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Sam's Trade Centre adds name to sponsors' list for Industry Awards 2007

DIY Week is pleased to announce that Sam's Trade Centre is to sponsor the Packaging Award. 
4 May 2007

B&Q pledges action on climate change at the Prince of Wales's May Day summit

B&Q has joined forces with major UK businesses to pledge its commitment to tackling climate change. 
3 May 2007

Typhoon goes into administration

The housewares industry has reacted with shock to the news that housewares distributor Typhoon International went into administration on Friday April 27. 
3 May 2007

Ken Daly promoted to managing director of JML

JML has promoted Ken Daly, the current deputy md to the position of managing director. 
3 May 2007

Homebase sales drop as parent posts profits rise

The Home Retail Group, has revealed a jump in profits despite a 1.4% like-for-like (lfl) drop in sales at its Homebase stores. 
2 May 2007

Carpetright buys floor covering specialist

Acquisition of north of England company provides additional UK expansion opportunities 
2 May 2007

Stricken Focus DIY deal 'by end of week'

The sale of stricken Focus DIY continues to make the news with reports that it is in advanced talks with a US buy-out group that specialises in distressed debt investments. 
2 May 2007

Business round-up

Lambet Howarth struggles, Lakeland sees pre-tax profit rise 
2 May 2007

JML adds two shopping channels to its portfolio

JML has purchased two Sky channels to boost its direct to consumer offering 
1 May 2007

Rumour mill puts US diy chains top of bid list for Focus DIY

North American retailers Home Depot and Lowes are believed to be likely bidders for troubled diy chain. 
30 April 2007

Cromford Garden Centre to close

Owner says financial pressures and difficulty in securing planning permission forced sale 
30 April 2007

Market growth brings cheer for Plasti-kote

Focus on colour in home and garden projects is a key contributor to market growth in the spray paint sector 
27 April 2007

Diy buyer at Home Hardware South West wins trip to Paris

Paul Andrews jets off to Paris Fashion Week catwalk shows 
27 April 2007

New appointment for Mister Blister

Manchester-based packaging specialist extends its customer service team 
27 April 2007

Home Hardware Southwest pays rebate to members

Loyalty and commitment rewarded, says chairman 
26 April 2007

Lister Locks moves ahead with expansion programme

Changes 'very well received,' says chief executive 
26 April 2007

More sponsors sign up for Industry Awards

Five sponsors including Lakeland, the BBC, and Tenax have announced their backing of the Industry Awards. 
26 April 2007

Instore delays results

Majority shareholder looks for buyer 
26 April 2007

UK homeowners seeking second property

Buy-to-let seen as good alternative to pension plans 
25 April 2007

Logan Homecare closes its doors

Internet and sheds force closure 
25 April 2007
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