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Channel 4 and American Express celebrate ‘hidden gems’ of high streets

Channel 4, in partnership with credit card provider American Express, has launched a campaign to promote Shop Small: an initiative supporting small retail businesses.

 

09-Dec-2016

Countdown’s Rachel Riley teams up with Currys PC World

A new study by Currys PC World of over 2,000 Brits reveals that almost a quarter (22%) of the nation find Christmas shopping the most stressful time of year.

09-Dec-2016

Michael Buerk to host cookery show

BBC One has commissioned a 15-part TV series entitled ‘Royal Recipes’, hosted by Michael Buerk.

09-Dec-2016

Record high for online non-food sales

Online sales accounted for 27.6% of total non-food retail turnover in November - the highest figure on record and the 11th consecutive month that the rate has remained above 20%.

08-Dec-2016

BRC-KPMG: Black Friday proves a mixed blessing for retailers

Last month's total UK retail sales rose 1.3% over the previous year, with food the biggest contributor to growth, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) - KPMG retail sales monitor for November.

08-Dec-2016

BRC-Nielsen: cost of Christmas shop lower than three years ago

November took the run of shop price deflation into its 43rd month, with prices falling by 1.7% year-on-year - unchanged from October.

08-Dec-2016

Man about the house

Modern men are rising to the challenge of parenthood with dads spending 28 hours a week doing household chores, a new study reveals.

08-Dec-2016

Fast turnaround for What More UK

What More UK is celebrating after achieving a speedy turnaround on a bespoke bakeware order.

08-Dec-2016

Industrial fusion: the hottest new kitchen trend?

The stand out kitchen trend for 2017 is ‘Industrial Fusion’ according to Schuller.

08-Dec-2016

Range cooker tops dream kitchen list

A new study by kitchen appliance manufacturer Britannia Living has revealed the latest kitchen trends in the UK.

08-Dec-2016

Hot Plate Products set to rebrand

Housewares distributor Hot Plate Products will rebrand to nixxee on January 1.

08-Dec-2016

Pantone names 2017 colour of the year

Colour company Pantone has chosen a shade of green as its colour of the year for 2017.

08-Dec-2016

House of Fraser shares nation’s Christmas decorating habits

A survey commissioned by House of Fraser reveals that we are a nation of keen Christmas decorators, eager to indulge in an ever expanding season of festivities.

07-Dec-2016

Home Hardware (Scotland) holds Members' Open Day

Home Hardware (Scotland) held its annual Members’ Open Day on November 30 in North Ayrshire.

07-Dec-2016

John Lewis shoppers prepare their homes for Christmas

Characterised by the final Black Friday promotions on Sunday and Monday driving sales, trading at John Lewis last week (to December 3) was “positive”, according to online trade director Mark Felix.

06-Dec-2016

Festive fare leads sales at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel were 0.2% lower than last year for Waitrose last week (to December 3), with festive products leading sales.

06-Dec-2016

Global experts to discuss hot trends at 2017 Chicago housewares show

International lifestyle trends will be the focus of several presentations in the Innovation Theater at the 2017 International Home + Housewares Show in the US.

06-Dec-2016

Mary Portas to speak at Spring Fair

Retail consultant Mary Portas will give a keynote speech at Spring Fair 2017 on the challenges facing independent retailers.

05-Dec-2016
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Judge Classic Serving Tray / Classic Serving Lap Table

Judge have served up a classic with their reinvention the classic serving tray TC363 and serving lap table TC364’. 09-Dec-2016

TATTERSHALL, THE LATEST STELLAR CUTLERY COLLECTION

TIMELY CURVES THAT FIT YOUR HAND - INTRODUCING TATTERSHALL THE STELLAR'S NEW CUTLERY COLLECTION 09-Dec-2016

STELLAR’S NEW CHROME GADGETS

GUTSY GADGETS WITH A REFLECTIVE QUALITY – STELLAR’S CHROME GADGETS 10-Nov-2016

Moo along with new Judge Timers!

A welcome addition to the Judge Novelty Kitchen Timer range, these amoosing cow Kitchen Timers TC361 and TC362 will time your cooking whilst putting a smile on your face. 05-Oct-2016

Sweeping success for self-watering Whitefurze planters

Whitefurze has a proud history of design, manufacture and supply of excellent quality products for the kitchen and home. Exclusively 2016 will see the company present a comprehensive range with a focus on design, function and value. 05-Oct-2016

Stellar Cold Press Juicer

Juicy Does It – Introducing the new Slow Juicer from Stellar SEA36. The best things come to those who wait so step into the slow lane with new Stellar Slow Juicer, for the ultimate home-juicing experience. 30-Sep-2016

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
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Sponsored: The REDMOND SkyKettle M170S -E

By Malcolm Harradine, Kitchenware Expert and Product Tester.

10-Nov-2016
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