Waitrose reveals its best-selling Christmas gift

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.


John Lewis prepped for Black Friday

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.


Cooks & Kitchens closes its doors but stays online

North-east specialist cookshop Cooks & Kitchens of Darlington is closing its doors on December 23 – but its ecommerce website lives on.


What More UK to help launch ‘Export TV’

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 brings sushi counters to its shops

Waitrose has become the first national supermarket chain in the UK to offer sushi which is freshly made in-store.


Radio 2 to broadcast Mary Berry Special on Christmas Eve

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’.


Britannia Living marks Queen’s milestone with exclusive range cooker

Kitchen appliance specialist Britannia Living has launched an exclusive range cooker to commemorate the Queen becoming Britain’s longest reigning monarch.


Swan takes its teasmade to North America

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.


New phase for Alessi

The Alessi board of directors has appointed Marco Pozzo as the company’s new chief executive.


Bira: ‘High Street pain is not over’

The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) has commented on Chancellor George Osborne’s 2015 Autumn Statement, which was delivered yesterday (Wednesday November 25).


IKEA reveals store plans for 2016

IKEA today announced an 11.3% rise in annual sales to £1.57 billion in the UK for the financial year ending August 31.


Ilminster Home Hardware wins Home Hardware’s Retailer of the Year award

Philip and Kate Wyatt of Ilminster Home Hardware in Somerset are the winners of Home Hardware’s Retailer of the Year award.


STV sponsors Home Hardware’s clay pigeon shoot challenge

STV sponsored the Clay Pigeon Shoot Challenge at Home Hardware’s Convention on Saturday November 14.


Kitchen Craft wins Home Hardware award

itchen Craft has cause for celebration after winning the Supplier of the Year Award at Home Hardware’s Convention on Saturday November 14.


Smeg fridge gets blackboard makeover

Italian appliance brand Smeg has given its FAB28 fridge two special edition makeovers.

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Winter Woodland from Kitchen Craft

Step into our enchanted Winter Woodland, a brand new collection full of festive flourishes to capture the yuletide magic spent with friends and family. 24-Nov-2015

Stellar Copper Kitchen Gadgets

Creating classic kitchens with a contemporary twist with the new Stellar Copper Kitchen Gadgets. Stellar have created a collection of kitchen tools that combine the attraction of copper with the unsurpassed functionality needed in the contemporary home. 23-Nov-2015

Buy Your Groundbreaking Cerastone Pans Now for Pancake Day!

The pulling of Christmas crackers may be a while off yet but already Tower is already experiencing a massive increase in orders from retailers for next year’s Pancake Day, from cookshops and multiples. 19-Nov-2015

Judge Bathroom Scales

The new Judge Bathroom Scales (TC350) are a simple, straightforward way to keep track of the kilos or pounds. With a large, easy-read dial, zeroing function and a non-slip surface and no need for batteries, they get the job done. 13-Nov-2015

Make the most of Sloe Gin season with Home Made

As Sloe Gin season begins we want to ensure retailers are prepared for an increase in demand for airtight bottles to store this wonderfully seasonal drink and our Home Made 500ml Sloe Gin Bottles are ready and waiting. 09-Nov-2015

Ella Sabatini : Bar Accessories

Get into the spirit and enjoy a cocktail shaken or stirred. This classic, elegant range includes five stems, a sundae dish, carafe and a decanter. 06-Nov-2015

Cuisipro SGT Hand Held Mandolin

Winner of the Cutting Edge Award at the 2014 Excellence in Housewares Awards. 05-Nov-2015

Luigi Bormioli - Sublime

This range speaks for iteself. Simple, Clean & Elegant. A truly admirable collection featuring three stems, two tumblers & a carafe. 03-Nov-2015

Ella Sabatini - Waterfall

This beautiful, classic, optic design is pefect for those dinner parties leading up to Christmas. The Waterfall range consits of five stems, two tumblers and one decanter, a glass for every occassion. 03-Nov-2015

Stellar Oslo Tea Pots

All new – the Stellar Oslo Tea Pots, bringing you the hottest Scandinavian styling – the striking Oslo Tea Pots from Stellar. Norwegian design has come to the boil, bringing with it a prevailing passion for straight lines and a fuss-free finish. The new Stellar Oslo tea pots are the perfect match for this high quality minimalist look. 29-Oct-2015
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