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John Lewis Partnership posts festive trading results

John Lewis Partnership “traded well” over the six weeks to December 30, according to chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield. Gross sales totalled £1,962 million – up 2.5% on last year – with 3.6% growth for John Lewis and 1.4% for Waitrose. John Lewis Partnership operates 49 John Lewis shops across the …

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Come and join us at The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018

Tickets for The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018 are selling like hot cakes – so now is the time to book your seats! The ceremony will take place at The National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on the evening of Monday February 5 – during the Spring Fair. Attended by hundreds of …

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Obituary: Nigel Horwood

Nigel Horwood, sales manager (Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Channel Islands) of Horwood Homewares, died on Tuesday (January 9). He was 57. The company has released the following statement: ‘It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Nigel. Diagnosed with cancer in 2017, he put up a great fight, …

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A new beginning for Stow Green

Housewares supplier Stow Green issued a statement to its customers today (Wednesday January 10), following Monday’s announcement by fellow supplier Eddingtons that it had acquired selected Stow Green assets including stock and IP. The statement said: ‘We are delighted to be able to announce that Stow Green has been acquired …

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Pam Ballone joins Exclusively Shows team

Brooke House Exhibitions, the organiser of co-located London trade shows Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical, has appointed Pam Ballone to handle marketing and PR for the 2018 shows, following the resignation of Vanessa Fortnam. Pam will be responsible for liaising with the trade press, show advertising and editorial, preparing marketing …

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Waitrose offers personal nutritionist service

From today (Monday January 8),Waitrose is trialling a personal nutritionist service in two stores, designed to provide customers with dietary advice tailored specifically to their individual needs. Customers in the supermarket chain’s Canary Wharf and Kingston-Upon-Thames shops in London and Surrey can book a personal consultation with a qualified nutritionist. …

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Deadline extended to take part in Housewares Magazine’s January/February issue

Good news: there is still time to take part in the January/February 2018 issue of Housewares Magazine because the deadline has been extended to the end of this week: Friday January 12. The issue includes the following features: Top Drawer Show: Review Spring Fair: Preview Ambiente Show: Preview Chicago Show: …

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KitchenAid named ‘number one mixer brand in the world’

KitchenAid has been ranked ‘world number one’; in the mixer category of the Euromonitor Consumer Appliances Report 2017. The rating is based on retail volume sales of both stand mixers and hand mixers from 2012 to 2017, Janne Freygang, KitchenAid brand & PR manager for the EMEA region, commented: “KitchenAid …

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What More UK features on BBC’s ‘Breakfast’

What More UK had a starring role on TV this morning (Monday, January 8) when the housewares manufacturer took part in BBC One’s ‘Breakfast’ on BBC One. The national morning news programme broadcast a series of interviews between business presenter Steph McGovern and What More UK director Tony Grimshaw OBE, …

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