Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

First-time buyers are driving the property market

FTBs were the largest group of purchasers in 2018, accounting for 36% of all sales, and are expected to remain so in 2019.The latest report from Hometrack has looked at the rising number of first-time buyers in the UK property market and how they ...
17 September 2019 0 Comments

Houzz survey finds growth in kitchen renovation spend

Spend on kitchen renovations, one of the most popular rooms to renovate, grew by 11% in the past year to a median spend of £10,000, according to the annual Houzz & Home UK survey of more than 7,500 respondents in the United Kingdom. Median spend ...
16 September 2019 0 Comments

Pets at Glee New Product Showcase 2019 winners revealed

Nine new pet products were confirmed as the winners of the inaugural Pets at Glee New Product Showcase 2019, at a special award presentation at last week’s show. More than 360 entries were put forward this year – a record number for the competition...
16 September 2019 0 Comments

Service from ‘robotic staff’ is negatively impacting UK businesses

In an age of artificial intelligence and automation, new research finds that the inability of workers to improvise and innovate is causing consumers to make negative assumptions about companies. A study of 1,000 workplaces published in ‘Thinking on...
16 September 2019 0 Comments

Thompson & Parkes opens new DIY retail shop

After much anticipation, the independent builders merchant officially launched its first retail shop serving the DIY market in Stourport on Saturday, September 14.Having taken over the site of an old wedding shop Minster Road, Stourport during the ...
16 September 2019 0 Comments

Taskers reveals most common British living room fit-out

The furniture retailer says it has identified the average UK living room and, using online data gathered from its own website, has unveiled a photo-fit of the nation’s most likely lounge.The photo-fit was created using sales and search data over the ...
13 September 2019 0 Comments

Growers and traders urge for caution on oak imports

A group of Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) traders and growers are urging importers to ensure oaks being brought into the UK, not only comply with current legislation to combat Oak Processionary Moth (OPM), but are also not sourced from Italy’...
13 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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