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Dansand distribution deal

Dansand and Bradstone have joined forces to distribute Tommy Walsh's Choice Dansand joint filling sand. 
11 January 2010

Stairpart simplicity

Richard Burbidge has restructured its stair balustrade range to make it easier to order, stock, display and sell. 
11 January 2010

Sell more spanners

Consumers are most likely to consider buying a new set of spanners when they come to do a job and discover one missing, says Kamasa. And, its latest countertop display is designed to trigger that memory when placed near the till. 
11 January 2010

Chill with the footie

Football fans will be able to show their support for England's World Cup campaign with an England-branded personal drinks fridge from Husky. 
8 January 2010

Plasti-kote bucks trend

Spray paint brand Plasti-kote reported a successful financial year (to September 2009) despite more challenging trading conditions, making a 2.5% increase in operating profit. 
8 December 2009

Suite dreams

Abus has developed the 86/55 service padlock to fit into master and grand master suites that are installed to ensure multi-level access within an office or other commercial building while maintaining security levels and simple operation. 
3 December 2009

Super tools!

Dremel has introduced one of the most highly-powered tools on the market in the shape of the Dremel 4000. 
3 December 2009

Stewart innovation keeps herbs well watered

The new Herb pot from The Stewart Company features a patented self-watering system which makes growing herbs on a home windowsill or patio easier and more enjoyable. 
24 November 2009

Visa Tools buys Footprint hammer production

Leeds-based Visa Tools has purchased the hammer section of Footprint Tools. Visa continues to manufacture the entire hammer range produced by Footprint. 
24 November 2009

Crown gets gold

Crown Trade's wedge-shaped display units, designed for use in specialist decorating outlets, DIY and merchant premises, won the Gold Award in POPAI's Home, Garden & Tobacco retailing section. 
23 November 2009

Shower in an hour

Evo-Stik is launching '1 Hour Shower', a high-performance bathroom sealant that cures in just one hour. 
19 November 2009

Keep sales hot

Following the implementation of Directive 76/769/EEC on April 3 this year, measuring devices, such as thermometers, containing mercury may no longer be offered for sale to the general public. 
19 November 2009

Evo-Stik is all-white

White For Life, new from Evo-Stik, is a range of sealants, tile adhesives and grouts that are guaranteed not to blacken, fade or yellow. 
19 November 2009

Keep it safe with Abus

Abus' WBA 100 Wall and Floor Anchor protects valuable home items like motorbikes, lawnmowers, bikes and power tools. 
10 November 2009

Clean carpets in time for Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, many consumers are thinking about sprucing up their homes ahead of the season of festivities and family visits. 
10 November 2009

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