins: we're gaining market share

Claims gains in slowing markets. 
15 May 2008

Shareholder joins Sir Tom Hunter's bandwagon

Clothing store owner submits affidavit. 
14 May 2008

Homewares: consumers driven by replicating lifestyle choices

Aspirational products reflect change in customer habits and provide greater sales opportunities says Erol Sukan, business group director within GfK Retail and Technology. 
12 May 2008

Niche and specialist sites win out over recent sunny spell

Justlawnmowers and Flaming Barbecues top traffic searches. 
12 May 2008

Whitehall Garden Centres joins the Tillington Group

Move gives us impetus to move forward, says Whitehall md. 
12 May 2008

Hunter challenges Dobbies in court

West Coast Capital wants share offer underwritten by Tesco called off as 'it is not in the interests of shareholders'. 
10 May 2008

Industry Awards 2008 announces winners

Great achievements and innovations celebrated. 
9 May 2008

Opening day success for Abbott's in Seaton

Customers flock to Devon shop. 
6 May 2008

Dunelm Mill shines

Sales rise 12.2%; confident on prospects 
2 May 2008

Chocbox founder makes a million

Peter Moule secures UK retailer and distribution deals; interest from overseas suppliers. 
2 May 2008

Silverline Tools honoured at award win

Hard work justifies newcomer award, says md. 
2 May 2008

New sponsor backs Industry Awards

Home & Gift show supports this month's Industry Awards. 
2 May 2008

Something's cooking - Brits keen to get back in the kitchen

Mintel survey reveals a love affair with good old fashioned home-cooked fare. 
1 May 2008

Waspinator makes radio debut

Wasp free zone product graces Chris Evans' Drivetime show. 
1 May 2008

HRG warning as Homebase sales drop

Homebase saw its sales drop 4.1% in the 12 months to March 1 as its owner the Home Retail Group (HRG) warned of tough times ahead. 
30 April 2008

The retail week: April 20 - April 26

Sainsbury's encourages shoppers to bring their own bags; Cash makes a comeback; Britons write positive product reviews online. 
29 April 2008

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

What do you think?

As we near the end of another summer season, which product category do you expect to be the biggest seller as we head towards to autumn and winter?

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