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Diy buyer at Home Hardware South West wins trip to Paris

Paul Andrews jets off to Paris Fashion Week catwalk shows 
27 April 2007

New appointment for Mister Blister

Manchester-based packaging specialist extends its customer service team 
27 April 2007

Home Hardware Southwest pays rebate to members

Loyalty and commitment rewarded, says chairman 
26 April 2007

Lister Locks moves ahead with expansion programme

Changes 'very well received,' says chief executive 
26 April 2007

More sponsors sign up for Industry Awards

Five sponsors including Lakeland, the BBC, and Tenax have announced their backing of the Industry Awards. 
26 April 2007

Instore delays results

Majority shareholder looks for buyer 
26 April 2007

UK homeowners seeking second property

Buy-to-let seen as good alternative to pension plans 
25 April 2007

Logan Homecare closes its doors

Internet and sheds force closure 
25 April 2007

Homebase puts environmental challenge to staff

Stores to compete to become 'Green Store Champion 2007' 
25 April 2007

Homebase launches first ever trade card

Trial to hit London and Midlands 
24 April 2007

Strong start to the year for Hozelock

Watering equipment market leader sees sales 'exceed expectations' 
24 April 2007

B&Q joins forces with high street retailers to cut carbon footprint

Tesco, Marks & Spencer and Sky front green campaign 
23 April 2007

Strong progress for Dobbies

Sales and store developments blossom 
23 April 2007

Glee reveals changes for 2007 exhibition

New publicity campaign to push 'Going Green' initiative 
20 April 2007

Rate rises now hitting customers, says BRC

Sales volume growth still healthy but slowing 
20 April 2007

Walker Greenbank posts turnover increase

A year of excellent progress with continued strong organic growth, says chairman 
18 April 2007

Trade picks up for Flying Brands

Gifts and gardening turn in storng performances 
18 April 2007

Wyevale to trade under two names

Wyevale and Blooms brands to remain 
18 April 2007

Liberal Democrats call for energy efficiency improvements to properties

Homes lose energy too easily, says leader 
17 April 2007

Klondyke buys Holland Arms garden centre

Acquisition takes the group's portfolio of centres to 23 
17 April 2007
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