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Talking Tables secures IP victory over B&M Bargains lookalike

ACID (Anti Copying in Design) member Talking Tables has reached a settlement with retail giant B&M Bargains regarding infringement of its Prosecco Pong game. Following an application for an interim injunction to the High Court, B&M Bargains agreed to remove the product from sale, pay Talking Tables its legal costs …

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BHETA shortlisted in Trade Association Forum awards

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has been shortlisted in the Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards 2018. TAF has been encouraging the development and sharing of best practice among UK trade associations, and promoting the role of effective trade associations to government, industry and the wider public, …

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Giftware Association hosts Meet The Buyer events

The Giftware Association (GA) hosted two Meet the Buyer events in one week in its home town of Birmingham earlier this month. Buyers from Homesense (part of the TK Maxx family) visited on June 6 seeking non-perishable food goods and viewed wares from suppliers of chocolate, home-made oils and small …

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Bira reveals award winners

The British Independent Retailers Association announced the winners of its annual awards at a ceremony held at the Jurys Inn in Hinckley Island, Leicestershire on May 10. The annual awards celebrate the talent, hard work, innovation and achievements of bira members. Bira ceo Alan Hawkins said: “The talent in our …

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Brits shun the pub to watch World Cup at home

Well over half of Brits (57%) are shunning the pub to watch the World Cup at home with friends and family, according to a new study. A survey of 2,000 people, commissioned by ice manufacturer and supplier The Ice Co, found that 45% of Brits think the pub is too …

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Argos ‘revolutionises’ TV buying experience

Argos has launched an Augmented Reality (AR) feature in its iOS app that allows customers to view an animated version of different TV models in their own homes using their smartphones. Just in time for those looking to upgrade their TVs for the World Cup, the new functionality promises to …

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ProCook wins Direct Commerce Award

Housewares retailer ProCook is celebrating after scooping a prize at the ECMOD Direct Commerce Awards 2018. For the third consecutive year, ProCook has won the Annual Sales of £15 million – £30 million B2C category of the Awards, which are run by Direct Commerce magazine. Founder Daniel O’Neill said: “We’re …

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BBC One’s Britain’s Best Home Cook crowns its first winner

Pippa Middlehurst was named the winner of BBC One’s ‘Britain’s Best Home Cook’ last night (Thursday June 14). Over eight weeks – and after facing stiff competition from the nine other contestants – the 29 year old oncology research biobank technician was crowned by judges Mary Berry, Chris Bavin and …

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Amazon expands its Home Services to the UK

Amazon has announced the launch of Home Services in the UK. Amazon Home Services features a list of background-checked tradespeople and service providers, who offer upfront pricing, accompanied by ratings and verified reviews from customers. So customers buying products on Amazon.co.uk, including household appliances, can now schedule installation or assembly …

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BHS.com to close down

BHS owner Al Mana Group has announced that following a strategic review, it has decided to close BHS.com to focus resources on its stores-based businesses. BHS.com will close the UK-based website on Wednesday June 27, with final deliveries to customers by Wednesday July 5. Qatar-based Al Mana Group said it ‘remains …

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