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Independents return to growth but confidence is knocked 29-Apr-2016
New figures released by the British Independent Retail Association (bira) shows trading growth returned to just the right side of zero in the January to March period compared to the same months in 2015.

Indies undecided on Brexit/Bremain vote 28-Apr-2016
More than a quarter of independent retailers haven't yet made up their minds whether to vote to Brexit or to Bremain, according to a new survey among the 6,000 members of the British Independent Retailers Association (bira).

HRG suffers £852m charge following Argos sale 28-Apr-2016
Home Retail Group has reported full year pre-tax losses of £804m following a £852m exceptional goodwill impairment charge in connection with Sainsbury's purchase of Argos.

Bents smashes fundraising target with £25k total 28-Apr-2016
Bents Garden and Home has smashed its own fundraising target by more than £10,000 for its 2015 charity of the year, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, which recently received a £25,907 cheque from the retailer.

Former BHS boss in talks to buy back retailer 28-Apr-2016
Dominic Chappell, the former owner of BHS, is reportedly in talks with administrators Duff & Phelps to buy back the beleaguered retailer.

DIY disasters will hit two million families this weekend 27-Apr-2016
Two million households will experience a DIY disaster this Bank Holiday weekend, as people dust off their to-do lists and get set to spend an average of five and a half hours each on DIY, according to new research from Privilege Insurance.

A marathon success for Tembe DIY and Children with Cancer 27-Apr-2016
Tembe DIY and Building Products managing director Guy Malam completed the Virgin Money London Marathon for the first time alongside fiancee Victoria Nicholson, raising £4000 for Children with Cancer.

Food hall and farm shop sales dominate for GCA centres 27-Apr-2016
Sales in food halls and farm shops out performed traditional and non-traditional categories at Garden Centre Association (GCA) member garden centres during March.

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Latest Product News

Napoleon offering 56 top end BBQs as prizes 27-Apr-2016
Napoleon Grills is launching its biggest UK promotion yet as it teams up with the Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) to offer 56 top BBQs as prizes.

Weather-proof solutions from Everbuild 25-Apr-2016
Everbuild's Geo-Fix All Weather has been designed with the unpredictability of the British weather in mind, and comes with a guarantee to do just as good of a job come rain or shine.

Love the summer with STV 25-Apr-2016
STV's 'The Buzz: Love Summer' campaign draws together the manufacturer's cirtonella, fly and wasp control products under one banner.

Striking hand tools by Rolson 25-Apr-2016
Rolson has launched a new range of highly polished and lacquered garden hand tools in a striking copper finish, with ash wood handles and logo inserts in chrome.

Hassle-free paving from Sika 25-Apr-2016
Sika describes its Pave Fix Plus as "the easy and hassle-free way to transform your paving all year round."

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