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Culinary celebs head to the Cooking Theater at the Chicago housewares show

A host of US celebrity chefs will fill the Cooking Theater stage at the 2018 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago. Returning to the stage again for this year’s event, which takes place from Saturday (March 10) to next Tuesday (March 13) at McCormick Place, will be: Rick Bayless, …

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Shoppers set to treat mums on Sunday

With Mothering Sunday coming up this weekend (March 11), a survey by Bloom & Wild has investigated how different regions in the UK value and celebrate their mums. According to a poll of UK residents by the flower delivery company, Londoners – followed by the Welsh and East Anglians – …

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Whirlpool announces ‘voluntary safety campaign’ for KitchenAid 1.7l electric kettles

Whirlpool Corporation and its brand KitchenAid have launched a ‘voluntary safety campaign’ involving the 5KEK1722 KitchenAid 1.7 litre electric kettle. Whirlpool said the reason for the campaign is because it believes the handle of this kettle can, in rare circumstances, separate from the upper attachment points to the kettle’s body …

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Hoover announces sponsorship of ‘James Martin’s Saturday Morning’ show

Appliance brand Hoover is the new sponsor of ITV’s ‘James Martin’s Saturday Morning’ from tomorrow (Saturday, March 3). The weekly two-hour shows, which start at 9.30am, are filmed from the celebrity chef’s own home. The series reflects James’s love of hearty food as well as some of his other passions, …

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Survey shows our love for world foods is on the rise

Online food delivery company Deliveroo polled 1,500 Brits and asked them to correctly identify some of the world’s most famous foods – with some surprising, bizarre and often hilarious results. According to 15% of respondents, the Vietnamese noodle soup pho is in fact a type of exotic fish, while another …

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eBay.co.uk reveals 2018 wedding trends

With Meghan and Harry, and Eugenie and James setting the tone for a year of high-profile weddings, eBay.co.uk has revealed that 2018 is the year of the blushing (pink) bride. The online marketplace has reported that the months of January and February are critical when it comes to planning the …

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Llamas: the next big trend in homeware?

Llamas look like being the next big thing in homeware, according to Asda’s George Home designer Lucy Yates. Following on from the unicorn, flamingo and mermaid trends of last year, the supermarket chain has developed a range of llama-themed homeware, including mugs, bedding, pyjamas, throws, cushions, runners, strollers and bags. …

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Liberty Open Call update

In January, London department store Liberty invited designers, makers and craftspeople to upload a photo of their product to Instagram using #LibertyOpenCall for the chance to be stocked in the retailer’s home department. After receiving 9,500 entries, Liberty whittled down a shortlist and asked the public vote for their favourites. …

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John Fewings: funeral details

John Fewings, honorary president of Home Hardware, passed away on February 24, following a stroke. He was 83. John was one of the early members of buying group Barnfords in 1963 which later became Home Hardware South West. He served as a director for many years before becoming managing director …

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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: FULL COVERAGE OF THE WINNERS, HIGHLY COMMENDEDS AND FINALISTS Spring Fair: Review Ambiente Show: Review Beverage Making Spring Cleaning Afternoon Tea Wedding Gifts Oven-To-Tableware Specialist cookware SUPPLIERS: WOULD …

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