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Husqvarna says it will invest 'whatever we need' to promote Gardena

Marketing manager says the growth and development of the Gardena is a priority. 
11 December 2007

Thieves raid three garden centres

Three garden centres – in Brigg, North Lincolnshire, Swansea, Wales, and Calderdale, Halifax – have been hit by thieves in the last week. 
11 December 2007

Under fire Woolworths renegotiates debt, says report

Struggling high street chain, Woolworths is understood to be under pressure to renegotiate its debt. 
10 December 2007

Britons not as green as they appear

Over 80% of people believe that climate change is having an impact on the UK right now and yet 40% of us are doing nothing to reduce our energy use. 
10 December 2007

Glynn Davis resigns as president of GIMA

Departure from Konstsmide UK means he is no longer eligible for the position, says association. 
10 December 2007

Kingfisher ‘vulnerable’ to takeover says analyst

Kingfisher could be at its most vulnerable to a takeover from its American counterpart, Home Depot. 
7 December 2007

Robert Dyas suffers profits drop

Robert Dyas' profits have slumped to their lowest level in three years as low customer numbers and 'drought conditions' hit sales. 
7 December 2007

Work underway on Dobbies at Southport

Work is now well underway on the £10m state-of-the-art Garden World at Bentham's Way in Southport. 
7 December 2007

Flats and maisonettes top new builds in UK

NHBC's latest statistics show that the principal housing type being started in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is a flat and a maisonette. 
7 December 2007

Decco unveils ‘Fair and Square 2008’

Profile of members' stores raised with new designs. 
30 November 2007

Home Hardware announces 'Supplier of the Year'

STV wins award for supplier performance, delivery, and ease of business. 
30 November 2007

Marshalls wins Most Admired Building Company Award

Recognition for commitment to sustainability follows National Gold Award at the International Green Apple Awards 2007. 
30 November 2007

Kingfisher chairman predicts soft demand in the coming months

B&Q's retail profits fall 12% as international businesses grow by 4%. 
29 November 2007

Energy efficiency lighting market worth £200m

New directives, growing consumer awareness, and concerns about the impact of carbon emissions on the environment are driving the overall market for energy efficient lighting to a value of £200m in 2007. 
29 November 2007

WRAP seeks partners in diy and home improvement sector

800,000 tonnes of packaging waste produced by the sector, says government body. 
29 November 2007

Topps reports increased revenue growth in tough market

Topps Tiles saw its total group revenue increase 15.4% to £207.9m and like-for-like sales rise 4.7% in the year ended September 29, 2007. 
27 November 2007

Wyevale strikes deal with Countrywide Farmers

Garden centre brings in pet, equestrian, and farm products concession. 
27 November 2007

Wilkinson opens small-format outlet

Nottinghamshire outlet puts it at the heart of the community, hardware retailer says. 
26 November 2007

Businesses most prepared for climate change will thrive

Met Office chairman Robert Napier will address the influential CBI annual conference on Tuesday November 27 outlining where and how businesses can thrive in a changing climate. 
26 November 2007

GCA relocates to Oxfordshire

The move is good for the association, and good for the environment, says chairman. 
23 November 2007

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