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Spode partners with Mulberry at London Fashion Week

Fashion house Mulberry teamed up with tabletop brand Spode earlier this month. To commemorate the launch of Mulberry’s Spring/Summer 18 collection during London Fashion Week, the lifestyle brand – which has two factories in Somerset and is a leading manufacturer of luxury leathergoods in the UK – took over Spencer …

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What More UK launches UPCYCLED range of storage boxes

Housewares manufacturer What More UK has launched a product range made from 95% post-consumer waste plastic. The Burnley-based company describes its Wham-branded UPCYCLED collection as a range as ‘strong, durable, lasting storage boxes made from plastic that would have been previously shipped away’. In the past, the UK has not …

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Obituary: Michael Cato

Michael Cato, former managing director and chairman of the London hardware and housewares chain William Cato & Sons, died at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, on December 26. He was 84. He ran the family firm with his cousins Tom and Richard Cato, and built it to a chain of …

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Tom Kerridge holds top spot in The Sunday Times Bestsellers

Tom Kerridge’s latest cookbook is top of ‘The Sunday Times’ list of bestselling manuals. ‘Lose Weight For Good’ is a tie-in to the Michelin-starred chef’s recent BBC Two series, which filmed Tom as he mentored a group of struggling dieters and aimed to prove they could ‘lose weight for good’ …

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Asda introduces the Cheester egg

Asda has hatched a plan to offer an Easter gift with a difference to cheese lovers. Available in selected branches nationwide from March 16, the Cheester Egg is the supermarket chain’s first Easter egg made of cheese. The 120g half dome of Blacksticks Blue comes in a box with a …

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Waitrose goes East for new Oriental craft gin

Waitrose has become the first UK supermarket to introduce a gin made in Japan. With sales of gin at Waitrose up 30%, the retailer said it is constantly searching for new styles to meet shoppers’ thirst for the popular spirit. Roku, a craft gin from Japanese distillery The House of …

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Squire’s reopens Woking garden centre

Squire’s reopened the doors to its Woking garden centre in Surrey yesterday (Friday February 23). Following a significant extension, the garden centre on Littlewick Road now has an ‘inspirational’ plant area, complete with an outdoor canopy, and a much bigger shop (pictured) offering a wider choice of gardening products, gifts …

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MasterChef is back this week

Series 14 of BBC One’s annual cookery competition MasterChef starts on Monday (February 26) at 9pm. Out of the thousands who applied, 56 amateur cooks have made it through to compete over four weeks of heats to be crowned the 2018 champion of the culinary contest. In the opening episode, …

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New cookery series from Mary Berry

Former Bake Off judge Mary Berry is back on BBC One with a new TV series which aims to celebrate ‘what makes Mary such a brilliant cook, teacher and inspiration’. ‘Classic Mary Berry’ kicks off on Monday (February 26) at 8.30pm and runs for six weeks. In the opening episode, Mary …

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Take part in the March/April issue of Housewares Magazine?

We are now working on the March/April issue of Housewares Magazine, which includes the following features: The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018: Review Spring Fair: Review Ambiente Show: Review Beverage Making Spring Cleaning Afternoon Tea Wedding Gifts Oven-To-Tableware Specialist cookware SUPPLIERS: WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE PART? The issue will be …

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