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Upward sales trend continues at Screwfix

Fourth quarter results for Screwfix showed sales growth of 24.0% to £110 million in the 13 weeks ending February 2, 2008. 
10 March 2008

Knockout deals at Decco McMinn Chesham trade show

New products, an awards presentation, and a charity fundraiser were the order of the day at the recent Decco McMinn trade show at the prestigious Kempton Park Racecourse. 
10 March 2008

Adams to remain as president of EDRA

Secretariat confirms he will stay for the foreseeable future 
10 March 2008

Koelnmesse returns as Industry Awards sponsor

Koelnmesse sponsors both the Garden Tools and Hand Tools categories at this year’s Industry Awards. 
10 March 2008

JML branches into Europe

British consumer products brand JML is to expand into Europe. 
8 March 2008

Artex and Tetrion tie up for 2008

Artex has been appointed distributor in the homecare/decorative market for the famous Tetrion brand. 
8 March 2008

Further changes at Kingfisher businesses

Kingfisher's Brico Depot chiefs to step down 
7 March 2008

Business Meeting includes GIMA annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA) will take place on Thursday, March 13 before its regular Business Meeting. 
5 March 2008

Travis Perkins profits up to £261.4m

Wickes parent company, Travis Perkins (TP), has announced an 18.7% increase in pre-tax profits, but warned of a slowdown in market growth. 
4 March 2008

Adams to leave Kingfisher

George Adams, chief executive of Kingfisher's trade division is to leave the group at the end of March. 
2 March 2008

Wyevale buys Heighley Gate Garden Centre

Wyevale Garden Centres has continued its march into the north east of England with the acquisition of one of the North East’s leading garden centre businesses. 
29 February 2008

Screwfix counters - now 100 strong

Screwfix has opened its 100th Trade Counter. 
29 February 2008

British Craft Trade Fair to host creative designs for the great outdoors

Exhibitors at this year’s British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) will display stunning creations designed for the garden such as beautiful garden furniture, stunning sculptures, ceramic planters and colourful glassware. 
28 February 2008

Birmingham sees most home moves in 2007

Figures released by Recently Moved has identified where the most home moves took place in the UK in 2007. 
28 February 2008

Bring me sunshine

Provisional figures released today by the Met Office show that the UK has recorded the sunniest February since the UK-wide record began in 1929. 
28 February 2008

Decco Ipswich opens its doors to praise

After making a significant investment in a new gardening warehouse with more than 1,200 pallet spaces, Decco Ipswich opened its doors to customers with an Open Day and Supplier Exhibition at the end of January. 
28 February 2008

Half-year profit rise at Dunelm

Homewares retailer trading as Dunlem Mill sees stores generate 24% increase to £27.2 million. 
27 February 2008

B&Q wins hearts and minds of environmentally conscious shoppers

Exclusive Times survey finds diy retailer top of the class in its sector on green and social issues. 
27 February 2008

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
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