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John Lewis collaborates with PATTERNITY on home and fashion range

Department store group John Lewis has partnered with the well-being brand PATTERNITY to launch a home and fashion collaboration. Founded in 2009 by Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham, PATTERNITY was borne from ‘a drive to use pattern as a tool to explore, innovate and inspire mindful living through design’. The …

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Weekly sales up 2.6% at John Lewis

Total sales for department store group John Lewis were £79.4 million last week (to Saturday January 20), up 2.6% on the same week last year. According to Alison Smith, head of shop trade for the South and West, Home sales were down 0.5% – although furniture sales were up 1.9%, …

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Two weeks to go to The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018

With two weeks to go until The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018, tickets for this prestigious event are selling fast. So now is the time to book your place! Organised by Housewares Magazine and its digital partner www.HousewaresLive.net in partnership with the Spring Fair, the Awards will reward the best of …

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Nigel Horwood: funeral service details

Following last week’s sad news regarding the death of Nigel Horwood, his family has released details regarding his funeral. Nigel’s funeral service will be held at St Marys Church, Timsbury, Bath, BA2 0LG on Friday January 26 at 12.30. The service will be followed by a family only burial. Following this …

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Exclusively shows join forces with bira

Brooke House Exhibitions, the owner of co-located trade shows Exclusively Housewares & Exclusively Electrical, has announced a joint initiative for 2018 with the British Independent Retailers Association (bira). Bira will have a stand at the show for the first time and a raft of new joint marketing activities will be …

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Top Drawer announces the Spotted Award shortlist

The Spring/Summer 2018 edition of Top Drawer has announced the talent shortlisted for the inaugural edition of its Spotted Award. Spotted is a showcase of market ready, design-led brands new to the London trade exhibition. The companies were judged on their originality and innovation, commercial viability, clarity of brand and …

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Rainy Day Trust ceo Bryan Clover goes ‘dry’ for January

The Rainy Day Trust (RDT) celebrates its 175th anniversary in 2018 and to mark the occasion, the industry charity is running #Challenge175 throughout the year to raise awareness and funds for its work. RDT is the UK’s only charity supporting the home improvement workforce and their families in times of …

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Jancis Robinson joins The Wine Show

‘The Wine Show’ has announced the addition of four new presenters – Jancis Robinson, James Purefoy, Stéphane Reynaud and Jaega Wise – as it moves from ITV to a prime-time slot on Channel 5. Produced by Infinity Creative Media, ‘The Wine Show’ first aired last year on ITV. The second …

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Robert Dyas chairman Theo Paphitis reviews Christmas trading

Theo Paphitis Retail Group has revealed positive like-for-like sales for the Christmas trading period. High profile businessman Theo Paphitis is the chairman of 95-strong hardware and housewares chain Robert Dyas and high street stationery specialist Ryman the Stationer, and owner of lingerie chain Boux Avenue. He added Robert Dyas to …

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Meyer Group teams up with Joe Wicks to launch new housewares range

Housewares supplier Meyer Group has announced a partnership with one of the UK’s most influential food and health experts: Joe Wicks. Together with the fitness coach, TV presenter and author, Meyer Group has developed a wide range of products for ‘the entire kitchen environment’. Meyer Group said: ‘The assortment has …

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