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Amazon announces Prime Day 2018 details

Amazon revealed today (Tuesday July 3) that its annual shopping event, Prime Day, will start on July 16 at midday and run until midnight on July 17. The online retailer said: ‘Bigger than ever, Prime Day (and a half) will extend from 30 hours in 2017 to 36 hours this year, with …

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Sophie Allport collaborates with ZSL

Sophie Allport has teamed up with ZSL (Zoological Society of London) to help in the fight against illegal wildlife trade. The British homeware brand and the international charity have developed a new collection to raise funds to support ZSL’s conservation of animals. ‘Animals of the Savannah’ is a celebration of …

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Deadline extended to take part in July/August issue of Housewares Magazine

The deadline to take part in the July/August issue of Housewares Magazine has been extended by two weeks from Wednesday July 4 to Wednesday July 18. This issue includes the following features: Exclusively Housewares & Exclusively Electrical Review Autumn Fair: Preview Bakeware Sugarcraft/cake decorating Weighing and Measuring Tools and Gadgets …

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Entries open for The Housewares Innovation Awards 2019

Entries have opened for The Housewares Innovation Awards 2019 – the most coveted awards in the UK housewares industry. Organised annually by Datateam Business Media – publisher of Housewares Magazine and its digital partner HousewaresLive.net – in partnership with annual home and gift show Spring Fair, the Awards honour the …

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Giftware Association appoints new chair

The Giftware Association (GA) announced the name of the new chair of its national committee at its AGM and Members’ Day, held in central Birmingham on June 20. Jeremy Corner, the co-owner of award-winning greetings card supplier Blue Eyed Sun and wedding stationery specialist Ivy Ellen was elected to the role. …

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Tesco and Carrefour to create ‘long-term strategic alliance’

British supermarket chain Tesco and French hypermarket chain Carrefour have announced their intention to enter into a long-term, strategic alliance. In a statement issued this morning (Monday July 2), the retail giants said: ‘The Alliance will cover the strategic relationship with global suppliers and the joint purchasing of own-brand products …

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BHETA sets date for next credit forum

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) will hold its next Credit Forum on Wednesday July 11 at its headquarters in central Birmingham. Hosted by Experian and Acumen Credit Insurance Brokers, the event is aimed at credit and/or finance professionals, and runs from 10am to 2pm with a buffet lunch. …

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Lawsons goes plastic-free in July

South-west housewares and home furnishings chain Lawsons is taking part in Plastic Free July and has signed up to the challenge at www.plasticfreejuly.org. Organised by charity The Plastic Free July Foundation, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the world’s growing plastic waste problem by challenging people to avoid single-use …

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M&S report reveals the nation’s burger habits

Burgers are booming at Marks & Spencer (M&S), with record sales last month – up 49% on the previous year The retailer said: ‘As Britain goes burger mad, we’ve delved into the nation’s burger habits in a Burger Report: a snapshot of UK burger eating using YouGov research and M&S …

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Waitrose unveils Heston’s Christmas menu

Waitrose has revealed details of its ‘Heston from Waitrose’ range for Christmas 2018. The supermarket chain said its ambassador Heston Blumenthal OBE ‘is back with his festive favourites, along with exciting new additions inspired by the old British pastime of wassailing’. The multi-award-winning chef explained: “Dating back to the 16th …

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