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Profits rise for Kingfisher

B&Q delivers 5% rise in sales while the international division generates 14% increase. 
20 September 2007

Wyevale buys Peter Barratt’s Garden Centres

Sir Tom Hunter has splashed out more from his £50m war chest of cash to buy north east based Peter Barratt’s Garden Centres. 
20 September 2007

Getting to the bottom of water efficiency at Glee

Eye-catching product offered visitors a comical solution to water shortages. 
19 September 2007

Team up with Johnsons

As part of a new initiative to get kids outdoors and playing sport, Johnsons Lawn Seeds is donating rugby balls to local schools and youth organisations. 
19 September 2007

Diy industry £20m up on last year

Increase in sales suggests the market is experiencing more than just a short-term revival 
19 September 2007

Image revamp for B&Q

B&Q is to unveil its move to attract more female diyers with new branding and a series of tv adverts. 
19 September 2007

Record results at Dunelm Mill

The homewares retailer posted record results and profits with sales for the year to June 30 surging 7.8%. 
19 September 2007

BeefEater’s got the golden touch

Australian barbecue manufacturer celebrates its name in print with a gold-plated grill. 
18 September 2007

Webbs showcase's success to world

Webbs, the award-winning garden centre is being showcased to international leaders in the world-wide gardening industry. 
18 September 2007

DIY Week raises more money for Rainy Day Trust

Annual summer sale generates £1,100 for the industry charity. 
18 September 2007

Glee New Products Awards winners

A new tree for small gardens and a global tracking system for dogs were among the launches which were singled out for praise on the opening day of Glee yesterday. 
17 September 2007

Profits rise predicted for Kingfisher

B&Q's parent company, Kingfisher, is expected to report a 3% increase in first half-year profits on Thursday. 
17 September 2007

AHS Direct helps dwindling hedgehog numbers

AHS Direct, the East Sussex-based online provider of home and garden supplies has launched a national Help a Hedgehog Campaign 
14 September 2007

Major tool launches at Toolbank shows

Visitors treated to product showcases from big industry names 
14 September 2007

New sales and marketing role for Bissell's Gary Clowes  

Bissell’s Gary Clowes has been promoted to the position of UK general sales and marketing manager, reporting to Charles Gordon the company’s international markets director. 
13 September 2007

Oarsman Weiss raises £8,000 for charity

Isaac Lord md Andrew Weiss has raised £8,000 for the Rainy Day Trust, the industry charity, with a storming performance in the Great River Race on the Thames on September 8. 
13 September 2007

Knights embraces internet age with new-look website

Knights Garden Centre is launching a new-look website in a bid to build on its telephone ordering system. 
13 September 2007

Homebase tees off for charity

25 leading Homebase suppliers took part in the first ever Homebase charity golf day at Woburn Golf Club on Friday September 7 
13 September 2007

B&Q strikes advertising deal with BBC Gardeners World

Retail chain agrees to be an advertising partner for the launch of the website. 
12 September 2007

Home Retail reports rise at Argos, fall at Homebase

Wet weather benefits Argos, but discourages shoppers at the the home enhancement retailer. 
12 September 2007
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