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Footprint still going strong

When Footprint Tools fell foul of both the recession and the banking crisis last year, after major investment in a relocation, the company took the decision to enter into a solvent liquidation. Many customers feared the Footprint wrench would disappear. 
24 March 2010

Dremel does it again

The new Dremel 7700 cordless multi-tool is ideal for small, quick household jobs such as sanding, polishing and engraving. 
23 March 2010

Singing in the shower

Uni-Com has introduced the Wind-Up shower radio to its wind-up range. 
23 March 2010

Making an exhibition of themselves

Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, textile and wallpaper brand Sanderson is the subject of an exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London. 
19 March 2010

Sell more Sellotape

Henkel last week unveiled the new brand identity for one of its best-known brands - Sellotape - with a new focus, new promotional activity and new additions to the range. 
16 March 2010

Scotts relaunches website

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has redesigned and re-launched its website, including new features in the Trade Area. 
12 March 2010

New ad campaign from Evo-Stik

Bostik is launching a heavyweight national advertising campaign to support its Evo-Stik sealant portfolio. 
12 March 2010

Put on a showcase

Plasti-kote has introduced a range of merchandising options to maximise profit from selling space. 
11 March 2010

Great deals up for grabs

Toolbank's new 'Grab a Great Deal' spring promotion will be the focus for Toolbank's spring tradeshows. 
10 March 2010

A handy catalogue

Draper Tools has launched the 2010/2011 edition of its main tool catalogue, providing a comprehensive guide to the thousands of products available. 
10 March 2010

Rug Doctor takes to the telly

Rug Doctor is back on TV from March 17 with a three-week campaign to back the brand's continued product support for their UK retail rental network. 
10 March 2010

Vital Earth goes online with GYO

Organic growing media specialist Vital Earth has launched a brand new consumer website, www.thegreenergardener.com. 
4 March 2010

Complete care

Evergreen Complete is designed to produce a thick, green lawn with stronger roots, which better absorb water and nutrients. 
4 March 2010

LG Harris range is eco-friendly

LG Harris offers this Down to Earth eco-friendly range, with paintbrush and roller handles manufactured from 65% cornstarch. 
24 February 2010

'Best New Retail Product' at GAN

Organic growing media specialist Vital Earth has won best new retail product at the GAN show with its 'Chicken Poo' fertiliser. 
19 February 2010
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