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Irwin launches ambitious saw promotion

Irwin Industrial Tools has outlined its most ambitious and innovative campaign to date for its Jack 880 universal triple ground handsaw. 
13 May 2009

Next generation of clamps unveiled

Irwin is unleashing the next generation of Quick-Grip Quick-Change clamps, with a number of improvements that it says will benefit professional tradesmen. 
13 May 2009

Spraying games

Plasti-kote has reported increased interest in its Garden Games paint, which is designed to encourage outdoor play. 
12 May 2009

Cottam Brush on a roll

Cottam Brush expanded its product portfolio with the announcement that the company has become an authorised distributor of FIA brand paint rollers and painting tools. 
12 May 2009

Building multi-tool sales

Dremel has teamed up with the world-famous Lego brand to create a promotion that kids and adults alike will love. 
12 May 2009

Preparation is key to a perfect finish

Surface preparation is all important in achieving a professional finish and using the right tool will not only make light work of most jobs, but also offers the retailer a great opportunity for add-on sales. 
12 May 2009

Grow sales with Stewart

Stewart has a purpose-designed merchandising unit to showcase its range of grow your own products - Stewart Growing Centre. 
1 May 2009

Peat-free planters pack a punch

As part of its range of organic, peat-free products, made from recycled garden waste, Vital Earth has launched a 50-litre planter, taking the range to more than 30 products. 
1 May 2009

Abus offers great access

Abus has launched two new ‘KeyGarages’ of combination-locked, mini safes, which attach either to an outside wall or, via the shackle-equipped model, to railings or door handles. 
1 May 2009

First Alert phases out PVC packaging

First Alert has begun its efforts to phase out the use of PVC plastics in its packaging, in favour of a more environmentally-friendly, recyclable PET plastic. 
30 April 2009

Rubbish into free fuel

Winther Browne's paper log maker turns waste paper into free fuel - recycling materials that may have gone to landfill into free energy. 
30 April 2009

It's no wind up

In response to retailer demand Uni-Com has continued to extend its range of wind-up and solar-powered products, which now includes torches, radios, lanterns, bicycle lights and work lamps. 
30 April 2009

How to Impress

Metal packaging company Impress has launched the Ringo tin to the UK paint market. 
30 April 2009

It’s Gro Time

Scotts' 'It's Gro Time' initiative has tapped into and reinforced the grow your own trend with retailer POS and hundreds of thousands of consumer leaflets on topics from 'Gro your own Sunday roast' to 'Let nothing contain you'. 
28 April 2009

Kasp makes an impact

Kasp is carrying out an extensive upgrade of its merchandising solutions to maximise impact and help generate demand in store. 
28 April 2009

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