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Robert Dyas suffers profits drop

Robert Dyas' profits have slumped to their lowest level in three years as low customer numbers and 'drought conditions' hit sales. 
7 December 2007

Work underway on Dobbies at Southport

Work is now well underway on the £10m state-of-the-art Garden World at Bentham's Way in Southport. 
7 December 2007

Flats and maisonettes top new builds in UK

NHBC's latest statistics show that the principal housing type being started in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is a flat and a maisonette. 
7 December 2007

Decco unveils ‘Fair and Square 2008’

Profile of members' stores raised with new designs. 
30 November 2007

Home Hardware announces 'Supplier of the Year'

STV wins award for supplier performance, delivery, and ease of business. 
30 November 2007

Marshalls wins Most Admired Building Company Award

Recognition for commitment to sustainability follows National Gold Award at the International Green Apple Awards 2007. 
30 November 2007

Kingfisher chairman predicts soft demand in the coming months

B&Q's retail profits fall 12% as international businesses grow by 4%. 
29 November 2007

Energy efficiency lighting market worth £200m

New directives, growing consumer awareness, and concerns about the impact of carbon emissions on the environment are driving the overall market for energy efficient lighting to a value of £200m in 2007. 
29 November 2007

WRAP seeks partners in diy and home improvement sector

800,000 tonnes of packaging waste produced by the sector, says government body. 
29 November 2007

Topps reports increased revenue growth in tough market

Topps Tiles saw its total group revenue increase 15.4% to £207.9m and like-for-like sales rise 4.7% in the year ended September 29, 2007. 
27 November 2007

Wyevale strikes deal with Countrywide Farmers

Garden centre brings in pet, equestrian, and farm products concession. 
27 November 2007

Wilkinson opens small-format outlet

Nottinghamshire outlet puts it at the heart of the community, hardware retailer says. 
26 November 2007

Businesses most prepared for climate change will thrive

Met Office chairman Robert Napier will address the influential CBI annual conference on Tuesday November 27 outlining where and how businesses can thrive in a changing climate. 
26 November 2007

GCA relocates to Oxfordshire

The move is good for the association, and good for the environment, says chairman. 
23 November 2007

Lifestyle focus a new fashion in diy market

Paint, tile and wallcoverings categories lead home improvement renaissance, new GfK survey finds. 
23 November 2007

Argos consolidates position in furniture market

After gaining furniture market leadership in 2006, Argos has consolidated its position as the UK’s number one furniture retailer. 
23 November 2007

The Focus is on charity

Diy chain raises more than £95,000 for worthwhile cause. 
21 November 2007

GCA creates new buying group with AIS

Independent garden centres to reap the benefits of collaboration. 
21 November 2007

DIY & Garden Show launches 'Show Super Deals'

No-holds barred area for exhibitors to display once-only offers. 
20 November 2007

HDRA names Sigma Kalon as best supplier

Paint manufacturer receives top honours for professionalism, reputation, and quality of products. 
19 November 2007
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