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Opening day success for Abbott's in Seaton

Customers flock to Devon shop. 
6 May 2008

Dunelm Mill shines

Sales rise 12.2%; confident on prospects 
2 May 2008

Chocbox founder makes a million

Peter Moule secures UK retailer and distribution deals; interest from overseas suppliers. 
2 May 2008

Silverline Tools honoured at award win

Hard work justifies newcomer award, says md. 
2 May 2008

New sponsor backs Industry Awards

Home & Gift show supports this month's Industry Awards. 
2 May 2008

Something's cooking - Brits keen to get back in the kitchen

Mintel survey reveals a love affair with good old fashioned home-cooked fare. 
1 May 2008

Waspinator makes radio debut

Wasp free zone product graces Chris Evans' Drivetime show. 
1 May 2008

HRG warning as Homebase sales drop

Homebase saw its sales drop 4.1% in the 12 months to March 1 as its owner the Home Retail Group (HRG) warned of tough times ahead. 
30 April 2008

The retail week: April 20 - April 26

Sainsbury's encourages shoppers to bring their own bags; Cash makes a comeback; Britons write positive product reviews online. 
29 April 2008

Ironmongery Direct lays out consumer plans

Direct supplier looks to broaden appeal to encompass more diy-ers. 
29 April 2008

New B&Q trade discount card offers up to 25% discount

Card holders entitled to cash back. 
29 April 2008

Nigel Wright sponsors Industry Awards for fourth consecutive year

The sponsorship marks an excellent opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication of individuals and teams in the industry, says market manager. 
28 April 2008

Focus DIY claims take-away kitchens are 'head and shoulders' above competition

Chain introduces strong range to challenge market leaders. 
28 April 2008

Jack's back

One of the highest selling tools in the UK, the Irwin Jack 880 launches this week. 
28 April 2008

Godfrey DIY celebrates 25 years trading with customers

It's a great honour to reach our 25th birthday and lovely to treat our customers, says md. 
26 April 2008

Home Retail warns of difficult year

Human resources head calls the diy market 'tricky'. 
25 April 2008

Sowing the seeds of expansion

Nursery plant business Plants R Ross receives planning permission for a rural-themed garden centre with related shops. 
23 April 2008

Gilman undecided on future plans

B&Q Asia ceo tells management magazine he'll consider his options over the summer. 
23 April 2008

Busy month for Homebase

Retailer moves to strengthen home enhancement credentials. 
22 April 2008

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