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A New York Bodega comes to Selfridges

An American rapper, producer, director, actor and model called A$AP Rocky has partnered with Selfridges to create a temporary retail space in its flagship London branch. Open for just 10 days, from last Monday (October 2) to Wednesday (October 11), the AWGE Bodega (named after the international AWGE creative collective …

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James Corden teams up with Keurig to ‘brew the love’ across America

James Corden is fronting a campaign in the US for coffee maker brand Keurig. The English actor , who hosts late-night US television talk show ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ is challenging to coffee drinkers across America to ‘Brew the Love’ by ‘ditching their drip’ for a Keurig …

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Sainsbury’s spots ‘biggest foodie trend heading across the Atlantic’

Sainsbury’s claims to have identified the biggest foodie trend heading across the Atlantic this autumn: seared steak adorned with edible gold leaf. The supermarket chain said: ‘First seen on the plates of Silicon Valley’s biggest hotshots, the gold leaf is applied liberally to quality cuts of meat, creating a uniquely …

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BRC-KPMG: footfall declines in August

UK shopper footfall fell 1.2% in August against the year-ago period – below the three-month and 12-month rolling averages of -0.4% and -0.3% respectively, according to the latest statistics from the British Retail Consoium (BRC) and Springboard. Covering the four weeks from July 30 to August 26, the BRC- Springboard’s …

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Marks & Spencer confirms start date for new md for clothing, home & beauty

Marks and Spencer has confirmed that Jill McDonald took up the new position of managing director, clothing, home & beauty last Monday (October 2). The former chief executive officer of Halfords will have overall profit and loss accountability for all aspects of the M&S non-food business, from design and sourcing …

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New Paul Hollywood baking show airs next month

Channel 4 has revealed that a new series fronted by celebrity baker Paul Hollywood will make its debut in November. Entitled ‘A Baker’s Life’, the four-part series is being made by Love Productions – the company behind  ‘The Great British Bake Off’, in which Paul stars as a judge. Love Productions creative director …

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Terraillon announces corporate rebranding in the UK

Terraillon, the French specialist in weighing scales and connected wellbeing products formerly known as Hanson Ltd in the UK, announced a full rebrand yesterday (Thursday October 5). The company will continue operating under one global trade name and will be known as Terraillon, effective immediately. Founded in 1908, Terraillon set …

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Play ‘Spot the Difference’ on ACID’s new website

ACID is ramping up its fight against copying with a high profile feature on its new website, which launched this week. ACID (Anti Copying In Design) is a trade association for designers and manufacturers that is committed to fighting design theft. The new website includes a section called ‘ORIGINAL OR …

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Ikea launches ‘the Ikea house party’

Swedish home furnishings retailer IKEA is planning four days of evening house parties and daytime experiences to celebrate its 30th anniversary in the UK. Billed as ‘The Ultimate House Party’, the events will take place from Wednesday October 18 to Saturday October 21 at 19 Greek Street in central London. …

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Tefal invests £1 million in TV ad campaign

Tefal is investing in a £1 million TV advertising campaign to support its Ingenio cookware range. The push will run nationally from October 30 to November 30 on prime time and multi-channel stations. The housewares supplier said a new creative execution will be used in 20-second and 10-second formats that …

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