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Southern Trident grows on 2023’s success and continues to lead the way in environmental responsibility

Southern Trident, a growing name in the garden centre and nursery sector, proudly announces its remarkable achievements in 2023 and sets the stage for further success in 2024. As a company dedicated to environmental responsibility, Southern Trident ... 
16 November 2023

Introducing the award-winning Solar Power Bank from Yard Force

Drawing on its expertise in battery innovation across garden, lifestyle and power tool ranges, Yard Force’s new award-winning Solar Power Bank delivers up to 14 hours of charge to devices like phones, cameras and tablets, meaning you'll never be ... 
31 October 2023

Zest wins at GIMA Awards

Timber garden furniture, grow your own and decorative garden structure specialist, Zest won the Outdoor Leisure Category at the GIMA Awards with its popular Garden Bar and Two Stool Set, already an award winner at Glee and proving very popular with ... 
20 October 2023

DK Tools announces its official role as an authorised distributor of Kilrock products

DK Tools has announced the launch of a new household and cleaning category alongside its existing Amtech and Soudal product ranges. They have partnered with Kilrock to give their trade customers access to a market-leading brand that makes its ... 
18 October 2023

QEP UK Holdings Ltd announces successful management buyout

QEP UK Holdings Limited (“QEP-UK”) is pleased to announce the successful acquisition from its US owner Q.E.P. Co., Inc. (“QEP-US”) of all QEP’s UK business units. QEP-UK is a worldwide leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of a broad range ... 
17 October 2023

Nailing the DIY customer experience: Five essentials for 2024

If there’s ever a time for DIY retailers to take stock and plan ahead for 2024, it’s now. Darker nights mean customers spend less time in the garden, and home improvement projects tend to be put out of mind until the peak Spring season. It’s the ... 
12 October 2023

DK Tools becomes authorised distributor of Soudal products

DK Tools is proud to announce our official role as an authorised distributor of Soudal products. Empowering our trade customers and industry with Soudal Excellence!As the leading independent European manufacturer of sealants, adhesives, and ... 
2 October 2023

Napoleon Grills sponsored the Big BBQ Cookout at CarFest

Napoleon Grills, the internationally renowned barbecue and outdoor kitchen specialist, once again sponsored the Big BBQ Cookout at cinch presents CarFest 2023, which was hosted this year by ‘First Ladies of Cue’ Sam Evans and Shauna Guinn, renowned ... 
21 September 2023

Showers take the spotlight in bathroom renovations, Houzz study finds

Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, including the all-in-one software solution for industry professionals, has released the 2023 UK Houzz Bathroom Trends Study. The survey of more than 400 respondents*, found that almost ... 
19 September 2023

Sales of insulation surge as industry reacts to Building Regulations

National builders’ merchant Jewson has recorded an uplift in sales of its sustainable product ranges following the new Building Regulations, which apply to all construction projects in England.Seen by many as the stepping stone to the Future Homes ... 
18 September 2023

LANDSCAPE show postponed!

The organisers of the LANDSCAPE show have taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s event that was scheduled to take place later this month.The event director Jeremy Storey-Walker has written to all stakeholders with the following letter:... 
18 September 2023

Wickes Group plc releases Interim Results 2023

Strategy continues to deliver, with positive first half LFL sales; full year expectations maintained.Financial HighlightsRevenue growth of 0.7% to £827.7m (H1 2022 £822.3m) driven by the sales uplift in DIFM1Core LFL -0.8%2 with growth in the second ... 
15 September 2023

It’s LANDSCAPE show timetable time!

LANDSCAPE – The Industry Trade Show is excited to announce that the seminar timetable for this year’s event is now live and available for attendees to explore! The highly anticipated trade show, dedicated to the landscaping industry is set to take ... 
8 September 2023

Availability Vs inventory: One plan to rule them all

Ed Betts, General Manager - Retail Lead Europe at Retail Express, considers the importance of a central planning platform and AI-driven forecasting to ensure seasonal event success.The retail calendar year is a busy one. The industry plays a pivotal ... 
1 September 2023

BHETA hosts currency webinar for export members

New BHETA business service provider, Universal Partners is to present an advisory webinar to BHETA export members on managing the fluctuations of the currency market on Wednesday 20th September at 2.30pm. The event is aimed at supplier companies ... 
1 September 2023

IBMG expands roofing division with new acquisition

Independent Builders Merchant Group (IBMG), the largest independent merchant group in the South of England, has acquired Roofing Gear, expanding its specialist roofing division by a further three branches and adding another £6 million turnover to ... 
24 August 2023

The Covid effect: A fifth of hybrid workers are using the working day to garden and do DIY, according to new data 

A fifth of Brits are guilty of gardening and doing DIY whilst working from home, according to new findings. TonerGiant surveyed 2,000 hybrid workers to find out what the UK’s workforce is really getting up to when working from home.Not only did the ... 
22 August 2023

GCA launches new GROW module on Sustainable Disease Control

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has just introduced another new module to its Garden Retail Online Workshops (GROW) e-Learning platform – this time on Sustainable Disease Control.Antony Snow, Instructional Designer for GROWWith growing public ... 
21 August 2023

Westland joins BHETA

Westland Horticulture has joined BHETA. Market leader in its categories, Westland manufactures growing media, seeds, fertilisers and chemicals for the home and garden market. Based in Dungannon, County Tyrone and Huntingdon, it supplies a wide ... 
20 August 2023

GARDENA celebrates growth in the UK market

Leading European watering brand, GARDENA, is celebrating continued growth across the watering and hand tools categories, after a successful spring and summer season in the UK. The UK gardening market has grown after a small decline in 2022, with the ... 
11 August 2023
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