Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

Obituary: David Williams

David joined Crown Paints at the age of 19, later becoming a regional sales manager. In 1998 David joined Bromborough Paints as its Trade sales manager. At that time Bromborough Paints had three wholesale depots with just one trade outlet at Padiham....
18 April 2019 0 Comments

Online spending continues to see growth

Today’s ONS retail sales figures revealed that online spending continues to rise. The percentage of online purchases has risen by 8.0% in March 2019 in comparison to March 2018.The sector has witnessed tremendous growth the results report, with ...
18 April 2019 0 Comments

Topps Tiles acquires controlling stake in Strata Tiles

In a bid to further grow its commercial business, Topps has paid £3.3milion for 80% of the issued share capital of Strata Tiles Ltd, a supplier of tiles to the commercial market ...
18 April 2019 0 Comments

Debenhams CEO plans exit, as shareholder stakes wiped out

Sergio Bucher is reportedly planning to step down from his role at the department store chain within the next few days, following the appointment of administrators and the suspension of shares, announced last week.The de-listing of shares, announced ...
18 April 2019 0 Comments

Wickes targets easter weekend DIY-ers in new campaign

Wickes, the home improvement retailer, has today launched its first ever digital out of home and radio roadblock campaign to capture the attention of consumers during the busiest period of the year for DIY.Devised by out-of-home (OOH) and location ...
18 April 2019 0 Comments

Value of UK pet market set to hit £7billion by 2021

The market continues to see growth, as millennials’ passion for pampering pets fuels demand for fashionable, luxurious accessories. Even in turbulent economic times, Brits are putting pets’ wellbeing before their own – and that’s music to the ears of ...
17 April 2019 0 Comments

Crown invites politicians to discuss innovation in the North of England

Crown Paints recently welcomed MP for Rossendale and Darwen Jake Berry and chief secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss MP, to its UK headquarters in Darwen, Lancashire, to take a tour of the paint manufacturing facility and attend a Q&A session ...
17 April 2019 0 Comments

Thorndown offers peelable glass paint

Thorndown’s Peelable Glass Paint is a unique, revolutionary eco-paint that can be painted on glass or other hard shiny surfaces and simply ...
1 April 2019
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