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Watson home hardware wins cookshop window dressing competition

Watson Home Hardware (Sutton-on-Sea) has won Home Hardware’s Cookshop Window Dressing Competition. Abbotts DIY (Ottery St Mary) and Danum Home Hardware (Doncaster) received joint runner’s up prizes. The competition was introduced this year (... 
23 October 2017

Oak Furniture Land opens showroom in Llandudno

Oak Furniture Land will open a 18,122 sq ft showroom at the Mostyn Champneys Retail Park in Llandudno where Staples used to be, creating seven jobs. The retailer features more than 23 furniture ranges including Shay, Canterbury and St Ives. It is ... 
20 October 2017

John Lewis introduces concierge style shopping experience

Today, John Lewis has revealed details of a new 'concierge style' shopping experience which the retailer will trial at its new service-led shop in Oxford which opens its doors next Tuesday. The initiative forms part of the company’s plans to ... 
20 October 2017

Indie hardware shop pays homage to Two Ronnies sketch

Following regular requests for ‘four candles’, a hardware shop owner in Croxley Green has made a unique set of candles from fork handles, much to the delight of his customers.Inspired by the famous Two Ronnies comedy sketch, Tony Walker, the owner ... 
19 October 2017

Wickes owner sees like-for-like growth from price increase

The owner of home and DIY retailers Wickes and Toolstation saw like-for-like sales jump 4.1% in third quarter of the year, up from 2.7% in the first six months, alongside total sales growth of 3.5%, with a 5% growth specifically in the consumer ... 
19 October 2017

Akzo misses Q3 earnings due to "strong headwinds"

Akzo Nobel released its Q3 2017 results today, reporting a second profit warning since the failed takeover approach from PPG industries earlier this year. The report showed volumes were 2% higher overall, driven by Decorative Paints and Performance ... 
18 October 2017

Oak Furniture Land opens first showroom in Derry and second store in Northern Ireland

Oak Furniture Land opened its first showroom in Derry on Saturday 14 October 2017 and its second store in Northern Ireland. The 8,708 sq ft showroom located at the Crescent Link Retail Park, has created six new jobs and forms part of the company’s ... 
18 October 2017

The Range announces new stores

The Range has announced a new concept of stores in Cornwall. The Range on the Beach, which will have more seasonal opening hours than the larger outlets in the UK, will be tested out for the first time in Cornwall next year in time for the new ... 
18 October 2017

BHETA attracts new DIY members

Robinson Young and Milliamp are the latest companies to sign up to The British Home Enhancement Trade Association’s (BHETA) many membership benefits.Robinson Young is a UK-dedicated largescale specialist distributor of non-food FMCG products. It ... 
18 October 2017

Squire’s opens stylish new café bar in Shepperton centre

Family-run garden retailer Squire’s Garden Centres has revamped the café at its centre in Shepperton, Middlesex to create a striking new café bar, complete with afternoon tea area and piano.The new eatery boasts stylish new decor and there are now ... 
17 October 2017

DLF Seeds lands exclusive distribution deal on MossOff chemical free

DLF Seeds Ltd has announced a new partnership with VivaGreen Group and will act as a distributor of VivaGreen’s products in the UK, representing the range of MossOff Chemical Free products.The deal will see DLF start selling the products via the ... 
17 October 2017

Retail footfall down third month in a row

Footfall in September decreased by 1.2% year-on-year, the same decrease as in August, in line with the three-month rolling average of -1.2% and below the 12-month rolling average of -0.4%, according to figures produced by the British Retail ... 
16 October 2017

The Range hopes for go-ahead on new superstore

Discount retailer The Range's plans for a superstore and new headquarters on a former Ministry of Defence (MoD) site in Plymouth hopes to get the green light from councillors at a meeting on October 19, 2017. The new development could create about ... 
16 October 2017

IKEA hikes prices by 3%

Furniture retailer IKEA Group has increased prices by 3% in Britain to compensate for a slump in sterling after the country’s decision to leave the EU, which has pushed up import costs. The Group imports many of the products it sells in Britain, ... 
16 October 2017

ERA Homeguard shortlisted for security award

Home security specialist, ERA has impressed judges of the IFSEC Security & Fire Excellence Awards with its new cloud-based alert and monitoring alarm system, Homeguard, which has been shortlisted for the Intruder Alarm or Exterior Deterrent ... 
16 October 2017

Profits up for Home Bargains

Home Bargains owner TJ Morris has increased turnover to almost £1.9bn, while the family-owned retailers profits have risen by a quarter.The company has reported a turnover of £1.87bn for the year ending 30 June 2017, which is 17% higher than a year ... 
16 October 2017

Akzo Nobel decorative paints UK awarded carbon trust triple standard

Akzo Nobel’s Decorative Paints UK business has been awarded the Carbon Trust Triple Standard?—?the second time that AkzoNobel has won this prestigious award.This award recognises AkzoNobel as having the greatest positive impact on the environment, ... 
13 October 2017

DIY Week Awards: Entry has never been simpler

With a new-look website and exciting new categories, it has never been easier to enter the DIY Week Awards.As well as revamping our categories to reflect the changing home improvement and garden retail sector, we have simplified the entry process to ... 
13 October 2017

Tesco and Aldi joins list of retailers defying £1 cut off date

The discount supermarket chain Aldi is to accept the old £1 coins in its UK stores for two weeks after the cut off date where they stop circulation.The UK’s largest retailer, Tesco, also said earlier this week that it would allow its shoppers to pay ... 
13 October 2017

Perrywood GC on a mission to bring houseplants to classrooms in Essex

As part of its Green Up Your Gaff campaign, award-winning Perrywood Garden Centre is hoping to boost concentration, improve air quality and reduce stress levels by visiting local schools in the area and providing them with free houseplants.The ... 
13 October 2017
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