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Design Letters opens first own brand store in the UK

Danish interior and lifestyle brand Design Letters has chosen the UK to open its first own-brand store in the world. The shop launched last Thursday (December 1) in Touchwood Shopping Centre in the West Midlands. This retail and entertainment complex in Solihull near Birmingham features more than 80 stores – …

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Amazon ‘Treasure Truck’ set to pop up in select UK cities

Online giant Amazon has revealed that a Treasure Truck filled with surprise product offers is on the road. Described as ‘a unique and fun-filled way to shop’, Treasure Truck will initially pop up in Manchester and London several times a month, featuring one product at a time, with more cities …

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BHETA seminar advises on GDPR legislation

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) held a forum on November 21 to advise members on the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which replaces the Data Protection Act (DPA) in May 2018. The new regulation stipulates that any data held by any organisation must be for a …

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BHETA membership passes 300 milestone

Total membership of the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has risen to over 300 members this year. This figure takes into account membership renewals, which are well up on last year, plus the addition of 23 new home improvement members and 11 housewares members. BHETA executive director for housewares …

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Horwood expands sales and marketing team

Horwood Homewares has added four new members to its sales and marketing team to ‘help drive its customer-focused agenda forward’. The housewares supplier’s sales director Rob Jones said: “Our customers are at the centre of everything we do, so we want to ensure that we can offer them the best …

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Sainsbury’s joins forces with Debrett’s

Sainsbury’s has teamed up with etiquette expert Debrett’s to help partygoers through the festive season with a ‘Guide to Christmas Gift-Giving’. The guide has been designed to help the half (56%) of the population who say they feel unsure of festive social etiquette and clueless when it comes to correct …

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Royal visit to Middleport Pottery

HRH The Prince of Wales visited Middleport Pottery – the home of Burleigh – on Tuesday (November 28) as part of a royal tour of Stoke-on-Trent. Established in 1851, Burleigh is the only pottery in the world to decorate using tissue transfer printing from hand-engraved copper plates. It is world …

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Ready for your close-up?

Housewares Magazine is returning to the Spring Fair – and is offering a special new service to exhibitors. Once again we will be located in Hall 9 of the trade show, which takes place from February 4 to February 8 at the NEC in Birmingham. Entitled Housewares Live, our stand …

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Would you like to be in the spotlight?

Housewares Magazine is returning to the Spring Fair with a stand that’s bigger, better and more interactive than ever. Once again we will be located in Hall 9 of the trade show, which takes place from February 4 to February 8 at the NEC in Birmingham. Entitled Housewares Live, our …

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Full list of finalists for the Housewares Innovation Awards 2018 announced

The shortlists for The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018 have now been drawn up – revealing which products and retailers could be in line for the top accolades. Organised by Housewares Magazine and its digital partner www.HousewaresLive.net in conjunction with Spring Fair, the awards recognise the most exceptional products launched between …

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