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New Empathy range from Platworks Ltd

If you are keen to be retailing products that offer a true alternative to traditional chemical based plant nutrition then look no further than the Empathy range by Plantworks Ltd. As producers of rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi, beneficial bacteria and ... 
24 August 2018

Thorndown develops new paint ranges for home and garden

New Glastonbury based paint company Thorndown, has developed and created two new unique paint ranges for the home and garden. The company says its revolutionary new Peelable Glass Paint is made using a 100% recycled plastics resin and is perfect for ... 
24 August 2018

Fiskars to unveil new products at Glee 2018

Discover the shape of things to come from Fiskars at Glee 2018, where innovative new products, range extensions and exciting marketing collateral will be unveiled. The Fiskars team will be on hand to introduce new and existing core products, all of ... 
24 August 2018

ExaClair to showcase variety of products at Glee 2018

ExaClair, the UK supplier of handicraft and gifting brands Décopatch, Avenue Mandarine, Maildor and Clairefontaine, will be showcasing its ranges of high-quality, durable and creative products at this year’s Glee Show. As well a selection of ... 
24 August 2018

VegTrug launch grow care products at Glee 2018

VegTrug are delighted to announce the launch of an incredible range of new products - VegTrug Grow Care at GLEE 2018. The offering consists of 3 products: Grow Care Home, Grow Care Garden and Grow Care Pot. Grow Care Home and Garden are smart ... 
24 August 2018

Mercer Leisure offers DIY patio tile system

This unique system will be on display at Glee this year on the Mercer Leisure stand. Click Clack is an easy to use, cost effective DIY patio tile system that can be laid in minutes on any solid, flat surface. Click Clack tiles are available in ... 
24 August 2018

Lyte Ladders boasts UK manufactured ladder range

Established over 70 years ago as Lyte Ladders, the company was the first UK manufacturer of aluminium ladders. After producing aluminium products for over 40 years, Lyte started manufacturing glassfibre ladders in order to satisfy the UK demand for ... 
24 August 2018

Scruffs introduces new trade flex trouser

Scruffs’ new innovation, the Trade Flex Trouser, equips trade professionals with the latest in workwear technology to deliver the ultimate wearer experience in terms of comfort, durability and performance. Designed for all year round use, the ... 
24 August 2018

STV to launch Ultra Power range at Glee 2018

STV, specialist supplier of home and garden pest control products, will use GLEE 2018 to launch the new-look Ultra Power range offering comprehensive control of rodent and insect pests ‘Like The Professionals Use’. Ultra-Power DIY pest control ... 
24 August 2018

Anthracite to behold from Burg-Wächter

Homeowners are increasingly turning to post boxes as a practical and stylish solution to the rising number of postal deliveries. To help retailers meet this unique demand Burg-Wächter has expanded its popular Swing post box range. A new on-trend ... 
14 August 2018

Centurion offers merchandising on all decorating products

Centurion has everything you need to offer a retail ready decorating range that includes brushes, rollers, trays, fillers, adhesives, wire brushes, scrapers, scissors and more, the company says. The Craftsman Pro range of brushes is extremely high ... 
9 August 2018

New colours added to Plastikote twist & spray range

New Pure Brilliant White in Matt, Satin and Gloss have been introduced into the Plastikote Twist & Spray Colour range along with five new on-trend colours – Classic Teal, Duck Egg Blue, Dusty Coral, Lime Green and French Grey. This award-winning ... 
9 August 2018

Paint and varnish stripper from Barrettine

Paint Panther from Barrettine is a highly-effective, paint and varnish stripper that is designed to work fast to remove many types of coatings quickly and effortlessly, including metalised paint. It has a gel consistency, which is ideal for vertical ... 
9 August 2018

Charles Bentley celebrate success of new DIY range

The launch of Charles Bentley & Son’s new DIY range at Spring Fair has proved to be a great success and so to move on to the next stage we are working with Preferred Partners to give the independent DIY market access to the range – why not give ... 
9 August 2018

Long reach sander from QEP

The Vitrex Long Reach Sander is ideal for sanding walls and ceilings from any position. It provides a superior finish for both new construction and renovation work. With a 110cm short reach, it is perfect for use in confined areas in addition to ... 
9 August 2018

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