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New sponsorship and prizes for competition winners

Compere Bob Mills to rework popular game show for Britain’s Best Retailer Awards 2007. 
5 November 2007

Live demonstration theatre returns to London Shows

Celebrity diy-ers to host New Products LIVE. 
5 November 2007

ICI deal gets green light

Akzo shareholders vote in favour of ICI takeover. 
5 November 2007

ICI deal 'on track' for Akzo takeover

Chief financial officer expresses confidence ahead of next week's Akzo Nobel egm. 
2 November 2007

Wishart celebrates in style

Wholesaler delighted with turn-out for 150th anniversary and trade show, which sees record numbers attend. 
2 November 2007

Murphy to stand down at Kingfisher

Gerry Murphy is to step down as group chief executive of B&Q parent company, Kingfisher. 
1 November 2007

Solex exhibition now full, says LOFA

Top brands and more LOFA members sign up for July Summer Outdoor Living Exhibition. 
1 November 2007

Woolworths undeterred by dip in like-for-like sales

Businesses are in good shape, says Trevor Bish-Jones. 
31 October 2007

American Tool founder Petersen dies

Allen Petersen, founder of American Tool Companies Inc, died on Sunday October 28 at the age of 66. 
30 October 2007

Tesco cancels dividend to fund future growth at Dobbies

Supermarket giant outlines plans to raise growth, grow internet business, and acquire stores 'when appropriate'. 
30 October 2007

Cunningtons Tools launches 'The Big Tool Shop'

Corby-based Cunningtons Tools has widened its customer base by launching an online tool shop promising delivery of items direct from stock. 
30 October 2007

Plasti-kote reports growth in market share

Heavy brand investment by Plasti-kote has driven growth in the spray paint market as GfK figures for September show that the market has grown by 7.1%. 
29 October 2007

Early Christmas opening paying off for garden centres

Sales boost indicates the Christmas period will be robust. 
28 October 2007

Wickes in franchise deal to extend brand in Ireland

Wickes has entered a franchise agreement with Moritz Home Improvements under which Moritz will develop home improvement stores in Ireland under the Wickes brand. 
26 October 2007

New national sales manager for Kelkay

Former Town & Country manager appointed to strengthen brand. 
26 October 2007

Alltools launches online tool shop

Professional customer base accustomed to purchasing tools on the web, says sales and marketing director. 
26 October 2007

Thompson & Morgan buys Rainbow Flowers

Horticultural supplier Thompson & Morgan has acquired Guernsey-based Rainbow Flowers. 
26 October 2007

Hillier garden centre manager completes South Downs course

Stuart Blight, garden centre manager at Hillier Hemel Hempstead cycled 60 miles for Macmillan Cancer Support in four and a half hours. 
25 October 2007

Garden Centre TV hits the ground running

Initial reaction to launch 'positive', says founder Jim Greenfield 
25 October 2007

Argos the shining star at Home Retail Group

First half results show Argos generating 50% profit growth; Homebase 12%. 
24 October 2007
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