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Third year and counting for Sterling

Phoenix Security Products, has announced it is to sponsor Britain’s Best Security Retailer for the third consecutive year. 
7 September 2007

Wade Ceramics returns as Britain’s Best Cookshop sponsor

The organisers of Britain’s Best Retailer Awards are pleased to announce the return of Wade Ceramics – sponsors of Britain’s Best Cookshop. 
7 September 2007

Another year of sponsorship for Brintex

Brintex has confirmed another year of support for Britain’s Best Retailer Awards. 
7 September 2007

Comedian to host Britain's Best Retailer Awards

Writer and comedian Bob Mills is to host Britain’s Best Retailer Awards 2007. 
7 September 2007

Fairfax announces first year sponsorship

Fairfax has announced its sponsorship of the coffee in the prestigious Britain’s Best Retailer Awards. 
7 September 2007

Sunflex adds name to list of Sponsors

Sunflex is supporting Britain's Best Retailer Awards 2007 with sponsorship of Britain's Best Decorative category. 
7 September 2007

Focus DIY closures gather pace

In the last few days Focus DIY has earmarked three under-performing stores for sale or closure. 
7 September 2007

New 'bigger and better' store for Dunelm Mill

Dunelm Mill is to open a 'bigger and better' store in Peterborough promising customers a larger range of goods for the home. 
6 September 2007

Muelller Primaflow names new board

Mueller Primaflow has announced its new board of directors – with four of the members sharing the same christian name. 
6 September 2007

Homebase charity partners to receive over £10,000 from golf fundraiser

Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Irish Cancer Society, the official charity partners of Homebase, are set to benefit from a fundraising golf event taking place at Woburn Golf Club this Friday, September 7. 
6 September 2007

Kurawood to float on AIM

Kurawood has announced it plans to float on AIM, the alternative investment market. 
5 September 2007

Lean, Clean and Keen

Grange and their sister company Britannia Garden Products have been keen advocates of responsible sourcing for a number of years, supporting the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) from their early days. 
3 September 2007

Future of energy efficient halogen bulbs looks bright

With autumn just weeks away, Osram is set to make significant inroads into the light bulb market with the introduction of energy-efficient halogen bulbs. 
3 September 2007

Nothing beats good service and the family touch, says C C Clements & Sons

Ironmongers C C Clements & Son has been in business since 1875, and owner Mr George Squires says there’s no beating an old-fashioned, traditional approach to retailing. 
3 September 2007

It's a 'good move' for Sanders, says Burks

Managing director believes the garden centre's customers will benefit under new ownership 
3 September 2007

Sanders Garden World brought into Wyevale fold - UPDATE

A spokesperson for Sanders Garden World has confirmed reports that the Somerset garden centre has been bought by Wyevale. 
1 September 2007

Alba shareholders approve sale of leisure division

Alba shareholders have approved the sale of the leisure division's brands to private equity partnership Rutland Partners. 
1 September 2007

UK's summer set to be recorded as second wettest since records began

As if we didn't already know how wet the summer has been, the Met Office is likely to confirm it as one of the wettest since records began in 1914. 
31 August 2007

Screwfix appoints new agency for tv campaign

Screwfix has appointed media agency Mustoes to develop a tv campaign to push its services to the trade and diy customers. 
31 August 2007

Kelly Osbourne and Rolf Harris star in Worthit! tv push

Woolworths is set to launch a major tv campaign next week to support the second phase of the launch of its value brand Worthit! 
30 August 2007
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