Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market
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Plastic Paint from PlastiKote
PlastiKote Plastic Paint is perfect for reviving and restoring items in and around the home. No primer is required and it can be directly applied to plastic to give a tough and durable finish. Available in four colours: White, Black, Red and Hunter Green. RRP £8.99.

Close the door on the competition with Yale’s new range of door closers
Security specialist Yale has launched a range of door closers to complement its product portfolio, providing a total solution for ease of specification.

All hands on deck for summer sales
According to recent statistics, a third of homeowners improve their garden every year by landscaping, adding fencing, or decking*, thus providing retailers with the perfect opportunity to increase sales.

Masons Urges Merchants to Grow Garden Sales
According to recent statistics, a third of homeowners improve their garden every year, with the average gardener spending a hefty £30,000 on their garden over their lifetime.

Over 150 Top Brands Attend Stax Supplier Conference
Over 150 suppliers from leading DIY, homewares and garden brands attended the first Stax supplier conference since 2009, held at The Monastery, a 19th Century former Franciscan friary and events centre close to Stax s flagship Manchester branch.

Stax to Open Sixth Branch in Glasgow
Leading wholesaler Stax Trade Centres has just announced, at the recent Supplier Conference, plans to open a sixth branch in Glasgow at the end of August 2015. The new dual purpose distribution centre and cash & carry is set to be the company s second depot in Scotland, following on from the Edinburgh branch, which opened in September 2011.

Decking Screws from Perry
Whether you want high performance and quality from our own brand or you want a premium brand, Perry have something for you! Read more...

Dremel's Multi-purpose Router Bit Set
Broad range of routing applications thanks to Dremel...

Yale urges retailers to lock in bank holiday sales
The spring bank holiday is the perfect time for consumers to think about home DIY projects and according to Zurich Insurance 45% of homeowners spent last bank holiday doing just that!

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BCF launches new video to entice young talent into coatings industry
The British Coatings Federation has unveiled a new video to help recruit the next generation of talent for the coatings industry, which was made in conjunction with CEPE, the European Coatings Association.

Surprise selfies with Dickie Mackay
Shoppers in Cambridge have come to know and love Dickie, the mannequin who stands outside their local hardware shop - but now it seems there's a whole lot more to Dickie than anyone realised.

Retail industry heads discuss the The Digital High Street Report 2020
Industry leaders organised as the Digital High Street Advisory Board have today announced a five-year strategy to reinvigorate UK high streets with specific recommendations for how small businesses can embrace digital technologies to compete in a digital age.

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Product News

Bord na Mona fuels summer sales 27-May-2015
The summer fuels and barbecue range launched at Glee by Bord na Mona UK has seen great take-up in the garden retail trade, says the company.

Grange pre-paints the garden 27-May-2015
In what it says is a first for the industry, Grange has confirmed its credentials in the supply of pre-painted decorative garden structures by making no less than 100 products available.

VegTrug plant supports are a winner 27-May-2015
The new Windsor Collection range of horticultural quality metal plant supports, obelisks and arches launched by VegTrug is proving a big success in the trade, according to the company.

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