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Garden Buyers Power List results revealed today

Some of the most talented and influential buyers in the garden industry will be celebrated today (Tuesday September 11) at a special event. The Glee Buyers Power List 2017 ceremony will take place between 12pm and 1pm at garden retail show Glee, which opened on Monday (September 11) at the …

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Chef Tom Kerridge to front brand new BBC Two series

Up and coming amateur food producers from across Britain will promote and sell their wares in a real shop in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales in a new BBC Two series presented by two-Michelin starred chef and presenter Tom Kerridge. The new 8-part series, provisionally called ‘The Finest In …

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We’re homebirds at heart, says Currys PC World survey

Three-quarters of Brits hate staying at other people’s houses, according to new study. The survey of 5,000 adults by electrical retailer Currys PC World reveals that we are a nation of homebirds, who would much rather stay in the familiarity and comfort of our own abode than stopover with friends …

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Creative Tops: last-minute addition to Top Drawer

Creative Tops is a last-minute addition to the exhibitor list of London trade event Top Drawer, which runs until tomorrow (Tuesday September 12) at Olympia. The housewares supplier, which is attending Top Drawer for the first time, is launching new gifting ranges on stand C53. The company said: ‘Trend analysis …

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Heal’s and Made.com to headline new ‘Homewares at the Mailbox’ offering

Two of the leading names in home interiors are set to open at the Mailbox this Autumn. Heal’s and Made.com are headlining a new 20,000sq ft homewares section on Level 1 of the upmarket shopping complex in the city centre of Birmingham. Both retailers will be opening in the Midlands …

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BHETA to hold ‘Meet the Buyer’ event with Home Hardware

BHETA is to host a ‘Meet the Buyer’ day with Home Hardware on Tuesday October 27 at a hotel in or near Barnstaple in Devon. The event is being run in conjunction with GIMA (Garden Industry Manufacturer’s Association). Home Hardware is a dealer-owned wholesaler, which is the largest voluntary organisation …

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Bake Off has ‘well and truly landed’ says Channel 4 boss

Consolidated viewing figures released last week – taking account of time-shifted TV viewing over a seven-day period – show that Channel 4’s first episode of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ was watched by an average of 9.5 million viewers, representing a 35.4% share of the audience. The consolidated audience includes …

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Poundland raises £3 million for Macmillan Cancer Support

High street discount chain Poundland has raised £3 million for its charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support. The collaboration between the retailer and the charity began in 2009 and was originally intended to run for one year. But, Poundland said, its colleagues and customers ‘took Macmillan Cancer Support to their hearts …

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Tesco launches child-friendly veg range

Tesco has launched what it claims is the UK’s first ever range of fresh vegetables aimed at encouraging kids to eat healthier food. The range, which went on sale last week, kicked off with star-shaped butternut squash bites, and will be rolled out to include other produce including smiley sweet …

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Scout new talent at Top Drawer

The Autumn/Winter edition of London trade show Top Drawer opened its doors today (Sunday September 10). Organised by Clarion Events, the exhibition will run at Olympia until Tuesday (September 12). A total of 1,500 UK and international design-led brands are displaying their wares across four sectors: Home, Gift, Fashion and …

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