Guest Blogger - Garry Gregory

packed products director Tarmac Cement

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What can extreme temperatures mean for masonry construction – and what advice can merchants pass onto customers working with bricks and concrete over the summer months?  The weather is always the go-to talking point for us Brits – the recent heatwave and blanket media coverage reinforced for us just how …

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Planning ahead for winter

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We’re getting to that time of year – summer (or what little we saw of it) is behind us and, as winter approaches, your DIYers will start thinking about those RMI tasks before the arrival of harsher weather. So what advice can merchants be offering to customers to support this? …

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Supporting business growth

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Gareth Osborne at Tarmac Cement offers a few tips to merchants looking to step things up a gear in 2021. Builders merchants have been key in helping support the construction industry’s recovery after a turbulent year, maximising their essential retail status to support trades that worked through COVID-19 restrictions. Growing …

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Connecting with the customer in a digital world

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In today’s digital world, a solid social media strategy is one of the most effective ways to build your awareness, grow your customer base and engage with customers. Yet, getting to grips with social media can feel overwhelming for any independent business and is a task that often slips to …

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Why giving back can be the best way forward

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Gareth Osborne from Tarmac’s Cement and Lime business looks at corporate social responsibility and how merchants can best implement it. It’s not all about the bottom line: companies who give back can have better employee loyalty, engagement and productivity. Trust and business growth go hand-in-hand, and those with a successful …

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Creating a seamless supply chain

"We are living in a time where so much of our everyday lives involve the internet. If ever we have a question to ask, we can find the answer in less than a second online; we can order shopping on the internet, knowing it will be at our front door the very next day. It…

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