Two jubilant reasons for Jamie Oliver to celebrate

Jamie Oliver has two big reasons to celebrate this month: not only is his new cookbook still riding high in the bestsellers chart for the fifth week, but his fifth child – son River Rocket – was born on August 8.


New Argos digital store for Stoke-on-Trent

An Argos digital store opened yesterday (Wednesday August 24) inside the Sainsbury’s supermarket on London Road in Stoke- on-Trent.


Designer kitchen appliances are king, says study

TV programmes and glossy mags are the go-to guides for home décor inspiration, according to a survey carried out on behalf of kitchen appliance manufacturer Gorenje.


Gin pips Pimm’s to prime position as the ‘weathervane’ of drinks

Waitrose has revealed that gin is the tipple of choice this year for its customers, with sales of the spirit up 17% compared with 2015.


TV cameras go Inside British Vogue

For the first time in its 100 year history, ‘British Vogue’ has allowed TV cameras to film behind closed doors.


Katarina Johnson-Thompson strikes Gold with Dulux

Katarina Johnson-Thompson is the face of the Dulux Colour of the Year 2016: ‘Cherished Gold’.


The Great British Bake Off is back!

Twelve new amateur bakers don their aprons to battle it out in series seven of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ tonight.


Tesco gives West London stores a Carnival makeover

Tesco is supporting this weekend's Notting Hill Carnival with in-store displays, offers and Caribbean beach parties in selected West London branches.


John Lewis goes big on beauty

John Lewis is investing £9 million in its beauty halls across several branches as part of an ambition to ‘supercharge’ its beauty business.


GHI Head of Testing joins Housewares Innovation Awards judging panel

We are thrilled to announce that Verity Mann, Head of Testing at the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI), will join the product judging panel for the Housewares Innovation Awards 2017.


Massive spike for Outdoor Living sales at John Lewis

Weather dictated the shape of trade for John Lewis last week, with sales up 1.3% on the year at £72.9m - with the cooler temperatures towards the end of the week prompting customers to return to the shops.


Sunshine and sporting spectacles drive weekly Waitrose sales

Promotions and sunny weather during last week (to August 20) drove Waitrose’s total divisional sales - excluding fuel - up by 4.7%, compared with the same week last year.


Tesco responds to Night Tube launch with 24-hour stores

From today (Friday August 19), Tesco will be opening several stores across London for 24 hours on Friday and Saturdays.


Six weeks left to enter the Housewares Innovation Awards

The deadline for retailers to enter the Housewares Innovation Awards 2017 has been extended to Friday September 30.


Trio of new licence partnerships for Wild & Wolf

Wild & Wolf has announced new licence partnerships with three well established brands.


Amazon to open a fulfilment centre in Essex in Spring 2017

Amazon today (Thursday August 18) announced that it will open a new fulfilment centre in the Essex town of Tilbury in 2017, creating more than 1,500 new permanent jobs.


Countdown to first ever Caribbean Food Week

A celebration of Caribbean food, drink, fashion and music is due to take place in London from August 22 to August 29.


New cookshop coming soon to Staffordshire

A new cookshop opens its doors next month in the Staffordshire market town of Leek.


Charles Viancin pledges its troth to The Foodhall at Gretna Green

The winner of Charles Viancin’s Retailer of the Month Award for July is The Foodhall at Gretna Green in Scotland.


What More UK to double its efforts at Autumn Fair

Plastic housewares manufacturer What More UK has doubled its exhibition space at the Autumn Fair.

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Root 7

Himalayan salt shots are hand-carved from natural pink rock salt mined from the Himalayas. [Being made from 100% solid salt they are food-safe and add a subtle salty flavour to your shot, to take the edge off the incoming spirit.] They are available ...


Ulster Weavers

Ulster Weavers has expanded its range of home accessories and branched out into these quirky cushions. Available in six designs, the cushions can be displayed on either side: front or back. Pictured is the Bonjour Owl Cushion02890 329494http://trade....



The new Microplane Master Series is a premium collection of five graters – zester, fine, coarse, ribbon and extra coarse - with walnut handles. The brand says: ‘Expertly engineered, the photo-etched blades - made in the USA - are ultra-sharp to ...


Wilton Craft

This K&Company Retro Blue Smash Folio is designed to ‘store all of your favourite things, with throw-back appeal’. The scrapbook features an embossed chipboard cover, while the 40 pages are covered with old style typography and vintage images. ...


International Innovation Company

Pictured is the Vacu Vin Swirling Carafe: a spinning centrepiece that lets wine breathe as it swirls inside the decanter. The cork base works as a turning platform, while a recess in the bottom of the decanter ensures the decanter stays in place. A ...


Dare & Do

Designed and made in Britain, Dare & Do is a new children's homewares brand drawn by illustrator Rupert Davies. The vintage-inspired designs adorn products ranging from posters, mugs, wallpapers, fabrics, parchment lamps and cushions to wall ...

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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

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 03-Aug-2016

Bar Craft bring back glitz and glamour

Bar Craft sees the introduction of on trend metallic across its latest cocktail making additions. 02-Aug-2016

Stunning Artesa launches more perfect presentation pieces

Artesa continues to expand its food presentation offering and makes food both a treat for the eyes as much as the mouth. 26-Jul-2016

The Tower Health Range- Healthy Eating Made Easy

Tower will expand upon its existing Health range of healthy eating products with a number of innovative new products designed to make healthy eating simpler and quicker than ever. 25-Jul-2016
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