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Retailer shares begin to recover, but Carpetright's tumble 28-Jun-2016
After the initial shock of the EU referendum result, shares in retailers including Next and M&S have begun to recover, though Carpetright's share price has dropped by a fifth amid warnings of reduced consumer confidence.

Home improvements set to rise in wake of Brexit vote 27-Jun-2016
A recent study has found that 12% of homeowners (a figure of 1.7m) are now less likely to sell their property in the next 3 years following the result of the EU referendum.

Leekes delivers £2m profit boost in end-of-year results 27-Jun-2016
Leekes department stores and the Vale Resort have delivered strong growth as part of the Leekes Retail and Leisure Group, achieving a £2m improvement in profitability in the year to March 31, 2016.

Glee 2016: Registration now live 27-Jun-2016
Online registration for Glee (September 12 - 14, NEC Birmingham) is now live, enabling buyers and retailers to get online and book their free ticket to the leading showcase for the garden and leisure industry. Register online today to save £20 and receive free parking and show catalogue.

Britain votes OUT of the EU 24-Jun-2016
With a 52% majority and over one million votes up, Britain has voted to leave the European Union.
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Bunnings to save up to 700 Homebase jobs 23-Jun-2016
Wesfarmers, parent group of Bunnings and now Homebase, held a strategy day this week, with bosses outlining plans to save as many Homebase jobs, put under threat by Home Retail Group's previous plans to close 18 stores, as possible.

BHS Update: Sir Philip Green to offer jobs to BHS staff 22-Jun-2016
Following his questioning by MPs last week, former BHS owner Sir Philip Green has pledged to offer 1,000 jobs to BHS staff at his Arcadia retail businesses.

Garden Centres see Bank Holiday sales boost 22-Jun-2016
Sales in traditional and non-traditional categories were up during May thanks to the Bank Holidays according to the Garden Centre Association's (GCA) Barometer of Trade results.

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Latest Product News

Impressive wares from Progress at Exclusively Housewares 28-Jun-2016
Impressive housewares brand Progress was re-launched at this year's show.

Head to Solex for Outback deals 28-Jun-2016
Four new additions to the Outback barbecue range - in the latest exclusive stainless steel design - are sure to put a shine on Solex stand 325.

Beldray's simple way to clean homes 28-Jun-2016
Users can keep their homes clean and tidy with the new Beldray Quick Vac Lite.

Turning garden landscapes inside-out 28-Jun-2016
This summer, Fallen Fruits is turning garden landscapes inside-out with a new range of funky Garden Carpets, which are set to exhibit at this year's Solex show.

A fresh new look for Amtech 27-Jun-2016
Gardening customers can now benefit from a fresh new look from Amtech this summer.

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