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Wilton teams up with Hobbycraft to demo at Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair

Wilton showcased a variety of its specialist cake decorating products at the fourth annual Handmade Fair. Billed as ‘the ultimate creative day out’, the Fair is a consumer show produced by TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp, star of series including Channel 4’s ‘Kirstie’s Homemade Home’ and ‘Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas’. The event …

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Waitrose extends ‘Cook Well’ recipe box trial

Waitrose is extending the trial of its ‘Cook Well from Waitrose’ recipe box service with 60 new dishes, an extra delivery, and the option to order a box for a family of four. The boxes contain pre-portioned, bagged ingredients and recipe cards which are delivered direct to customers’ homes free …

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John Lewis appoints Chris Harris as group property director

Chris Harris will join the John Lewis Partnership on March 1 as group property director, reporting to group finance director Patrick Lewis. He is moving from Arcadia Group, where he is group property and procurement director and a member of the board. Chris has spent his career in the property …

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KitchenCraft reveals ambitious plans

Kitchen Craft is moving forward to meet the needs of today’s consumers, according to managing director Matthew Canwell. In an exclusive interview in the October issue of Housewares Magazine, he revealed details of a three-year multi-million pound plan which includes a brand new state-of-the-art fulfilment centre. Founded by Thomas Plant …

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Take part in the next issue of Housewares Magazine

We are now working on the October issue of Housewares Magazine, which includes the following features: Food Preparation Tabletop Childrensware Small Electricals Storageware Barware Textiles Oven-To-Tableware What’s New? The issue will be read by 4,973* buyers – so this is a great opportunity for you to promote your products. WOULD …

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Three weeks left to enter The Housewares Innovation Awards!

There are tree weeks left to enter The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018. The deadline for entries to be submitted is Monday October 23, so now is the time to take action! We are also accepting nominations across all our award categories. So if you know of a truly innovative product, …

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Housewares agent Angela Elliott takes to the Alps

Angela Elliot is the winner of a competition run by housewares supplier Charles Viancin in 2016 for the sales agent with the biggest increase in sales over the previous year. Angela opened a large number of new independent accounts during 2016, together with some larger chains. Her prize was a …

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Heal’s to launch regional flagship in Birmingham

Home interiors brand Heal’s has revealed more details of its plan to open a store in central Birmingham this Autumn. Established in 1810 and operating five stores – in Kingston-upon-Thames (Surrey), Brighton (East Sussex), Redbrick Mill (Batley, West Yorkshire); Westbourne Grove (west London) and Tottenham Court Road (central London) – …

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Christmas shopping in the home sector set to surge early, says eBay

eBay UK has released data on festive season searches to help retailers in the home and garden category prepare for the winter sales peak. The ecommerce retailer’s 2017 Christmas Tracker shows that home and garden shopping category starts as early as October and runs through until the first week of …

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Channel 4 is looking for the Next Big Thing for new business pitch show

Britain’s inventors, makers, and licensees of products are being given the chance to sell their wares to consumers and major retail buyers in a new Channel 4 series. Produced by Studio Lambert, the new 30-part daytime series of 30 episodes has the working title of ‘Buy It Now’ and will …

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