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Another mild winter forecast by the Met Office

This winter is forecast to be warmer and perhaps drier than average, according to predictions by the UK's national weather service. 
28 September 2007

Earlex sponsors Britain's Best DIY Superstore Manager

Earlex is delighted to be involved as a sponsor of the 2007 Britain's Best Retailer Awards for the second year running.

 
28 September 2007

Screwfix sales continue to grow

First half results for the trade outlet show it growing from strength to strength after a 30.3% increase in sales to over £200 million. 
28 September 2007

Garden industry heavweights to present at GIMA business meeting

Garden Industry Manufacturers Association has assembled some of the garden industries high-profile names for its autumn business meeting. 
27 September 2007

Strong September for diy, hardware and floorcoverings

The balance of retailers reporting sales ahead in September was 12%, according to the CBI's distributive trades survey. 
27 September 2007

Brewers opens first Birmingham branch

A significant landmark in the growth of Brewers, the independent decorators’ merchant, has been announced – with the opening of the company’s first Birmingham branch from the beginning of October. 
27 September 2007

New appointments at Dobbies

Three Tesco executive managers given board positions at Dobbies. 
27 September 2007

Profits rise at William Sinclair

Company restructuring paying dividends as group profits rise 72% for the year ending June 30, 2007. 
27 September 2007

Topps delights

The tile retailer has pleased the markets with a forecast indicating sales for the 52 weeks to September 30 are likely to be 15% ahead. 
26 September 2007

B&Q launches Handyman service

B&Q has launched its own Handyman service prompted, the retailer says, by 42% of homeowners who have said they would rather ask someone else for help. 
25 September 2007

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
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