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Habitat.co.uk launches click & collect homeware service

Habitat is offering its online customers the choice to pick up their purchases at a location and time of their choice – or to continue to have them delivered direct to their home. The Habitat Click & Collect service, which launched yesterday (Thursday September 14), covers over 3,000 smaller homeware …

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Poundland ‘can’t dump Trump’

With Donald Trump’s rescheduled trip to the UK not happening any time soon, Poundland is calling on bargain hunters to help shift its new limited edition American range, which was purchased ahead of the US President’s proposed state visit. Thousands of Donald Trump masks, American flags and a range of …

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Tesco staff walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats for health charities

Thousands of Tesco staff are walking to raise funds and awareness for Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation. The Great Tesco Walk is a month-long trek between Land’s End and John O’Groats to raise funds for the supermarket chain’s partnership with the health charities. Staff from across the country …

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BHETA forum targets home improvement suppliers

BHETA’s next networking forum will feature guest speakers from three leading home improvement companies. The event takes place on September 26 at BHETA’s headquarters in Birmingham. Selco Builders Warehouse finance director Rob Brewill will talk about his company’s plans. David Hibbert, joint managing director of wholesaler Stax Trade Centres, will …

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Have you entered The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018 yet?

Entries and nominations have opened for The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018 – the most coveted awards in the UK housewares industry. Organised annually by Housewares Magazine and its digital partner HousewaresLive.net, in conjunction with Spring Fair, the Awards honour the UK’s most outstanding housewares companies for their innovation, creativity and …

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Evo Lifestyle Products joins BHETA

Homeware and lifestyle products distributor Evo Lifestyle Products has joined the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA). The Devon company supplies individual retailers, national chains, wholesalers and buying groups based all over the world. The business began life as Trolley Bags UK and with the addition of several brands, has …

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Retail footfall ‘sticks to the tramlines’ in August

Retail footfall levels fell back in August from a summer peak in July, according to retail consultancy Ipsos Retail Performance. Last month’s weekly average was -6.1% down on July, and 3.7% lower than in August 2016. This data is derived from the number of individual shoppers entering over 4,000 non-food …

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Debenhams group trading director steps down next month

Debenhams has announced that group trading director Suzanne Harlow will leave the business on October 20. In a statement, the department store retailer said Suzanne ‘intends to explore new opportunities elsewhere’. It added that the business is creating three new business units: Fashion and Home, Beauty and Beauty Services, and …

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Sainsbury’s appoints Jo Harlow as a non-executive director

Sainsbury’s has announced that Jo Harlow will join its board as a non-executive director with immediate effect. She will be a member of the remuneration committee and the nomination committee. A US national, Jo has a background in consumer-facing businesses having spent eight years at P&G and 11 years at …

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Proper plates please, say British diners

With more and more eateries serving food in gimmicky ‘plates’, a YouGov Survey has revealed that most British diners still prefer traditional styles of tableware. To see exactly what the public is willing to eat their food off, YouGov Omnibus showed 2,030 Brits a series of unconventional eating vessels (drawn …

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