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Tile Giant boosts its retail footprint with the launch of its new Sutton store

Leading tile retailer, Tile Giant, has extended its retail footprint, opening its 83rd store in Sutton, London. Building on a successful retail operation that has spanned the last 20 years, the new store will open on 10th October offering a wide ... 
27 September 2022

Cost of living crisis stops half of homeowners from undertaking home improvements

Research by property maintenance solution provider, Help me Fix, has revealed that the current cost of living crisis is stopping more than half of homeowners (52%) from hiring skilled professionals to carry out their required home improvements, with ... 
23 September 2022

Kingfisher plc Half Year Results 2022

Highlights • H1 performance in line with expectations (total sales -2.8% in constant currency and LFL -4.1%)• Sales significantly ahead of pre-pandemic levels (3-year LFL sales +16.6%), supported by marketshare gains; Group Q2 sales trend ahead of ... 
23 September 2022

Grow healthy together with LOFA and Perennial

LOFA is proud to announce its partnership with Perennial, a charity working to support and promote the health of those who work in horticulture. As part of this partnership, LOFA has pledged to donate £20,000 to help Perennial in their efforts. LOFA ... 
22 September 2022

Alan celebrates 50 years’ long service at Squire

Dedicated factory worker Alan Powers has celebrated 50 years’ continuous service at Wolverhampton based security manufacturer Squire.Pictured: Alan Powers (left), who celebrates 50 years’ long service with CEO John Squire.Alan was 16 when he joined ... 
20 September 2022

Wickes reports record first half year sales with further market share gains

Wickes achieved record sales in the first half of this year, benefitting from its value proposition and underpinned by its balanced business model, according to the Group’s latest trading update. Despite lower market volumes the DIY retailer ... 
15 September 2022

Thames Path Ultra Challenge raises thousands to support home improvement industry

Rainy Day Trust CEO, Bryan Clover successfully completed a gruelling 100km non-stop hike last weekend to raise much-needed funds to help the charity continue to offer vital support to people within the home improvement, housewares and garden sector ... 
14 September 2022

BHETA Recruits Sofia Sanchez to Its Member Services Team

BHETA has appointed Sofia Sanchez to its members services team. As member services co-ordinator, Sofia will be focussing on member relationships in terms of answering queries and providing information updates. She will also be responsible for ... 
9 September 2022

Homebase To Speak at BHETA Webinar

BHETA is to hold another of its popular retailer networking webinars, this time with Homebase. The speaker will be Commercial and Marketing Director, Dave Elliot and the event will take place on Thursday 6th October at 2pm. It follows Dave’s last ... 
8 September 2022

Travis Perkins raises £55,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support through cement mixer hire

Travis Perkins which is part of Travis Perkins plc and is the UK’s largest distributor of materials to the construction sector, raised £55,000 through the hire of its cement mixers over the last 12 months. The initiative is part of Travis Perkins’ ... 
7 September 2022

BHETA And Stax to Hold Meet the Buyer Event

BHETA is to host a Meet the Buyer event with Stax Trade Centres. The event will take place on Thursday 13th October at the Worsley Park Marriott Hotel, Manchester. This speed networking event allows potential suppliers to meet with a key garden and ... 
7 September 2022

How to prepare the home for autumn

Discount Code’s money-saving expert, Natalia Lachim, reveals how preparing our homes for Autumn can help reduce bills while still being able to heat our homes.Clear your gutteringAlthough not the most glamorous of tasks, September is the ideal time ... 
7 September 2022

AUTUMN FAIR 22 Delivers on Inspiration & Discovery

Thousands of retailers visited Autumn Fair, the UK’s leading wholesale marketplace for Home, Gift, Fashion and Sourcing, yesterday at the NEC Birmingham to source new products from hundreds of exhibitors as well as enjoy a host of insightful and ... 
5 September 2022

Make UK comment on Liz Truss’s selection as leader of the Conservative Party

“We congratulate Liz Truss on her appointment and look forward to discussing the critical importance of manufacturing, a sector that delivers millions of well-paid, highly skilled jobs across the whole of the UK. "Britain’s manufacturers are an ... 
5 September 2022

Toolstation Offers Everyday Great Value to Customers with Launch of New Catalogue

Toolstation has today launched its latest catalogue in stores and online, offering a wide array of new products, brands, and offers at amazing value that aim to help customers save money on trade-quality products during a challenging period of ... 
5 September 2022

Doors open to a vibrant, community-focused Autumn Fair and Moda this Sunday

This Sunday, the doors open to the UK’s leading marketplace for wholesale Home, Gift, Fashion, and Sourcing, Autumn Fair, with community at the heart of its remit as it invests and evolves for the future of retail. Across four days, tens of ... 
3 September 2022

ToughBuilt announces debut appearance at Eisenwarenmesse - International Hardware Faire

ToughBuilt has joined the impressive list of exhibitors at Eisenwarenmesse/ International Hardware Fair 2022, after the biennial show's four-year hiatus due to COVID-19. The US manufacturer of intelligently designed, productivity enhancing hand ... 
2 September 2022

Spring & Autumn Fair Teams Announce Host of Community and Charity Initiatives

The UK’s leading marketplace for wholesale home, gift, fashion, and design & source, Spring & Autumn Fair, has outlined a host of community-based and charity initiatives undertaken by the teams who work across both shows to support the ... 
2 September 2022

BHETA confirms continued industry upturn despite YOY dip

BHETA’s latest economic report into DIY, garden, housewares and small domestic electricals, now sponsored by some of the leading suppliers in the market, confirms that while most sectors are experiencing year on year downturns, value and volume ... 
2 September 2022

Energy inefficient homes set to cost households extra £748 in bills from October

New research from Kingfisher, owner of B&Q and Screwfix, has revealed the growing cost-of-living hit to homeowners and renters in Britain’s 19m energy inefficient homes. Households living in the two thirds of homes in England and Wales rated ... 
31 August 2022
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