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Regulatory update from Dunelm

The latest update from Dunelm


22 April 2020

Weekly economic update from BHETA

According to BHETA, the latest weekly Covid-19 financial update for members, forecast growth in DIY and garden expenditure for 2020 has now dropped to minus 12.1%. 
22 April 2020

Wyevale Nurseries’ new cold store extends the bare root season

Wyevale Nurseries’ new cold store facilities have allowed the company to extend its bare root hedging and forestry transplant supply season to assist customers seeking supplies. 
21 April 2020

Smart Plant launches Covid-19 relief fund

10% of every purchase goes to the NHS as part of its COVID-19 #greenrelief campaign. 
20 April 2020


A BHETA-facilitated video conference credit crisis forum aimed at DIY suppliers proved a hit with leading brands in the sector. 
20 April 2020

Business blooms for online garden centre

A web-based garden centre has seen record sales as locked-down Brits stock their gardens online.



17 April 2020

AkzoNobel launches Dulux EasyCare+

AkzoNobel has launched Dulux EasyCare+. 
17 April 2020

AkzoNobel and SOS Children’s Villages extends global partnership

A global partnership between SOS Children’s Villages and AkzoNobel has been extended for another three years. 
16 April 2020

Kingfisher donates £1 million worth of PPE and funding to Covid-19 fight

Kingfisher, the home improvement retailer whose businesses include B&Q, Screwfix, Castorama and BricoDépôt, is committed to supporting our communities and governments to manage the Covid-19 pandemic. 
16 April 2020

John Lewis launches new virtual service

Launching today, John Lewis will be boosting support for today’s ‘Virtual Britain’ by transforming and adapting its in-store services and taking them online for the first time to meet the evolving needs of Britain in isolation 
15 April 2020

Rainy Day Trust releases statement

Rainy Day Trust CEO Bryan Clover has released a statement on the current Covid-19 crisis. 
15 April 2020

Bheta launches market report

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has published a quarterly economic report. 
14 April 2020

Zest Direct relaunches home delivery service

A leading timber product supplier Zest 4 Leisure is relaunching its Zest Direct home delivery service 



14 April 2020

The Incredible Router Revised Edition available now

If your customers are looking for something to do during the Covid-19 lockdown or Easter bank holiday, then why not encourage them to take up woodworking with the router. Renowned furniture designer, woodworking author and expert with the router, ... 
10 April 2020

John Lewis Partnership offers help for frontline workers

Retailer creates wellbeing area for staff at NHS Nightingale London  and joins forces with the BMA to deliver 60,000 essentials to key NHS staff. 
9 April 2020

Further evidence to support DIY boom during lockdown

As Easter approaches and social distancing measures remain in place, 12.5 million British households are planning to keep busy with DIY jobs in the coming weeks. 
8 April 2020

HTA launches ‘Plants Near Me’

To help connect growers with the public, the HTA  has launched the ‘Plants Near Me’ webpage 
8 April 2020

Henkel donates 50,000 litres of disinfectant

As part of its global solidarity programme in the fight against the corona crisis, Henkel has announced that it will provide production capacities at short notice in order to produce disinfectants. 
7 April 2020

John Lewis thanks partners

The John Lewis Partnership has announced that all non-management Partners and first level managers working from 12 April will receive a recognition award of £25 for each week worked in May and June. (£200 in total) 
7 April 2020

New Greenfingers patron announced

TV gardening personality, David Domoney, has recently been confirmed as the Greenfingers Charity’s newest Patron 
6 April 2020

What do you think?

As the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown is eased and people gradually emerge from their isolation and start shopping again, DIY Week is keen to know whether you are ready to reopen and what preparations you've made in order to adhere to the latest government guidelines.
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