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Fire at Thatcham Garden Centre

Blaze damages stock 
13 April 2007

Sunny spells and Easter boost March sales

Home improvement goods fare well as consumers keep spending 
13 April 2007

Buckinghamshire town sees sales blossom over Easter

High Wycombe's retailers report 69% increase 
13 April 2007

Green homes sway property buyers

Research shows Britons are looking closely at environmentally-friendly features 
12 April 2007

Serving up summer sales, alfresco style

UK consumers are now enjoying more than 110 million barbecue occasions a year 
12 April 2007

New UK sales director for Scotts' consumer gardening business

Keith Boad has been appointed UK sales director 
12 April 2007

Get your act together, shareholder tells Woolworths management

Baugur openly attacks retailer's refurbishment of stores 
11 April 2007

Easter boom for diy superstores

10,900 sales per second and the best diy Easter since 2004 
10 April 2007

Shopper numbers rise in March

Feel-good factor returning after winter hiberation 
5 April 2007

Homebase launches electronic decorating voucher

A first on the market, says retailer 
5 April 2007

Laird Group waits for shareholder approval

D-day approaches for security division 
5 April 2007

Wyevale to stop selling 'eco-unfriendly' lines

Chain to start pushing green credentials 
5 April 2007

Webbs of Wychbold launches an online shop

A natural extension of the Webbs brand, says chief executive 
4 April 2007

February shop price index shows fall

DIY and Hardware index indicates prices 1.64% higher than in 2006 
4 April 2007

Green issues high on homebuyers' checklist

Energy-efficient homes may mean a quick sale 
4 April 2007

York next for Dobbies

Scottish chain continues march into England 
3 April 2007

Own-brand push for Woolworths

Worth It range to include homewares 
2 April 2007

Easter worth £7.8bn to retailers

BRC lists value of Bank Holiday spending 
2 April 2007

Advent Tools adds excitement

Adding excitement to the 20th Industry Awards will be Birmingham-based Advent Tools. 
2 April 2007

ICI backs Industry Awards

ICI Paints will be rolling out the welcome mat for this year’s Industry Awards. 
2 April 2007

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