A colder turn in the weather and a range of promotions saw sales of warming winter meal ingredients rise last week (to 21 November) driving sales growth of 2.5% excluding petrol for Waitrose.
Sales at John Lewis rose 2.6% year-on-year last week (to November 21) to a total figure of £117.2m - marking the department store group’s second £100m of the year.
North-east specialist cookshop Cooks & Kitchens of Darlington is closing its doors on December 23 – but its ecommerce website lives on.
A short film showcasing the manufacturing capabilities and export success of East Lancashire housewares supplier What More UK is helping to launch a new TV channel for UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).
Waitrose has become the first national supermarket chain in the UK to offer sushi which is freshly made in-store.
BBC Radio 2 has announced that as part of its festive schedule, the queen of baking Mary Berry will be welcoming listeners to her home, as she chats to Liza Tarbuck in ‘Mary Berry: At Home For Christmas’.
Kitchen appliance specialist Britannia Living has launched an exclusive range cooker to commemorate the Queen becoming Britain’s longest reigning monarch.
British housewares brand Swan has announced that due to customer demand, its Vintage Teasmade will be available in America and Canada for the first time.
The Alessi board of directors has appointed Marco Pozzo as the company’s new chief executive.
The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) has commented on Chancellor George Osborne’s 2015 Autumn Statement, which was delivered yesterday (Wednesday November 25).
IKEA today announced an 11.3% rise in annual sales to £1.57 billion in the UK for the financial year ending August 31.
Philip and Kate Wyatt of Ilminster Home Hardware in Somerset are the winners of Home Hardware’s Retailer of the Year award.
STV sponsored the Clay Pigeon Shoot Challenge at Home Hardware’s Convention on Saturday November 14.
itchen Craft has cause for celebration after winning the Supplier of the Year Award at Home Hardware’s Convention on Saturday November 14.
Italian appliance brand Smeg has given its FAB28 fridge two special edition makeovers.
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