John Lewis launches exclusive collection of Lucienne Day textiles

John Lewis has launched a collection to celebrate the centenary of the birth of pioneering textile designer Lucienne Day.


Waitrose launches ‘next generation’ ticketing trial

Waitrose is trialling the use of 'next generation' digital shelf edge ticketing in what it claims is a first for a UK supermarket.


Morrisons buyers go on tour seeking local food producers

Morrisons has launched an initiative to recruit more than 200 new food suppliers from across the UK.


The cactus craze is coming

Forget about the flamingo, this summer everyone is set to go crazy over cacti, according to Debenhams.


Gorenje serves up second course of #FoodSimplified campaign

Kitchen appliance manufacturer Gorenje has launched a new series of its #FoodSimplified recipe videos.


IHA urges Congress to stop Border Adjustment Tax

The US-based International Housewares Association (IHA) has joined Americans for Affordable Products (AAP): a coalition of 100-plus businesses and trade associations that represent millions of American jobs, to stop the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT).


Job losses at John Lewis

John Lewis made an announcement today (Thursday 23 February) of proposed changes that will lead to around 387 fewer jobs.


Sagaform unveils window display winner

To celebrate the launch of Sagaform’s A/W 2016 collection, Forma House invited UK independent retailers to enter a competition last autumn to design a Sagaform-themed window.


Mary Berry is back on the box

Mary Berry returns to the small screen next week with a brand new six-part cookery series.


The Secrets of Your Food

A new TV series kicks off tomorrow night (Friday February 24) revealing the physics, chemistry and biology hidden inside our food.


New TV series for Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain is embarking on a culinary road trip around Britain in a brand new series for BBC2.


BHETA seeks government support for export

BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association) met a government minister last week, with a view to increasing government backing for current and aspiring exporters.


The joke’s on Jamie Oliver – or is it?

Jamie Oliver appears to be the victim of a prank in the new series of ‘Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’.


New kitchen is key influencer for home buyers

A new survey has revealed that when looking to buy a new property, a new kitchen is the most effective home improvement for influencing a potential buyer’s final decision.


Best of Britannia London is back

Best of Britannia (BOB) London, the annual event that showcases British brands, is returning to the capital this autumn.


Location of ‘The Great Pottery Throw Down’ revealed

Middleport Pottery, the home of ceramics brand Burleigh, has been named as the mystery ‘working pottery in Stoke-on-Trent’ where BBC series ‘The Great Pottery Throw Down’ is filmed.


Roberts Radio chairman set to retire

After 23 years with Roberts Radio, chairman Leslie Burrage is set to retire on March 31.


Jelly (is back) on a plate

Waitrose has revealed that the retro dessert jelly is enjoying a revival, with sales up 45% compared with last year.

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JWP at Spring Fair

JWP launched a new Lock & Lock range at Spring Fair (Hall 9 F60-G41), billed as ‘the future of food storage’.


Maxwell & Williams at Spring Fair

Following the success of Maxwell & Williams’ new ranges at Top Drawer in London last month, the brand decided to take a stand at Spring Fair (Hall 9 M01).


Magimix at Spring Fair

Magimix displayed its award-winning range of kitchen appliances at Spring Fair (Hall 9 E90).


Auteur at Spring Fair

Auteur expanded its bobble range beyond hydration products into on-the-go products at Spring Fair, with the introduction of the bobbleBox (Hall 9 C24).


Treadstone Products at Spring Fair

Treadstone Products showed the Laura Ashley Caravan Daisy collection at Spring Fair (Hall 5 110).


World Kitchen at Ambiente

The Corelle brand showcased its newest patterns, including Abstract Meadow, Tranquil Reflection and Adoria, at Spring Fair (Hall 9 B34) and Ambiente (Hall 4.2 C57).


New knife sets from Tower

With rotating acrylic stands, Tower’s new ranges of knife sets are designed to offer both style and functionality.


Tower launches Health Scissor Sets

Part of the extensive Health range, Tower’s range of multi-functional scissors offers a raft of features designed to take the hassle out of food preparation.


Tower at Ambiente

Tower says it showcased ‘the best in British innovation’ with a stand themed around the design of a British postage stamp at Ambiente.

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Success for Whitefurze at three of Europe's top trade shows

Three successful shows, two exciting locations and one brilliant start to 2017 - UK housewares manufacturer Whitefurze kick-started 2017 with appearances at Paperworld Frankfurt, Spring Fair Birmingham and Ambiente.  21-Feb-2017


Created from chrome-coated Zinc Alloy, for easy scooping and releasing, Stellar’s new ice cream scoops SK100 are finished with a comfy-grip ABS Rubber handle, and designed to always deliver the perfect portion, in 3 vibrant colours - Black Red, Yellow, and Reflex Blue. Stellar’s scoops will help you to scoop to perfection. 17-Jan-2017

Stellar Magnetic Knife Block

Cleverly crafted with powerful magnets hidden within the seamless oak strip, the Stellar Kitchen Woodware Magnetic Knife Rack SA35, is practically a piece of functional art. Created with an anodised aluminium fitting, which allows it to be safely secured to the wall, the 33cm rack provides plenty of space so that your knives need never touch – removing the risk of blunting the blades – and creates the impression of a little piece of kitchen magic 17-Jan-2017
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