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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

Liberon gains Euro award

Liberon has three varnishes on the UK market which have been awarded the European Eco-label - the only ones in the UK, says the company, to carry the mark. 
28 April 2009

Driving performance with Bosch

The new two-speed cordless drill/drivers from Bosch offer 30% more power and 15% more running time than their predecessors according to the company. 
15 April 2009

Spraying on top

While an essential woodcare task, treating exterior timber such as wooden fencing can be a time-consuming and labour-intensive task. 
7 April 2009

Eliza Tinsley aims for No 1

Under the guidance of its new owners, the Atlantic Group, Eliza Tinsley believes it can offer the best of both worlds - Atlantic's low cost global manufacturing base and a long-established brand. 
6 April 2009

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