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Ceo to quit as Flying Brands issues profit warning

Jersey-based home shopping group, Flying Brands, has issued a profit warning and announced the imminent departure of its chief executive. 
18 January 2008

Duddy joins clamour for cut in interest rates

It feels like like 1995, he tells shareholders. 
18 January 2008

Home Retail predicting full-year profits near expectations

Argos maintains momentum, Homebase continues sluggish performance in the 18 weeks to January 5, 2008. 
17 January 2008

Industry Awards 2008 now open for entries

The Industry Awards is now accepting entries for its 2008 competition from companies and individuals involved in the manufacture of diy, garden, and housewares products. 
17 January 2008

Woolworths predicts return to profit

Struggling high street retailer, Woolworths, has announced that it will return to profitability in the current year. 
17 January 2008

Toolbank strengthens product team

Tool wholesaler, Toolbank, has strengthened its product team with a number of top management changes. 
15 January 2008

DIY Dinner raises £32,000 for Rainy Day Trust

This year’s DIY Dinner, which took place at the Royal Garden Hotel, London, during the DIY & Garden Show and Totally Tools at Earls Court, raised an estimated £32,000 for the Rainy Day Trust, the trade charity of the home improvement industry. 
15 January 2008

Best new products recognised at show

Faithfull, Everbuild, ASP, Blackfriar and Laser Tools headed the winners list in this year’s awards for the best new products on display at the DIY & Garden Show and Totally Tools. 
14 January 2008

Jump at the chance to go to the races

BHETA and the Rainy Day Trust have taken an executive box with a private viewing balcony for 50 people at Towcester Racecourse for the evening race meeting on Thursday, June 19. 
14 January 2008

GIMA announces awards date

GIMA used the DIY & Garden Show and Totally Tools to announce details of its 2008 awards. 
14 January 2008

French suppliers showcase products at show

A delegation of French diy manufacturers have a stand at the DIY Show for the first time. 
13 January 2008

BHF announces winners and new name

The BHF Group presented its annual awards at the DIY Show - and announced a change of name. 
13 January 2008

Eyes on diy start their blogs

DIY Week's three bloggers - Andrew Weiss, James Murray, and Peter Wilson - give their views on the run-up to the DIY & Garden Show. 
11 January 2008

William Sinclair buys Joseph Metcalf

William Sinclair Holdings has bought Joseph Metcalf, who supplies the Gem brand of horticultural lines, for £2.95m cash. 
10 January 2008

Former Matalan ceo joins What More UK

It’s exciting times for What More UK as Angus Monro, latterly ceo of Matalan and Instore, becomes non-executive chairman. 
10 January 2008

Hodkinson takes helm as Stevenson leaves

Wyevale Garden Centres has parted company with its chief executive, Barry Stevenson and installed chairman, Jim Hodkinson, in his place. 
9 January 2008

Topps Tiles positive in 'persistently tough' market

Topps Tiles has reported slower like-for-like sales growth in the first 13 weeks of its new financial year. 
8 January 2008

Dunelm bucks retail trend

Housewares retailer, Dunelm, has bucked the trend and reported an increase in like-for-like (lfl) sales for the 26 weeks to December 29. 
8 January 2008

Tor Coatings acquires Bollom Fire Protection

Paint and adhesives manufacturer, Tor Coatings, has made its first acquisition since joining the American giant, RPM, last year. 
8 January 2008

BRC paints gloomy picture of Christmas 2007

BRC figures show retailers have had worst Christmas for growth for three years. 
8 January 2008
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