John Lewis opens £18m Chelmsford department store

John Lewis moved into Essex for the first time ever yesterday (Thursday September 29), with the opening of a branch in the town of Chelmsford.


Nespresso debuts latest advertising campaign with George Clooney

It has been over 10 years since Hollywood star George Clooney first partnered with Nespresso - and last Sunday (September 25) saw the release of their latest collaboration.


Meyer plans heavyweight marketing campaign for October

Meyer will unveil a fully integrated marketing campaign in October; including a new TV commercial for its Circulon cookware brand, the launch of a new Circulon website and various supporting social media activities.


Charles Viancin crowns newcomer The Wooden Spoon Cookshop

The winner of Charles Viancin’s Retailer of the Month Award for August is The Wooden Spoon Cookshop at Leek in Staffordshire.


BHS.com 'faces hurdle of ferocious competition’ in homewares

Following the launch of BHS.com yesterday (Thursday September 29), an international Mergers & Acquisitions and debt advisory firm has commented on the venture.


Amazon announces new store for handcrafted products

Amazon has announced the launch of “Handmade at Amazon”: a new store featuring thousands of handcrafted products sold by artisans, with hundreds of items being added every day.


John Lewis to launch new finance brand

John Lewis has signalled its commitment to financial services provision by announcing its intention to launch a new 'John Lewis Finance' brand.


Shoppers reveal bizarre alternatives to avoid plastic carrier bag charge

The latest statistics show the number of single-use plastic carrier bags used by customers has fallen by 80% since the since the government introduced a bag charge last October, according to BusinessWaste.co.uk.


From Botanical Week to Dessert Week on The Great British Bake Off

‘Botanical Week’ was the theme of episode six of ‘The Great British Bake Off’, which aired at 8pm last night (Wednesday September 28) on BBC1.


BBC One Daytime welcomes the return of The Hairy Bikers

BBC One has announced a raft of new programmes for its Autumn and Winter daytime schedule.


Online shop BHS.com goes live

BHS.com goes live today (Thursday September 29) with a range of lighting, bedroom and bathroom products for a UK customer base, to be joined by housewares and clothing next month.


Lakeland supports RNLI’s Fish Supper fund-raising weekend

Housewares chain Lakeland is the official supporter of the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) Fish Supper 2016.


Tefal spends £1.3m on TV campaign

Tefal is investing in a heavyweight £1.3m TV advertising campaign to support its award-winning Ingenio cookware ranges.


Wright’s Home Hardware Prestwick wins Bake Off window display contest

Wright’s Home Hardware Prestwick is the winner of a Bake Off window display competition recently held by buying and marketing group Home Hardware (Scotland).


Balmy weather aids sales at Waitrose

Waitrose’s total divisional sales - excluding fuel - were down by 0.2% last week (to September 24), compared with the same week last year.


Home category performs best for John Lewis

As the unseasonably warm weather continued, John Lewis’ sales totalled £81.9m for last week (to 24 September) - a decline of 4.7% compared with a strong week last year.


Sainsbury’s gets on its bike to roll out one-day delivery service in London

More than 130 years since Sainsbury’s first offered a home delivery service by bicycle, the retailer is preparing to trial the service again with customers living in central London, via its IOS Chop Chop App.


House Beautiful Awards 2016: full winners list

After a gap of a year, the prestigious House Beautiful Awards returned last Thursday (September 22) with an evening ceremony held at the British Film Institute on London’s South Bank.


Royal Crown Derby appoints head of global hospitality

Following Royal Crown Derby’s acquisition in June by ceramic industry businessman Kevin Oakes, the fine bone china tableware manufacturer has appointed Nikki Green to the role of head of global hospitality.


MasterChef judge Monica Galetti stars in new Miele blog

Domestic appliance manufacturer Miele has launched its own blog entitled Der Kern.

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Judge Electric Carving Knife

For effortless carving with professional results, the new multi-purpose Judge Electric Carving Knife (JEA76) is a must. 13-Sep-2016

Luigi Bormioli - Prestige Jugs

Pimp your Prosecco 07-Sep-2016

It's Gin O'clock

As summer slowly departs us and we hope for the last heat wave to strike, we’re concocting our favourite Gin cocktails. 07-Sep-2016

Wham® Cook Bakeware

Autumn Fair will see the extensive Wham® Cook ranges of non-stick bakeware and enamelware showcased on stand 1A12 in hall 1. Please come by and visit and see all our new bakeware sets, presented in full colour gift boxes. Wham® Cook bakeware and enamelware is fully UK produced. 01-Sep-2016

Whitefurze set to launch new range of self-watering planters at Glee Birmingham

In line with an ongoing programme of investment and new product development, housewares manufacturer Whitefurze will launch a new range of self-watering planters at Glee 2016. 18-Aug-2016

Stellar Oak Woodware Collection

Some items simply ooze quality – the new Stellar Cookware Woodware collection is a perfect example in point.Created using partially concealed anodised aluminium batons, the Stellar Kitchen Oak Woodware Extendable Trivet could become your latest flexible friend! 09-Aug-2016

Judge Mini Chopper with Glass Bowl

Chop, Chop! Blitz and Blend with the New Judge Mini Food Processor JEA75 04-Aug-2016
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Following the success of Tower’s digital air fryer, which received endorsement from the Good Housekeeping Institute, Tower has expanded its Health range with the launch of the Vortx Air Fryer.


Squires Kitchen

New for Christmas is Edible Wafer Paper in Yuletide designs. The product is available in Festive Fun, Holly and Baubles, and Ditsy Christmas designs, created exclusively for Squires Kitchen by Natasha Collins.



The De’Longhi Multifry range is a collection of cooking appliances combining a low-oil fryer and multicooker that aims to provide consumers with a healthier way to cook.


Wildlife World

This Autumn, Wildlife World is unveiling an extensive range of new products, including its novelty Dewdrop range for birds, bees and other garden insects.


A.M. International

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of children’s author Beatrix Potter, A.M. International has launched a range of Beatrix Potter christening gifts, Christmas gifts and children’s eating sets from Reutter Porcelain.


Mairi Helena

Edinburgh-based vet turned photographer and designer Mairi Wilks has just introduced a new range of velvet cushions into her luxury soft furnishings collection.


Lisa’s Pantry Candles

Chef, teacher and cookbook author Lisa Roukin has introduced Lisa’s Pantry Candles, which come in two flavours: Apple Pie and Shortbread.

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