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Homeowners driven crazy protecting parking spaces

New research from Halifax Estate Agents reveals just how particular Brits are about their parking space. 
11 September 2007

Black Country Metalworks takes over Richardsons

In what the company describes as a positive move, Black Country Metalworks has acquired giftware supplier Richardsons. 
11 September 2007

Bootcamp workshop finds innovation is key to garden centre retailing

Garden centres need to innovate constantly, senior industry figures at a bootcamp style workshop reveal. 
10 September 2007

Crown uses seasonal theme to target female shoppers

With summer almost over and autumn just around the corner, paint manufacturer Crown is to hit the pre-season rush for interior home decoration with a new advertising campaign following a seasonal fashion theme. 
10 September 2007

Expect more garden centre deals soon, property consultant tells DIY Week

Garden centre acquisitions will continue to grow apace over the next few weeks and months, a property consultant has told diyweek.net 
10 September 2007

All-In-One dismisses sale talk

All-In-One Garden Centre has spoken out against talk that the Rochdale business is for sale. 
10 September 2007

Gorleston Godfrey DIY is to finally close its doors

The Gorleston branch of Godfrey DIY is to close this weekend after trading in the Norfolk town for 21 years. 
7 September 2007

Dobbies Sheffield to open next week

Dobbies’ latest Garden World retail emporium is to open next weekend in Barlborough Links, Sheffield. 
7 September 2007

Facelift helps UHM grow membership

United Housewares Merchants has added Huelin (Agencies) Limited to its members list, taking the total to 13. 
7 September 2007

Sponsors sign up for Britain’s Best Retailer Awards 2007

The fifth annual Britain's Best Retailer Awards is pleased to announce the continuing support from the diy, garden, and housewares industries leading brands. 
7 September 2007

Stax makes it five in a row

Stax has reinforced its commitment to retail excellence with its continuing support for Britain’s Best Retailer Awards 2007 – now in its fifth year. 
7 September 2007

Decco supports Britain's Best Retailer Award for the fourth consecutive year

Decco is to continue to recognise the achievements of diy, hardware and housewares retailers, through Britain’s Best Retailer Awards 2007. 
7 September 2007

Third year and counting for Sterling

Phoenix Security Products, has announced it is to sponsor Britain’s Best Security Retailer for the third consecutive year. 
7 September 2007

Wade Ceramics returns as Britain’s Best Cookshop sponsor

The organisers of Britain’s Best Retailer Awards are pleased to announce the return of Wade Ceramics – sponsors of Britain’s Best Cookshop. 
7 September 2007

Another year of sponsorship for Brintex

Brintex has confirmed another year of support for Britain’s Best Retailer Awards. 
7 September 2007

Comedian to host Britain's Best Retailer Awards

Writer and comedian Bob Mills is to host Britain’s Best Retailer Awards 2007. 
7 September 2007

Fairfax announces first year sponsorship

Fairfax has announced its sponsorship of the coffee in the prestigious Britain’s Best Retailer Awards. 
7 September 2007

Sunflex adds name to list of Sponsors

Sunflex is supporting Britain's Best Retailer Awards 2007 with sponsorship of Britain's Best Decorative category. 
7 September 2007

Focus DIY closures gather pace

In the last few days Focus DIY has earmarked three under-performing stores for sale or closure. 
7 September 2007

New 'bigger and better' store for Dunelm Mill

Dunelm Mill is to open a 'bigger and better' store in Peterborough promising customers a larger range of goods for the home. 
6 September 2007
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