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Warehouse goes up in flames

Wolverhampton site destoyed. 
7 April 2008

Metalrax praises housewares division for 'satisfactory start'

Profit improves; plans in place to launch exclusive products. 
4 April 2008

Blue Diamond buys three garden centres

Group acquires three sites from Garden Centres of Excellence. 
4 April 2008

The Co-op strengthens environmental credentials

Grocer introduces a peat-free compost product into its own-label gardening range. 
4 April 2008

Dobbies adds Sandyholm to portfolio

£8m acquisition extends reach, says James Barnes. 
4 April 2008

Demand for green domestic products expected to climb

Government announces measures to help reduce environmental impact in homes and communities. 
4 April 2008

Travis Perkins acquires Tile It All

Acquisition provides opportunity to become a 'major force' in this attractive and growing market, says Travis Perkins chief executive. 
3 April 2008

Abbotts selected as Dulux colour advice centre

Devon diy store is first and only to receive accreditation in county. 
3 April 2008

Met office: expect a typical British summer

The coming summer is expected to be a 'typical British summer', according to long-range forecasts. 
3 April 2008

Hozelock announces £1m investment

Hozelock has announced that it plans to invest £1m in new state-of-the-art machinery at its plant in Birmingham. 
3 April 2008

Housewares prices polarising, conference told

Middle-market cookware is being squeezed by value and top-end alternatives, delegates at this week’s Housewares Conference learned. 
3 April 2008

Akzo Nobel puts £200m price tag on Crown

Akzo Nobel has put its UK Crown Paints business up for sale for £200 million. 
2 April 2008

Woolworths lays foundations for 'challenge ahead'

Advances in customer offer and store portfolio across 2007 leaves business well placed to make continued progress, says chief executive. 
2 April 2008

Key appointment at Kingfisher

Experienced executive heads up home improvement group’s newly formed UK division. 
2 April 2008

GIMA director highlights significance of grow-it-yourself at The Housewares Conference

Specialist cookware and home-grown food present year-round sales opportunity. 
2 April 2008

Consumers getting a better deal

Research reveals that the cost of household goods has fallen by nearly 50% since the 1970s. 
2 April 2008

Ringing endorsement for The Housewares Conference

Guests and speakers praise inaugural all-industry networking event. 
2 April 2008

Queueing for a pee-k

Flower-shaped urinals cause a stir at Barton Grange 
1 April 2008

Retail footfall suffers badly over Easter fortnight

Figures point to 'quietest Easter this decade'. 
1 April 2008

In tune with your cooking needs

Outdoor barbecue with built in ipod dock wins red dot award 
1 April 2008

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