Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

July 2018

Akzo Nobel strengthens African presence with new coatings facility in Kenya 9 July 2018

Dutch paint giant, Akzo Nobel has opened a new coatings production facility in the capital, Nairobi, and says its long-term plan is to expand further and use Kenya as a gateway to the whole of East Africa. The site, which produces coil coatings ...


Mr DIY set for rapid expansion following online launch 6 July 2018

Malaysia’s largest home improvement chain has announced plans to open 300 new stores across Asia Pacific this year, reflecting a substantial investment in its bricks-and-mortar portfolio, following the launch of its online platform. Mr DIY has ...


Importance of online orientation in home improvement products increases 6 July 2018

The number of consumers that orient themselves online before purchasing a home improvement is steadily growing year over year, according to a recent report, meaning business should look at focusing their marketing efforts online in order to create ...


Smart Garden Products named Supplier of the Year in France 6 July 2018

Smart Garden Products French team picked up a prestigious award for Supplier of the Year in the Lighting Category, this week, voted for by garden centre buyers in France.The decision was based on sales potential, product range and innovation, ...


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re: Hardware store wins fight against music licence body

Will
I am treasurer or a sports and social club and have a £724 bill from PPLPRS. Part of the bill is for dance clases, but a lot of the cost is ...

re: The man who put the Q in B&Q visits latest store

B&Q bob
The old BQ that he built respected staff loyalty and rewarded those willing to learn extra to be able to advise customers. The new BQ cut ...

re: Builder wins Toolstation's prize draw pick-up

Rob Burns
First time in store Dudley. Steph helped me find what i was looking for, so now will be my first place to use....

re: Homeowners worry over-the-top smart security might attract burglars

AndyH
No Way,I call BS on that one. Burglars have always been detrerred by obvoius expensive alram systems, window marking and security lighting. ...

re: Kingfisher study reveals the home is more important to happiness than our jobs

B&Q bob
Ironic then that kingfisher has altered it's staffs Hours so we get to spend less time with our families in our homes than ever before. ...

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