Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

HTA encourages industry to prepare for plant passport regulations

Horticultural businesses are being urged to prepare now for the imminent changes to the plant passporting regulations which come into force on December 14. In preparation for this, the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) have produced an animated ...
20 September 2019 0 Comments

Homebase to close Worle store and downsize Gateshead branch

As the home improvement retailer continues to consult with landlords following its CVA, it has been revealed that its Queensway store in Worle will close before Christmas and its Gateshead branch will be split into two retail units.Homebase, in ...
20 September 2019 0 Comments

Tesco ads deemed misleading

Supermarket giant rapped by Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for price comparison ad that suggested its products were consistently cheaper than competitors Aldi and Lidl.Tesco has had a series of its ads banned by the ad watchdog for misleading ...
20 September 2019 0 Comments

Poll reveals worrying lack of fire door knowledge across trades

Despite reporting a growth in demand for fire safety products and devices in the last year, a new poll by online ironmongery supplier, Ironmongery Direct, has revealed that over half of tradespeople do not know how to check that a fire door is ...
20 September 2019 0 Comments

CMOstores.com launches new tile and floor e-superstore

The rapidly-expanding online builders’ merchant has added a sixth portal to its family of e-commerce building material retail platforms, serving both professional contractors and DIY enthusiasts throughout the UK.The new online superstore, ...
19 September 2019 0 Comments

International Garden Centre Association Congress visits Squire’s

Around 250 International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) delegates from 19 countries visited Squire’s Garden Centres in Hersham and Badshot Lea on September 4. IGCA delegates from as far afield as the USA, Europe, South Africa, Australasia, China ...
18 September 2019 0 Comments

Rosebourne Aldermaston surpasses £6million turnover in year one

The independent garden centre group is celebrating what it describes as “a fantastic first year of trading” at its Aldermaston site after turning over more than £6million.The Rosebourne business – headed up by garden industry veterans John Kitching ...
18 September 2019 0 Comments

Draughts and security solutions from Centurion

Keep draughts at bay this winter with one of our autumn and winter best sellers, says Centurion. Warmseal provides an effective range of ...
6 September 2019
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