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Gino, Gordon and Fred take a road trip

A new cookery series entitled ‘Gordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip’ kicks off on Thursday October 11 at 9pm on ITV, starring celebrity cooks Gordon Ramsay, Gino D’Acampo and French maître d’hôtel Fred Sirieix, best known for appearing on Channel 4’s ‘First Dates’. In the three-part series, the trio hit …

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Homesense gets ‘The Look of Love’

Homeware retailer Homesense has launched its first ever above-the-line advertising campaign. Created by independent London advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, the promotion carries the strapline ‘Homelovers love Homesense’ and aims to ‘celebrate the love that the retailer creates in its customers for its unique and branded homeware’. The push is spearheaded by …

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‘Drowning in Plastic’ airs tonight on BBC One

A year on from ‘Blue Planet II’, BBC One is airing a film tonight (Monday October 1) at 8.30pm that will investigate the consequences of the plastic pollution crisis in our oceans. The broadcaster said ‘Drowning In Plastic’ ‘picks up where ‘Blue Planet II’ left off, to explore the impact …

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M&S to launch checkout-free checkout

Marks & Spencer (M&S) announced today (Monday October 1) that its new scan and pay service – Mobile, Pay, Go – will be available for customers in six London stores ahead of Christmas. Currently available in M&S Simply Food branches on London’s Edgware Road and Waterside in Paddington, the service …

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New faces and a promotion for the Horwood sales team

Housewares supplier Horwood Homewares has promoted Andrew Jeffs to the role of key accounts manager and recruited Jennifer Barber and Marie Gilmartin to its sales team. Horwood sales director Rob Jones said: “Our customers are at the heart of everything we do; we want to ensure that we offer them …

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Home Hardware Southwest pays £189,000 to its members

Home Hardware Southwest recently paid £189,000 to its members in the form of dividends and rebates. David Adams, chairman of the dealer-owned wholesaler, said: “We are always delighted to pay our members rebates to further reward the loyalty, commitment and support they give to Home Hardware. We also appreciate the …

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Home Hardware Southwest names cookshop window winner

Home Hardware Southwest has announced that Blanchards Home Hardware at Bideford in Devon is the winner of its cookshop window dressing competition. Staines & Brights Home Hardware of Tiptree in Essex received the runner-up accolade. The winner and runner-up will receive gift vouchers worth £100 and £50 respectively. The contest …

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Dining series coming soon to BBC Two

BBC Two has commissioned a new show in which celebrities go out to dinner. Described as a ‘brand new subversive comedy entertainment show’, ‘I’ll Get This’ is a six-episode series that features an eclectic mix of five famous diners each week. The broadcaster explained: “When the celebrities arrive at the …

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Dulux names its Colour of the Year for 2019

Paint brand Dulux has revealed its ColourFutures colour palettes for 2019. Now in its 16th year, the palette is selected to help professionals make colour and design choices for a wide variety of buildings, from commercial to healthcare and education to residential. Dulux assembled a global panel of design professionals …

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From Steamer Trading and Selfridges to Harrods and Habitat… don’t miss the latest issue of Housewares Magazine!

The September/October issue is packed with product news, retailer profiles, commentary and interviews with key industry personalities. In our Big Interview, we meet Steamer Trading Cookshop founder Ben Phillips, who shares an update on the specialist chain’s strategy. And we shine the spotlight on Harrods’ award-winning cookshop and the brand new …

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