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Book launch by Dexam director Roger Morgan-Grenville

A book written by Roger Morgan-Grenville, director of housewares supplier Dexam, will hit shelves next week. ‘Not Out Of The Woods’ makes its debut at an official launch party at independent bookshop One Tree Books, on Lavant Street at Petersfield in Hampshire, on Wednesday (March 14) between 6pm and 7.30pm. …

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Brits to spend £893 million on Easter treats

This Easter, Brits are expected to spend £893 million on chocolate, gifts, Easter eggs and other festive gifts and goodies, according to research by price comparison site, www.finder.com. A survey of 2000 UK adults, commissioned by finder.com/uk and carried out by market research company OnePoll during February, revealed that a …

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Bunnings Warehouse opens London store in Penge

Bunnings Warehouse officially opened the doors of its latest branch, at Penge in south-east London, yesterday (Thursday March 8). The 40,000sq ft store offers home improvement and garden products from a wide range of brands, along with services such as paint mixing, key cutting, a garden centre, timber cutting and …

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Debenhams partners with homeware brand Maisons du Monde

Debenhams has announced a partnership with French furniture and home décor brand Maisons du Monde. The department store chain will open three Maisons du Monde shop-in-shops at its Westfield, Birmingham and Manchester branches this Spring. Maisons du Monde is already present here through an ecommerce platform, but this move will …

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IHA to launch consumer magazine at Chicago housewares show

The International Housewares Association (IHA) will launch the inaugural issue of its consumer lifestyle magazine, ‘The Inspired Home Journal’, at the 2018 International Home + Housewares Show 2018, which kicks off on Saturday (March 10). Organised by IHA, the four-day Show takes place at McCormick Place in Chicago. It will …

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Home Hardware show raises £400 for charities

A draw held at Home Hardware’s Spring Trade Show on Tuesday (March 6) raised £400, which will be split equally between Cancer Research UK and the Rainy Day Trust. Home Hardware said: ‘We would like to thank all members, suppliers and staff who generously contributed towards these charities’ A total …

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Pyrex wins best display stand at Home Hardware show

Pyrex scooped the Best Display Stand prize at Home Hardware’s Spring Trade Show. The award earned the housewares supplier’s key account manager Stephen Fennell a cash prize of £100, a certificate and a glass trophy for his efforts. Mark Dunn and Mark Fox of EPE received the runners-up prize of …

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John Lewis shoppers prepare for Mother’s Day and Easter

Total sales for John Lewis were down 14.4% last week (to Saturday March 3) on the same period last year. Home sales declined 17.2% but customers preparing for Mother’s Day on Sunday (March 11) and Easter purchased seasonal gift food, up 36%, and sweets, up 43% on last year. Electricals and …

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Cold snap spurs sales of canned soup and crumpets at Waitrose

Sales excluding fuel for Waitrose were up 0.8% last week (to Saturday March 3) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket grocery chain’s IT director Mike Sackman said: “Snow and ice across the country prompted customers to seek out warming food and drink. For example, canned soup sales …

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Simon Rimmer to front new C4 foodie show

Celebrity cook and restaurateur Simon Rimmer will present a new two-part TV series celebrating Britain’s best-loved food brands. ‘Britain’s Favourite Food’ will air on Friday March 23 at 8pm on Channel 4. According to the broadcaster, the show will ‘tell the stories of the iconic dishes that defined our meal …

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