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HTA launches 'Leaders Conference'

The Horticultural Trades Association has launched a brand new event for the garden industry designed to bring business leaders from across the sector together under one roof. 
28 July 2008

United Carpets sees sales rise

United Carpets, the UK's third largest carpet and floorcovering retail chain, has posted strong preliminary figures for the year ending March 31 2008. 
28 July 2008

Wedding list business denies administration rumours

Wrapit, the UK's largest dedicated gift list provider has denied that the company has entered administration. 
28 July 2008

Focus DIY announces new creative agency

Focus DIY announced today that krow Communications has been appointed as the retailer's lead creative agency, replacing current firm Gratterpalm. 
28 July 2008

Profit warning from William Sinclair

William Sinclair Holdings has issued a trading statement in which it has downgraded profit expectations for the 15-month period to September 2008. 
28 July 2008

Retail sales see sharpest fall on record

No good news for retailers as retail sales plummet 3.9% in June, wiping out the unexpected 3.6% increase recorded in May. 
25 July 2008

New Argos catalogue lists premium housewares brands

Premium housewares brands Royal Doulton and Le Creuset are among the suppliers making their debut in Argos' 70th catalogue, launched tomorrow (July 26th) and marking Argos' 35th year of trading. 
25 July 2008

Kingfisher sees sales rise

Shares in Kingfisher saw an unexpected surge in price this morning after the company posted its latest figures, which show a rise in sales. 
24 July 2008

Floors-2-go enters administration

Floors-2-Go, the 132-strong wood and laminate flooring retailer has entered administration with the immediate decision to close 41 stores with a loss of close to 100 jobs. 
23 July 2008

Market preview: Kingfisher

Kingfisher will update the market on its second-quarter trading performance tomorrow 
23 July 2008

Argos strike suspended

Argos management have put a revised pay offer to distribution workers following intensive negotiations 
23 July 2008

Two new sponsors for Britain's Best Retailer Awards

DIY Week is very pleased to announce that knife and cutlery manufacturer Amefa has once again confirmed its support for the sector's biggest awards event. 
22 July 2008

Focus on profit not sales, says GIMA president

Garden retailers and suppliers should stop undervaluing the goods and services they provide, and concentrate on making profits, GIMA president Peter Field said at the association's annual awards dinner in Birmingham on July 17. 
22 July 2008

DIY shed destroyed in fire

An Essex branch of Wickes has been destroyed in a fire that tore through the building in the early hours of this morning. 
22 July 2008

Wyevale garden centre completely destroyed in fire

Six fire crews fail to save Bedfordshire site 
21 July 2008

EXCLUSIVE: Color Expert buys Robert J Hall

Parent company of HallsBeeline and Stanley Decorating team announces acquisition by German-based painting and decorating tools firm. 
18 July 2008

Solus, Scotts and Honda lead the winners in the GIMA awards

Garden industry's big hitters claim top spot 
18 July 2008

Kingfisher announces two new appointments

Leading home improvement retailer appoints new group finance director and chief executive, international. 
17 July 2008

Asda non-food head leaves

Asda non-food trading director Peter Pritchard will leave the supermarket chain following a reshuffling of its management team by chief executive Andy Bond. 
16 July 2008

Homebase appoints new advertising agency

Homebase has announced the appointment of Leo Burnett as the company's new advertising agency. 
16 July 2008

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