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Housewares retailers road-test Eva Solo in Denmark

A selection of UK housewares retailers recently visited Denmark to road-test Eva Solo’s grill & cookware ranges. Representatives from cookshops Borough Kitchen of London, Kooks Unlimited of Richmond-upon-Thames in Surrey, David Mellor of London and Trevor Mottram of Tunbridge Wells in Kent, along with department store Fenwick Brent Cross of …

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STV sponsors Home Hardware’s Clay Pigeon Shoot Challenge

  Pest control supplier STV (and its sub-brands The Big Cheese, Defenders, and Zero) sponsored the Clay Pigeon Shoot Challenge held recently during wholesaler Home Hardware’s Convention at Woolacombe in Devon. Thirty members and partners took part in the contest, which took place on November 18 at The South West …

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Home Hardware raises £1,600 for charity

Members, suppliers and staff that attended Home Hardware’s recent Convention raised £1,600 for charity. The wholesaler held its event at The Woolacombe Bay Hotel at Woolacombe in Devon, from Friday November 17 to November 19. A total of £300 was raised for Children in Need in a draw held on the …

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Hat-trick for David Mason Design

David Mason Design (DMD) was voted Best Display Stand at Home Hardware’s Convention Trade Show on November 17. Forty-four exhibitors attended the event, held at The Woolacombe Bay Hotel at Woolacombe in Devon. The award was judged by an independent panel, and the cash prize of £100 was presented to …

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Currys PC World reveals best-selling Black Friday products

Currys PC World has revealed that the LG OLED TV was the best-selling TV in its Black Friday sale today (November 24), selling five times more than last year. Another big trend was voice controlled technology, with sales up 769% year-on-year. Other big increases included Android tablets, up 56% year-on-year, …

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Record number of visits to Argos website

Argos kicked off its Black Friday sale three hours early this year at 21:00 last night (Thursday, November 23) – with record results. More than 800,000 people visited Argos’s online channels between 21:00 and 22:00 last night, which equates to more than 13,000 customers every minute – smashing last year’s …

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‘Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast’ is back with celebrity guests

Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty are back with a brand new cookery show that starts tonight. The fifth series of ‘Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast’ kicks off at 8pm on Channel 4. The broadcaster said: ‘Over 12 weeks, in a pop up cafe at the end of Southend Pier, …

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Black Friday ‘exceeds expectations’ for John Lewis

John Lewis marked its busiest ever hour of online trading today (Friday November 24). The department store group said Black Friday 2017 is set to be one of its most successful days. From 9am to 10am this morning, an average of 705 units were purchased per minute on johnlewis.com. The …

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John Lewis: initial Black Friday update

John Lewis reports that customers were quick to respond to its Black Friday deals his morning (Friday November 24). The department store group’s busiest shopping hour online so far was between 7am and 8am, with an average of 495 units ordered per minute. Customers shopping online between 12am and 8am …

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Argos to start Black Friday 3 hours early

As the UK counts down to the start of Black Friday tomorrow (November 24) – billed as the busiest online shopping day of the year – Argos has announced that it will officially start the big day three hours early, at 21.00 tonight (Thursday November 24). In previous years, Argos …

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