Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

Latest News

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

Buoyant results from Churchill China

Churchill China is expected to exceed market expectations when it announces its results for the current financial year. 
30 August 2007

Sponsors sign up for Britain’s Best Retailer Awards 2007

The fifth annual Britain’s Best Retailer Awards is pleased to announce the continuing support from the diy, garden, and housewares industries leading brands. 
30 August 2007

Notcutts completes sale of nursery arm

Family business Notcutts has sold its nurseries division to two former directors to concentrate on retailing. 
30 August 2007

Argos heads Tesco in online shopping list

Argos swapped places with supermarket giant Tesco in the August listing of the UK's top e-retailers. 
30 August 2007

Former Mica manager joins Home Hardware

Home Hardware has announced the appointment of Steve Fletcher as business development officer (Midlands and North). He will take over from Ian Blake, who retires later this year. 
29 August 2007

Poor turn-out for Bank Holiday, says shopper index

Data released today shows that 73% of the 3,100 stores that make up the sample for The Retail Traffic Index suffered a year-on-year decline in footfall. 
28 August 2007

BRC urges EU to reject import tax on energy saving lightbulbs

Retail body calls for EU commissioners to reject a move which will force consumers to pay more for energy efficient light bulbs. 
28 August 2007

Must-have features for the garden

New research by Halifax Estate Agents shows that mature shrubs and trees together with a paved patio area are the nation's favoured garden features. 
27 August 2007
*

What do you think?


Are we seeing a rise in consumers interested in smart home security?



Latest reader comments

re: Further Homebase closures ahead

Shaun Collorick
Cheltenham homebase has closing down signs outside, but not Gloucester homebase.... Yet!...

re: B&Q sales slide, as Screwfix decision to exit German market costs millions

B&Q bob
No surprises from us on the shopfloor management paralysed by fear of jobs and to weak to take chances so bumble around. Ranges boring, and ...

re: Further Homebase closures ahead

Miss l'a tesha gc Wilson
Please keep me updated regards all Store closures Thank you...

re: Graham Bell to head up B&Q as part of Kingfisher reshuffle

Peter Earl
I HOPE GRAHAM BELL THE NEW CEO OF B&Q GETS TO GRIPS OF THE COMPANY VERY SOON.MY WIFE WENT FROM SHADOXHURST TO GILLINGHAM TO GET SOME ...

re: Quick and easy wood treatment oil from Frogsuit

Helen
hi, I have some brand new teak garden furniture would the clear be suitable to keep the new look of the wood....

Most read stories