merchants

Shopping at an independent merchant makes business sense, it’s not just sentiment – Opinion

At The IPG conference, Installer spoke to Robin Beal (pictured below) – founder of The IPG – about why more and more installers are shopping at their local, independent merchants: The IPG has a network of over 200 plumbing, heating, and bathroom stores nationwide, and works with leading suppliers and manufacturers in the industry to […]

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5 key takeaways from The IPG Conference 2023

The IPG hosted its latest conference in Spain, with the theme of Livin’ la Vida Loca (Livin’ the crazy life), seeing what happens when business and social collide. The group’s members and suppliers were in attendance, to network, learn, and discuss the latest industry trends. Hosted by comedian Shaparak Khorsandi, the event included sessions to […]

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Travis Perkins opens new branch in Epsom

Travis Perkins has opened the doors to its latest branch in Epsom, with a little help from the Mayor, Robert Geleit.   The Mayor was the guest of honour as Travis Perkins opened its new branch on Roy Richmond Way. The new Epsom branch is 2.06 acres in size and as part of Travis Perkins’ new […]

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Travis Perkins invests in digital toolkit to improve stock accuracy

Travis Perkins has invested in a digital toolkit for colleagues at its 550 branches across the UK. The toolkit has been extensively tested and developed by its colleagues over several years and has been designed to help improve the customer experience and manage branch inventory, by digitising previously paper based processes. The digital roll-out means […]

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5 reasons why you should shop with a local independent

In this article, The IPG discuss the top five benefits of buying from and supporting one of their independent member stores: In a recent survey of over 200 tradespeople at InstallerSHOW, The IPG found that 28% of tradespeople said they already used an independent business to purchase from and it’s easy to see why, with […]

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