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BBC presenter to compere 2008 Industry Awards

BBC news reporter, Louisa Preston, will be the compere for next month’s 2008 Industry Awards. 
18 April 2008

Sam’s Trade Centre joins awards sponsors

Sam’s Trade Centre has joined the distinguished list of sponsors of the 2008 Industry Awards. 
18 April 2008

BHF Finance reduces lending rates

Following last week’s interest rate cut, BHF Finance has reduced its lending rates to members. 
17 April 2008

Straight: we've put the problems of 2007 behind us

Recycling business looks forward to 2008 with new orders and new products. 
16 April 2008

Weather hampers diy and garden sales, say BRC

Poor March sees dip in like-for-likes. 
16 April 2008

Scotsdales joins Tillington Group

Md says joining will help develop ideas and share information. 
16 April 2008

Non-food gains for Tesco

'Robust' performance helped by Direct catalogue. 
15 April 2008

Entries accepted for GIMA Awards 2008

Entries are now being accepted for the GIMA Awards 2008 – the ‘Oscars’ of the garden industry. 
15 April 2008

Digital boost for Hozelock

Watering, spraying and pond equipment leader to educate consumers with interactive microsite. 
15 April 2008

OFT considers 'undertakings' in Home Retail-Focus deal

Proposed divestment would remedy merger questions. 
15 April 2008

Walker Greenbank continues progress

Walker Greenbank, the luxury interior furnishings group, has continued its progress after reporting an increase in profits from £1.4m to £3.1m in its preliminary results for the 12-month period ended January 31, 2008. 
11 April 2008

Space-saving programme progressing well, says B&Q

'Win-win' scenario will lead to additional space let throughout 2008. 
11 April 2008

The retail week: April 6 - April 12

High street news 
11 April 2008

Social networking and chatrooms help build Screwfix's popularity

Visitors continually return to site to offer advice and share tips. 
11 April 2008

Travis Perkins to become a major player online

There's room for us, says company ceo Geoff Cooper. 
11 April 2008

New members for HTA retail group

Two new members have joined the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) Retail Management Group. 
10 April 2008

BRC welcomes interest rates cut

The Bank of England’s decision to cut interest rates this morning by a quarter point to 5% has been welcomed by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). 
10 April 2008

Tesco moves to outmanoeuvre Sir Tom Hunter

Share offer on the basis of six for every five existing shares, at a price of £12 a share could cost Scottish entrepreneur £43m. 
9 April 2008

Travis Perkins invests in Toolstation

Builders' merchant and retail operator acquires 30% stake from Screwfix founder with right to purchase remaining 70% after four years. 
7 April 2008

Wyevale patio decision took ten minutes, Professor Alan Knight tells conference

Speaking at Kent 2020 Vision event, Alan Knight says he asked the question whether such products would make the world a better or a worse place? 
7 April 2008

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