Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

A merry Christmas but watch out for those Turkeys! 

If you blinked, you may have missed it but, sorry folks, Christmas has been and gone. Our DIY shop had a good run over Christmas and takings were up 33% on the previous year's December. Our yard becomes increasingly stuffed with Christmas trees that are sold to wide-eyed children and ever-paying parents. ... Read entry
 
Posted by An independent retailer An independent retailer 06 February 2014 11:09:36 More from: Shooting from the Hip

You couldn't make it up - but they did 

Some time ago I bought a sandwich shop and later sold it on to two businessmen, who ran it for a few years. Then one day a letter turned up from a firm of solicitors to tell me that the men had done a bunk and I was liable for the rent arrears of about £5,000 and that I would continue to be liable until the end of the lease.... Read entry
 
Posted by An independent retailer An independent retailer 09 January 2014 09:18:08 More from: Shooting from the Hip

A crisis in the multiple buying department? 

'With mixed feelings' are probably the best words to describe the way suppliers used to anticipate crucial meetings with a multiple buyer.... Read entry
 
Posted by An industry insider An industry insider 04 December 2013 11:46:02 More from: Shooting from the Hip

Shooting from the Hip 

Shooting from the Hip is written by a number of different people in the DIY, hardware and garden market. Writing anonymously, they share their day-to-day experiences and, writing anonymously, are able to air any frustrations regardless of commercial considersations.... Read entry
 
Posted by An independent retailer An independent retailer 04 November 2013 17:04:57 More from: Shooting from the Hip
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