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Thompson & Parkes to open DIY retail outlet in Stourport

The established local builders merchant has announced that it will be opening a new retail shop serving the DIY market in Stourport later this year, supporting its two merchant branches.Trading locally within Worcestershire and Shropshire since 1937,...
19 July 2019 0 Comments

BHETA to announce ‘Challenge 25’ equivalent for knife sector

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has met with the Retail of Alcohol Standards Group (RASG) with a view to securing approval to adopt its Challenge 25 retailing strategy for use in the responsible retailing of knives, and ...
19 July 2019 0 Comments

GIMA's Innovators' Seed Corn Fund open for entries

As activity ramps up for Glee 2019, GIMA is encouraging new businesses and innovators to enter this year’s annual GIMA Innovators’ Seed Corn Fund (GISCF); a fund set up to encourage grass root business and product development.Judged by a panel of ...
19 July 2019 0 Comments

Wyevale nurseries announces partnership with Joy of Plants

Wyevale nurseries has announced it has linked with a plant information company to offer its customers a more environmentally-friendly point of sale option.Wyevale Nurseries has recently been looking at ways to help reduce the amount of single use ...
19 July 2019 0 Comments

Online retail sales record strongest growth this year in June

After a disappointing May, the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index revealed an 8.5% year-on-year (YOY) jump in online retail sales last month, thanks to great weather kick-starting summer spending.Sales were up 5.1% on May; above the five-year ...
18 July 2019 0 Comments

Shurtape announces charity partner

Shurtape UK has announced its charity partner for the next 12 months – donating £7,500 towards a beautiful garden space for cancer and stroke patients at the Eden Ward of the Wexham Park Hospital Frimley Health Foundation NHS Trust. The global tape ...
18 July 2019 0 Comments People News

DIY Rainbows introduced as new stockist for Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore has announced the appointment of DIY Rainbows in Marlborough, Wiltshire as the newest Authorised Stockist of its paint range.Owned by Jignesh Patel, DIY Rainbows is a family-run independent paint retailer with a glowing reputation in ...
17 July 2019 0 Comments

Award winning fold flat basket from Addis

Following on the success of the award winning fold flat basket –DIY Week winner for best Kitchen and household products 2019 - Addis says ...
28 June 2019
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