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Wayfair partners with Lorraine Kelly

Homeware retailer Wayfair has today (Monday August 14) announced a partnership with TV presenter Lorraine Kelly for its UK brand. The star of her eponymous weekday morning, lifestyle and entertainment show will star in a new TV campaign for the online brand which airs on UK screens in mid-September. Wayfair …

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Dinghams Cookshop opens in-store café

Independent retailer Dinghams has launched an in-store cafe at its Wiltshire cookshop in Salisbury. Located upstairs at the front of the store, the 20-seater café is open from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Saturday. The menu offers cakes and hot and cold drinks and there are plans to start …

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Products for the home and retail parks lead in slow July

UK retail footfall in July fell by 1.1% year-on-year, according to the latest data from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard. This figure is below the three-month rolling average of -0.4%. Covering the four weeks from July 2 to July 29, the BRC-Springboard’s monthly monitor said the high street …

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Nadiya holds top spot in bestselling books list

Five cookbooks appear in ‘The Mail on Sunday’ weekly list of the UK’s top 10 best-selling non-fiction hardback books. Heading up the league again is ‘Nadiya’s British Food Adventure’. Written by 2015 Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain, the book is a tie-in to her current BBC2 show of the same …

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Sainsbury’s trials UK’s first 30-minute Click & Collect grocery service

Sainsbury’s launched a trial on Friday (August 11) that enables customers to order and pay for their shopping online via the Chop Chop app and pick it up from the store just 30 minutes later. The retailer said it is the UK’s first supermarket to offer sub one-hour collection options. …

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Celebrity MasterChef 2017 debuts on Wednesday

The first episode of the 2017 series of BBC One’s ‘Celebrity MasterChef’ airs on Wednesday (August 16) at 8pm. A total of 20 stars from the worlds of sport and show business are taking part in series 12 of the show. They will face an assortment of culinary challenges, under …

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Celebrity chef Simon Rimmer to join Strictly Come Dancing 2017

Simon Rimmer is the seventh celebrity contestant confirmed for the brand new BBC1 series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. The news was revealed today (Sunday 13 August 13) on Channel 4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’. Simon is best-known for being the chef and co-presenter on Channel 4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’. He has presented and …

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The Big Family Cooking Showdown kicks off on Tuesday

The first episode of BBC2’s new cookery competition ‘The Big Family Cooking Showdown’ will air on Tuesday August 15 at 8pm. Presented by 2015 Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain and Zoe Ball, the 12-part series will delve into kitchens across the country in search of the nation’s best family of …

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Notonthehighstreet.com, Harrods and West Elm to speak at Top Drawer show

Top Drawer has revealed details of the speaker line-up for next month’s London trade show The Autumn/Winter edition of the exhibition, which will be held from Sunday September 10 to Tuesday September 12 at Olympia, will feature 1,500 brands across four sectors: home, gift, craft and fashion. Organizer Clarion Events …

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Caple launches ‘a striking space to cook, eat and entertain’

Award-winning kitchen specialist Caple has launched a new streamlined urban kitchen described as a ‘striking space to cook, eat and entertain’. Caple furniture manager Doug Haswell said: “Our new Darga furniture comes in seven muted colourways, which are in line with the latest trends on the contemporary kitchen catwalk. With …

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