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Consultancy launches forums for homeware suppliers

Two forums have been launched by supply chain and logistics consultancy SCALA to help homeware, garden and DIY manufacturers address industry challenges. SCALA said: ‘The key to thriving in the rapidly changing market is collaboration. As such, we have launched two new forums as part of our Supply Chain Best …

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Tefal set to launch Ingenio cookware campaign

Tefal is launching a high profile campaign next month, designed to educate consumers on the benefits and features of its Ingenio cookware range. The ‘multi-level digital media campaign’, which runs from October 1 to November 11, will be filmed from the pan’s perspective, using a camera mounted Pancam. The promotion …

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Home Hardware trade show raises £400 for charities

A prize draw held at Home Hardware’s Autumn Trade Show, which took place last Tuesday (September 18) at Silverstone in Northamptonshire, raised a total of £400. The funds raised will be split equally between Cancer Research and industry charity the Rainy Day Trust. The southwest-based wholesaler said it would like to thank all …

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Arora Designs wins best display stand at Home Hardware trade show

Giftware supplier Arora Designs won the ‘Best Display Stand’ award At Home Hardware’s Autumn Trade Show, held last Tuesday (September 18) at Silverstone in Northamptonshire. Home Hardware chairman David Adams commented: “Arora Designs are a new supplier to Home Hardware and it’s great that they have worked extremely hard on …

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EFG Housewares expands team

Independent wholesaler EFG Housewares has expanded its sales team with two new appointments. Sales and operations manager Mike Smith joined on August 6 from Home Hardware, where he was head of sales. Prior to this, he held roles at companies including Pyrex, Rayware and World Kitchen. He has worked in …

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Valerie Graham to distribute ASA Selection

German brand ASA Selection has appointed Valerie Graham as its exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland Valerie Graham will be distributing the complete range of ASA Selection products from table linen and dinnerware to cutlery, kitchenware and home accessories. Michael Stein, managing director of Valerie Graham, said: “I have …

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Amazon partners with Bake Off

Amazon.co.uk has partnered with TV series ‘The Great British Bake Off’ to launch Amazon’s Get Baking Shop. Amazon UK country manager Doug Gurr said: “Like the rest of the UK, we love ’The Great British Bake Off’ here at Amazon and Amazon’s Get Baking Shop – with its vast selection …

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Lakeland launches housewares range with Mary Berry

Lakeland announced the launch of an exclusive range of housewares in collaboration with Mary Berry on Wednesday (September 19). Developed with the celebrity cook and TV presenter, the ‘Mary Berry with Lakeland’ range comprises bakeware, oven-to-tableware, kitchen textiles and kitchen accessories. The nine-piece bakeware range is non-stick coated carbon steel, …

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BHETA wins Tussle on the Turf

The housewares industry’s two leading trade associations – bira (British Independent Retailers Association) and BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association) – went head to head on July 18 in the annual Tussle on the Turf Golf Challenge at The Welcombe Golf Course in Stratford-upon-Avon. Twelve teams from both organisations battled …

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Whitford Worldwide launches new look website

Fluoropolymer coatings maker Whitford has launched its newly redesigned website. Described as ‘an easy and effective way to access information on Whitford’s products, services, quality programmes and resources,’ the site features a brand new look, clear navigation and improved content structure. Whitford European marketing & communications manager Rachel Findley said: …

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