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Irish economy in recession

Central Statistics Office figures show the economy has technically entered recession. 
25 September 2008

Kelkay and Farplants named suppliers of the year at Klondyke Awards

Plant wholesaler and aggregates supplier rewarded for consistency of supply, merchandising and customer service. 
25 September 2008

Top comic booked for retail awards dinner

Award-winning Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert has been confirmed as the guest compere at the 2008 Britain's Best Retailer Awards dinner in Manchester on Tuesday November 18. 
24 September 2008

Bahco merges with Eurotools Group

The tool sector has a 'new market force', which will offer a complete tool range says John Lovatt, managing director at SNA Europe. 
24 September 2008

Scotsdale shines at Haddonstone Stockist Awards

Cambridgeshire garden centre named top performer in awards that celebrate the hard work of independent garden centres across the country in display and sales. 
23 September 2008

Belle Group and Altrad in merger talks

Proposed merger will assist in meeting customer expectations and allow the new company to offer a wide range of products that meet all sourcing criteria, says md of Belle. 
23 September 2008

Best of Glee Awards announced

Innovation of suppliers and retailers from across the garden, pet and leisure industries recognised in the coveted Glee Awards. 
23 September 2008

First day of autumn brings out crowds at Glee

Surge in visitor numbers on second day of show, makes up for a quiet opening. 
22 September 2008

Kingfisher willing to part company with Hornbach

'It has to be an option, because it's not core', says Kingfisher chief executive. 
19 September 2008

Personnel changes give new look to HTA

Support for garden retailing figures heavily in restructuring. 
19 September 2008

Glee director is 'In the Spotlight'

As Glee prepares to open its doors, DIY Week gets to know the man in charge and puts show director Dan Thurlow 'In the Spotlight'. 
19 September 2008

'Solid set' of interims says Kingfisher

Rises in group retail sales and profits but prospect of 'very tough times ahead' calls for hard work to maintain progress, announced Ian Cheshire this morning. 
18 September 2008

Show is 'Totally' on track for great 2009

Plans move on apace for January's Totally shows with new exhibitors, new speakers, new layout and another small screen appearance... 
18 September 2008

Obituary: Mark Skelton

Mark Skelton, former publisher of DIY Week, Hardware & Garden Review and Housewares Magazine died on Friday September 12. He was 48. 
18 September 2008

Record interim losses prompts denial of sale at Woolworths

Chairman maintains the retail business is not for sale but is open to suggestions about its future. 
17 September 2008

Tesco joins ranks with Asda and Argos

Supermarket chain becomes latest retailer to slash prices in bid to entice value-conscious consumers. 
17 September 2008

Interbuild show director leaves to launch own exhibition

James Gower confirms departure; details of new exhibition expected in October. 
16 September 2008

London continues to buck sales trend

Figures from BRC indicate restaurants and fashion the main beneficiaries as rain and discounts force shopper indoors. 
16 September 2008

Homebase faces significant asset write-down

Home Retail Group to write down 'hundreds of millions' of pounds on value of assets at DIY giant to reflect poor trading conditions. 
16 September 2008

Pre-Christmas opening for Frosts' energy-efficient garden centre

Project is part of a £2m development to add departments including a food shop, flower shop, and coffee shop. 
16 September 2008

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