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Statement from administrators appointed to Steamer Trading Cookshop

More details have been released of the sale of Steamer Trading Cookshop to rival housewares retailer ProCook. As part of the sales process, Steve Absolom and Will Wright of KPMG LLP were appointed joint administrators of Steamer Trading Limited today (January 9). KPMG said that following their appointment, the joint …

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Which Steamer Trading Cookshop branches has ProCook purchased?

Following the news that housewares retailer ProCook has acquired 27 of Steamer Trading Cookshop stores (along with the e-commerce business and head office team), the list of affected stores has been released. The 27 Steamer Trading stores that ProCook has acquired are: Bath, Beverley, Bishop’s Stortford, Brentwood, Brighton, Bristol, Bury …

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ProCook acquires Steamer Trading Cookshop

Housewares retailer ProCook has announced the purchase of Steamer Trading Cookshop. The acquisition includes 27 Steamer Trading stores, the e-commerce business and the head office team. Daniel O’Neill, owner of ProCook, said: “We are delighted to announce this news and see it as a fantastic opportunity for Steamer Trading and …

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Exclusively Shows announce 2019 dates

Co-located London trade shows Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical will return to the Business Design Centre in Islington on Tuesday June 11 and Wednesday June 12. Organiser Brooke House Exhibitions said: ‘These shows guarantee an explosion of new products, and the very latest on trend creations and Christmas gifting collections, …

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Denby takes additional stand at Spring Fair

In addition to Denby’s regular stand in Hall 9 (Stand 9D20-E21) which encompasses its full product portfolio of tabletop and cookware, the homeware brand will also have a presence in Hall 6. Denby craftsman Sean Flint will be carrying out pottery making demonstrations by the traditional method of ‘throwing’ on …

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Dunelm Group posts 9% growth in second quarter

Homeware retailer Dunelm Group has reported sales growth of 9% for the second quarter (the 13 weeks ending December 29). In the period, like-for-like store sales increased by 5.7% year-on-year and online sales rose by 37.9%. These results mean that the company expects its first half pre-tax profits to be …

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Giftware Association unwraps 2019 Gift of the Year shortlist

The Giftware Association (GA) has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Gift of The Year competition. Luke Palmer, the contest’s project manager, said: “As ever, we are delighted by the diversity of products this year. We are blown away by some of our categories, particularly Ethical Gift and Design & …

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Strong Christmas sales results for ProCook

Housewares specialist chain ProCook has reported headline sales growth of 21% for the six weeks of peak trading leading up to December 31. The company said the result was driven by a 26% increase in online sales and 16% lift in retail sales during the period (which incorporates Black Friday, …

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2018-2019 gia national winners announced

The International Home + Housewares Show and International Housewares Association (IHA) – global sponsors and organisers of the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) programme – have revealed the names of the 2018-2019 national gia winners. A total of 30 home and housewares retailers from 29 countries around the globe have …

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Strong week of sales for Cookshop and Tabletop at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners last week (to Saturday January 5) were up 11.2% on last year, in what was the first full week of Clearance. The department store group’s director of merchandising operations Jon Williams said: “Home sales were up 1.7%. Gifts, Cook and Dine continued to …

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