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Gaggia UK sponsors Britain’s Best Retailer Training & Support award

DIY Week is pleased to announce that Gaggia UK will be a sponsor of Britain’s Best Retailer Training & Support award at the prestigious Britain’s Best Retailer Awards 2007. 
23 October 2007

Amefa UK sponsors Britain’s Best Multiple Housewares Retailer award

Amefa UK, owners of the Dine, So Eat and Richardson Sheffield Brands will sponsor this year's Best Multiple Housewares Retailer award. 
23 October 2007

Postal strike and weather hamper growth at Flying Brands

Flying Brands, the Jersey-based home shopping group, has said today its trading performance has been hit by the poor summer and strike action at the Royal Mail. 
23 October 2007

Trading at Wickes continues in line with expectations, says Travis Perkins

Price competition hits margins but Wickes says it is confident of market share gains. 
22 October 2007

New names at DIY & Garden Show

London show is attracting a growing list of first-time exhibitors to the leading event for the diy and garden industries. 
22 October 2007

Which? promotes benefits of enery-saving bulbs

Low-energy light bulbs are not only better for the environment, they’re also better for your wallet, says consumer watchdog. 
22 October 2007

GfK breathes life into Britain's Best Retailer Awards

Market research company wants every guest to head home safely. 
22 October 2007

DIY market will return to growth after decline

Market to see increase to £16bn…but don’t celebrate just yet. 
19 October 2007

Maltings Timber builds diy department in new Doncaster outlet

Merchant installs section to capitalise on customer demand. 
18 October 2007

Tesco launches 'Greener Living' brand

Britain's largest retailer lanches environmentally-friendly brand and website to tap into consumer concerns. 
18 October 2007

Mayor of London names B&Q director as environmental champion

Ken Livingstone has chosen Andrew Morrison, regional director at B&Q as retail champion in a new programme that will celebrate the role Londoners can play in creating a more sustainable city. 
17 October 2007

Evans wins Mica Achiever award

Robert Evans of Nibletts Mica Hardware in Builth Wells has won the Mica Achiever Award for 2007. 
16 October 2007

Opportunity knocks for the garden industry and the internet, says HTA

New research underlines the potential of the internet for garden retailers. 
15 October 2007

Business as usual at Dobbies says Barnes

Dobbies chief executive, James Barnes, has spoken for the first time since the company’s takeover by retail giant, Tesco. 
12 October 2007

New national sales manager at Hamilton Acorn

Norfolk-based paint applicator manufacturer Hamilton Acorn, has announced the appointment of Darrin Heathershaw as national sales manager. 
12 October 2007

BBC Good Homes and BBC Gardeners' World sponsor Britain's Best Marketing

BBC Good Homes and BBC Gardeners’ World have announced they will once again be sponsors of awards organised by DIY Week. 
12 October 2007

Home Retail and Travis Perkins snap up Focus DIY stores

Home Retail and Travis Perkins have bought 34 Focus DIY branches between them. 
11 October 2007

Security retailer closes its doors

Castle Security Services in Newcastle, Staffordshire closed last week. 
11 October 2007

Stuart to blaze a trail for charity

Stuart Blight garden centre manager at Hillier Hemel Hempstead will be cycling in support of the Macmillan cancer support on Friday, October 12. 
11 October 2007

Suttons seeds owner to sell up

Vilmorin, the owner of Suttons, has announced it is to sell its seeds and garden products division after the results of a strategic review. 
11 October 2007
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