Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

Carl Kammerling’s commitment to supporting retailers proves a big hit

CKI’s commitment to supporting retailers continues with the further extension of its fantastic Free UK carriage offer, which has proved a big hit with retailers looking to revive their business and drive sales during these challenging times. This ...
10 July 2020 0 Comments

Deck Supermarket opens its doors in Skegness

Leading decking supplier, Deck Supermarket opened the doors of their first high street store on Saturday 4thJuly. They will be supplying to the local parks and Skegness community - allowing customers to get their garden, caravan, and holiday homes ...
10 July 2020 0 Comments

Study reveals the most searched for DIY terms and lockdown impacting inflation

There has been a consumer price inflation decline of 2.1% for tools and equipment for house and garden, whereas rising prices for gardens, plants and flowers resulted in an increase in consumer price inflation. Brits are turning to Google for not ...
9 July 2020 0 Comments

BHETA publishes latest quarterly economic report on home enhancement industry

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has published its second quarterly economic report, which includes the impact of lockdown through to May 2020. This comprehensive document runs to almost fifty pages and pulls together multiple ...
8 July 2020 0 Comments

spoga+gafa trade show postponed until 2021

The next spoga+gafa trade show will now be held from 30 May to 1 June 2021. At the request of the industry, Koelnmesse is permanently moving the date for spoga+gafa to the first half of the year. In future, this means that the largest garden ...
8 July 2020 0 Comments

Dulux Decorator Centre helping get the trade back on its feet

Dulux Decorator Centre is helping the nation’s decorators build their businesses back up with a new job-finding service, alongside free Checkatrade membership*. The measures are part of their Backing Our Decorators initiative which has been ...
7 July 2020 0 Comments

Mark Alexander, Managing Director of Benchmark Retail Services Ltd, receives and ‘Oarsome’ Award

The Coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on all areas of life but the experience of lockdown has been different for everyone. To the benefit of the sector, many turned to DIY to fill the extra time at home but with stores closed for all but ...
6 July 2020 0 Comments

Examining 'posh' sheds and greenhouses

A Posh shed/greenhouse is the focus of Susan's Scottish garden....
18 June 2020
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