IKEA set to open first UK store in seven years

Home furnishings retailer IKEA has revealed plans to open a new store, in the Berkshire town of Reading, on Thursday July 14.


Dixons Carphone launches new flagship in London

Dixons Carphone unveiled a new 3-in-1 flagship store on Oxford Street in London yesterday (Thursday June 30).


Waitrose unveils 38,000sq ft store in Worcester

Supermarket chain Waitrose opened one of its largest stores in the UK to date, in Worcester yesterday (Thursday June 30).


Charlie Dimmock comes to Garden Rescue

Celebrity gardener Charlie Dimmock is joining forces with Chelsea Gold Medal Winners The Rich Brothers (David and Harry) to transform gardens across the country in a new TV series.


Tiptree World Bread Awards: open for entry to home bakers

The Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food are returning for the fourth year.


Simon Drew to make guest appearance at Steamer Trading Cookshop’s Truro store

Steamer Trading Cookshop officially opens its first store in Cornwall next Saturday (July 9).


ACID ceo Dids Macdonald enters Design Week Hall of Fame

Dids Macdonald, chief executive officer of Anti Copying in Design (ACID), has been admitted into the Design Week Hall of Fame.


£59,000 raised by Dexam’s Roger Morgan-Grenville and friends for charity

In July 2011, Nick Maude from Hampshire and his friend Richard Perkins cycled the Etape: a 208km one-day stage of the Tour de France. Tragically, just four months later, Nick Maude died following a late diagnosis of kidney cancer.


Chicken and beer boost Waitrose sales

Waitrose’s total divisional sales were down by 0.6% last week (to June 25) excluding fuel.


Weekly home sales up 9.5% at John Lewis

John Lewis’ total sales for last week (to June 25) were £96.7m, up 7.3% on last year.


Selfridges commemorates Shakespeare with in-store theatre

To mark the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare’s death, Selfridges is opening its first ever in-store theatre at its flagship branch on London’s Oxford Street.


Verdict Retail comments on Brexit impact for retailers

The vote to exit the EU has put much of the UK in a state of shock - and retailers must now be prepared to deal with a high level of volatility, in both supply chain costs and consumer confidence, according to Verdict Retail.


LAST DAY TO WIN a Tea for Two set by BBC2’s Keith Brymer Jones worth over £50

We've teamed up with Keith Brymer Jones, judge of BBC2’s ‘The Great Pottery Throw Down’, to offer one lucky reader the chance to WIN this Tea for Two set worth over £50.


More sponsors sign up for The Housewares Innovation Awards 2017

The Housewares Innovation Awards 2017 ceremony may be eight months away but a raft of sponsors have already signed up to support the event.


Former Steelite International ceo acquires Royal Crown Derby

Ceramic industry business leader Kevin Oakes has acquired 100% of the share capital in fine bone china manufacturer Royal Crown Derby, for an undisclosed sum.


Industry pays tribute to ‘curry legend’ Peter Grove

The Indian restaurant sector has been paying tribute to Peter Grove, founder of National Curry Week and the Curry Tree charitable foundation.


S-c Brands welcomes Love Mae to its portfolio

Specialist homeware, gift and children's toy distributor S-c Brands (formerly Scandi-chic) has signed an exclusive UK agreement with Love Mae.

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Judge Preserving Funnel

To make Jam making easier Judge Cookware introduces the Preserving Funnel (TC360) Avoids dribbles down the side of your jars, and all of your Jam makes it into the Jar safely. 01-Jul-2016

Judge Coffee Grinder

You just can’t beat the taste of home-ground coffee, and fresh is always best, especially when its Ground in the new Judge Coffee Grinder - JA87 27-Jun-2016

Take the Plunge with a new Judge Cafétiere!

If there is a more tempting aroma in this world than freshly brewed coffee, we’re yet to discover it! So it’s time to take the plunge and make your Americano with a new Judge Cafétiere 15-Jun-2016


A ‘giftable’ concept focused on tabletop will be at the heart of Tradestock’s new launches at Exclusively Housewares and an absolute ‘must-see’, amidst an abundance of innovation, will be the amazing Uni-Que, the latest addition to the award-winning FreeForm® brand featuring their flat to formed, tray to placemat concept. 10-Jun-2016


Whether it’s the sleek, chic styling of the Royal Trumpet Flute or the slim, slender shape of the Bubble Flute, you can be sure of enjoying your favourite fizz in style with these striking glasses from Durobor. 10-Jun-2016

Daily Grind News! The new Judge Coffee Grinder

The new Judge Coffee Grinder (JA85), there’s nothing like the taste and aroma of home-ground coffee, fresh is always best. 10-Jun-2016


Falcon Products will inspire visitors to Exclusively Housewares with a tempting mix of established favourites and exciting new brands including Pulltex, who are renowned for their extensive collection of corkscrews and other wine accessories. 09-Jun-2016


Along with established and new brands, the renowned and indispensable Bake-O-Glide™ brand, which is widely accepted as the ultimate in non-stick cooking and baking liners, will take pride of place on the Falcon Products stand at Exclusively Housewares with its ever increasing choice of products. 09-Jun-2016

Whitefurze to showcase stylish and functional housewares at Exclusively 2016

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. 09-Jun-2016

A Gem of an Idea for Stylish Table Settings from Tradestock

The Durobor brand from Tradestock brings stylish, functional versatility to the table and some inspiring new introductions, as part of a wider summer launch, offer even greater choice for spectacular tabletop presentation. 07-Jun-2016
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