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Obituary: Jim Ferguson

Home Hardware (Scotland) is very sad to announce that inspiration and founder member Jim Ferguson passed away on July 19, aged 71 following a short illness. His wife Celia, daughter Fiona and son Brian, were at his bedside.Home Hardware (Scotland) ...
20 July 2018 0 Comments

Disappointing figures, as heatwave and World Cup keep shoppers away

Non-food sales suffered in June, according to the latest ONS Retail Sales Index (RSI), falling 0.6% in volume terms, whilst online reported some uplifts. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that retail sales in June grew 2.9% on an ...
19 July 2018 0 Comments

Akzo reports loss of revenue in Q2

Akzo Nobel has announced its operating income fell 23% to 225 million euros (£199.92 million), however Decorative Paints return on sales1 up at 12.2% (2017: 11.6%) driven by 5% higher selling prices. The first wave of price increases were successful ...
19 July 2018 0 Comments

Valspar partners with B&Q and Screwfix to offer exclusive trade range

Valspar Trade has announced it is launching a range of new trade products aimed at professional decorators with the two major retailers nationwide.The Sherwin-Williams-owned brand has a long-standing exclusive relationship with B&Q, since it was ...
19 July 2018 0 Comments

£1billion VAT bombshell for building supplies

A £1billion VAT bombshell will hit building supplies to the UK if builders merchants are forced to pay 20% VAT upfront on European timber and other materials. Parliament voted this week to ban the UK from raising taxes bound for the EU unless the EU ...
19 July 2018 1 Comments

Bradfords Building Supplies posts 19% sales jump

The merchant group says it is reaping the rewards of expansion, with turnover set to pass £150million in FY2018/19. Bradfords Building Supplies (BBS) reported a 19% year-on-year increase in total sales for 2017/18. The business continues to expand ...
19 July 2018 0 Comments

Yale boosts specialist trade team with new appointment

Yale has appointed Terry Groot to the role of Key Account Manager within its specialist trade team.Mr Groot’s new role will see him take responsibility for a number of key accounts within the trade sector, utilising his 24 years’ experience in sales ...
19 July 2018 0 Comments People News

Multi task wipes from Zep

The Zep Commercial Multi Task Wipes are made from a heavy-duty material that is saturated with a high tech and high performance cleaning ...
20 July 2018
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