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Product News Archive February 2011

Dremel expands portfolio 28 February 2011
Dremel has launched the Multi-Max, a cordless oscillating tool with dedicated accessories for cutting, grinding, sanding, scraping and other tasks.

Fertiliser favourite 25 February 2011
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's share of total fertiliser sales in 2010 was 44.8%, according to GfK Retail and Technology UK, making it the number one supplier of plant fertiliser products.

Easy cleaning from Bona 22 February 2011
Bona has launched a high-performance spray mop for cleaning wooden floors in the home.

Magical cleaning 21 February 2011
As sole UK distributors for US-based Summit Brands, Homespares now offers Dishwasher Magic and Washer Magic.

Exclusive Irish partnership 18 February 2011
Town & Country has announced an exclusive partnership with Irish distributor McLoughlinsRS to take the brand into key gardening, DIY and homewares retailers across Ireland.

Two-in-one with Bin Buddy 18 February 2011
Challs International Ltd launched Bin Buddy last year, a new deodoriser for household dustbins and wheelie bins.

Suttons boosts grafted veg range 17 February 2011
From April 2011 an even bigger range of Suttons grafted vegetable plants will be available in garden centres.

CornerTape launches SiliconePro 16 February 2011
CornerTape SiliconePro was launched at Totally DIY this month and incorporates the world's first patented anti-drip valve and pre-cut nozzle system, according to the company.

Frost-proof protection 15 February 2011
Sankey's range of frost-proof containers will provide a safe haven for plants during a cold snap, as well as year-round colour and decoration for the garden.

Video promo sees sales success 14 February 2011
Solus brand Yeoman is stepping up its point of purchase video promotion for Spring 2011.

New display for Dremel 10 February 2011
Dremel's new merchandising unit brings the range together under the umbrella of 'Versatile Tool Systems'.

G2 secures global brand 10 February 2011
G2, the specialist mailbox company has been appointed the exclusive importing distributing agent to the UK and Ireland of the Solar Group brand.

Special effects 10 February 2011
To broaden its appeal to younger consumers, Plastikote has relaunched its Effects range.

Scotts' sales success 9 February 2011
Miracle-Gro Patch Magic was a huge success when launched last year, says Scotts Miracle-Gro, increasing the size of the grass seed market and occupying the top two sales positions in that category.

Vitax distribution deal 9 February 2011
Irish wholesaler and distributor McLoughlinsRS has been appointed exclusive distributor of the Vitax brand in Ireland.

Great outdoors 9 February 2011
Plastikote has launched a new outdoor spraypaint in a range of colours and finishes.

Stewart Company wins Which? test 3 February 2011
The Stewart Company's Heat and Grow thermostatic propagator came top in a recent Which? survey of windowsill propagators.

Secure series from Abus 1 February 2011
The new Abus 83 padlock series comprises 10 different Abus 83 padlocks, from a 45mm brass through to a CEN5 80mm solid steel security block.

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