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DIY Week Awards: Deadline for entries extended

Retailers and suppliers will now have until Friday, January 18 to get their entries in online ...
14 December 2018 0 Comments

James Barnes appointed HTA chairman

The former Dobbies chief exec has been appointed chairman of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), with effect from January 2019.James Barnes is a well-known and respected figure across the horticultural industry and brings with him over 23 ...
14 December 2018 0 Comments People News

Traditional Christmas trees face competition

An increasing number of British consumers are shunning the traditional Christmas tree in favour of premium topiary as some species are in short supply in the UK, says one tree retailer. UK online garden centre has revealed a ...
14 December 2018 0 Comments

John Lewis sales slip, as promotions taper off

The department store chain recorded a second week of declines in the aftermath of its Black Friday promotions, which saw the business record the biggest sales week in its history.John Lewis reported a 5.1% dip in sales last week, with home the worst-...
14 December 2018 0 Comments

What More reports boost to exports business

The Lancashire manufacturer, which produces plastic household products, has seen a boost in international contracts, thanks to “a global trend for buying British” and the support of the Made in Britain organisation, which provides an official marque ...
14 December 2018 0 Comments

D.W. Nye to expand its premises

The independent Sussex builders’ merchant has started major expansion works at its Kingsfold depot, near Horsham.The improvements will see the addition of a brand new warehouse and office facility to cater for D.W. Nye’s growing customer base. Large ...
14 December 2018 0 Comments

Ikea UK to open new Planning Studio in Bromley

Due to open in Spring 2019, the new 900sq m Planning Studio forms part of the Swedish retailer’s ongoing city centre approach and will specialise in helping customers to plan and order bedrooms and kitchensIt will be the second of the new store ...
13 December 2018 0 Comments

New torches and portable fans from Makita

Two new Makita portable fans have been introduced in response to customer demand for rugged, high performance fans of compact size. Ideal ...
4 December 2018
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