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UPDATE: M&S cuts prices again

Marks and Spencer is again cutting prices on homewares in the run up to Christmas. 
18 December 2008

Akzo Nobel acquires majority ownership of Japanese venture

Decorative coatings company agrees a 75/25 majority interest in joint venture with Nippon Kayaku. 
17 December 2008

Impressive attendance at NBG annual conference

More than 250 people flock to Hilton Hotel in Newcastle for National Buying Group event on December 2. 
17 December 2008

Woolworths to close all stores by January 5 [UPDATED]

Staff informed of retailer’s decision to close doors for the final time in New Year after administrators fail to find a buyer. 
17 December 2008

Electrolux axes over 3,000 jobs

Domestic appliance supplier reduces employee numbers after ‘sharp decline in demand’ means the company won’t reach full year target for 2008. 
16 December 2008

Looking bright in the long-term for lighting industry

Independent lighting retailers will have a tough time next year but a healthy 2010, according to a new report. 
15 December 2008

BHETA members say yes to merger

Members of the British Home Enhancement Trades Association (BHETA) have voted overwhelmingly in favour of joining forces with the British Jewellery, Giftware & Finishing Federation (BJGF) in a 95% to 5% victory. 
15 December 2008

Kingfisher pushes for fair deal on rents

DIY giant joins the ranks of retailers pushing landlords for better payment deals and elimination of quarterly rents. 
15 December 2008

British Hardware Federation announces merger

The BHF announced this morning that it is to merge with the British Shops and Stores Association (BSSA), hot on the heels of the news that BHETA is to merge with the BJGF. 
15 December 2008

Bryan Farthing

Bryan Farthing, the former editor of Hardware Trade Journal - which became DIY Week - died on Saturday December 6. He was 82. 
12 December 2008

Win Wimbledon tickets!

Want a pair of tickets for the 2009 Men's Final day at Wimbledon? With a full hospitality package? Then now is your chance, with a pair of tickets being auctioned off in aid of industry charity the Rainy Day Trust. 
12 December 2008

Rightway buys up Welsh firm Bevans

Wirral-based Rightway has expanded into north Wales by taking over Bevans. 
11 December 2008

Woolworths: Everything must go

Woolworths is struggling to see in its centenary after administrators announced a closing down sale would start today. 
11 December 2008

Wickes battles credit crunch with first TV campaign in a decade

Wickes is fighting back against the gloomy economy by splashing out £15m on a series of commercials. 
11 December 2008

Decco helps out Christmas charity

A gloomy economy hasn't stopped the DIY industry supporting charity this Christmas. 
10 December 2008

Sir Geoff Mulcahy wants to re-buy Woolworths

The man who made Kingfisher a global DIY force is the latest name to be linked with a bid for Woolworths. 
10 December 2008

Marks & Spencer is offering 30% off homeware and furniture

Marks & Spencer is cutting prices in the run up to Christmas on a range of products - including its home range. 
10 December 2008

London the set for IHA 2009

London is set to host the 2009 International Hardware Association congress next September. 
9 December 2008

Woolworths fined over asbestos exposure

High street retailer dealt another blow as it is ordered to pay £40,000 in fines and costs after staff at two Devon stores were exposed to asbestos. 
9 December 2008

QVC is totally talent spotting

QVC will be looking for new DIY and garden products to fill their TV schedules at next year's Totally shows. 
9 December 2008

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