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B&Q trials use of avatars for customer DIY queries 30-Aug-2016
B&Q is reportedly trialing the use of avatars, controlled in real time by in-customer assistants, to answer customer queries.

BHS shuts up shop for good 30-Aug-2016
After 88 years on high streets all over the UK, the last BHS store closed for good over the bank holiday weekend.

Briers joins BHETA 26-Aug-2016
Garden gloves brand Briers is the latest garden supplier to join BHETA.

New garden centre supply chain solution launched 26-Aug-2016
A new consolidated supply chain service, tailored to the needs of garden centres and garden retail suppliers has been launched by a partnership including specialist in product sourcing, development and distribution, Highgrove and BRC-accredited supply chain infrastructure provider, Oakland International.

Leekes undergoes major expansion at Pontyclun store 25-Aug-2016
Welsh home retailer Leekes has created 25 new jobs with the completion of a major expansion at its Pontyclun-based warehouse.

Ikea to open Westfield order and collection point 25-Aug-2016
Next week will see Ikea opening the doors of its new Westfield Stratford city order and collection point.

"Steady sales" reported at Homebase since Wesfarmers acquisition 24-Aug-2016
In its latest financial report, Homebase's new parent group Wesfarmers has reported sales of £512m at the former HRG-owned retailer during the four months of its ownership. On a like-for-like trading basis for the period from completion to the end of June, transactions were up 7.5%.
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Bunnings promises new jobs as it closes Habitat concessions 23-Aug-2016
A Habitat store in Bath, which has been operating from a Homebase warehouse for less than a year, is set to close in early September.

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Latest Product News

Bayer to return to Glee this year 30-Aug-2016
Making an exciting return to Glee in September this year, Bayer Garden is to showcase its market leading brands (Baby Bio, Phostrogen, Toprose and Provado), launch new ranges for 2017 and introduce SBM's leadership.

Expanding ranges from Bord Na Mona at this year's Glee 30-Aug-2016
Following on from the continuing success of Bord Na Mona's Growise, the peat and peat-free growing media and soil improvers brand and its significant presence at Glee 2015, this year's show will see a considerable expansion of the growing media range as well as the launch of the Bord na Móna Growise brand in the fertilisers category.

Special Glee offer from Anglo Eastern Trading 30-Aug-2016
Anglo Eastern Trading are bringing a special Glee show offer to the NEC this September.

Essential range on stand from Addis 30-Aug-2016
Visitors to the Addis stands (Hall 19 stand H63) at this year's Glee will be able to get their hands on a range of DIY essentials.

New finishes from Polyvine 24-Aug-2016
British paint, varnish and wood care manufacturer Polyvine has launched a new professional exterior wood finishes range which is VOC-free, quick-drying and which has the highest oils solids content of any product in the market.

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