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New store openings for Wilko

Variety chain Wilko opened a new store in Nottingham on August 23. The 8,310sq ft premises is located at Giltbrook Shopping Park on Ikea Way. It stocks a variety of product categories from home, garden and health & beauty, to decorating, DIY and pets. Wilko will also open a new …

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Debenhams opens flagship store in Stevenage

Debenhams opened the doors to a new flagship store in the Hertfordshire town of Stevenage on August 24. Located at Roaring Meg Retail & Leisure Park, the 80,000sq ft branch which represents a multi-million pound investment. It showcases homeware, fashion, and beauty departments across two floors. The retailer trades out …

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Oliver Bonas to make Welsh debut at St David’s shopping centre

Independent homeware and fashion retailer Oliver Bonas is set to launch its first ever Welsh store in St David’s shopping centre in Cardiff. The 2,290sq ft branch will stock the brand’s range of homeware, fashion, jewellery and gifts from its own design team and select brands. Oliver Bonas launched in …

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Jamie tops The Sunday Times Bestsellers List

Jamie Oliver’s new cookbook is top of ‘The Sunday Times’ list of bestselling manuals. ‘5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food’ is a tie-in to the celebrity cook’s eight-part TV series called ‘Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food,’ which started on August 21 at 8pm on Channel 4. The broadcaster said …

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Steamer Trading Cookshop identifies housewares used in episode one of Bake Off

Specialist retailer Steamer Trading Cookshop has posted a blog on its website of housewares like those used in the first episode of The Great British Bake Off, which aired last Tuesday (August 29) on Channel 4. The blog said: “If you find your eye wandering from the baking drama, you …

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Obituary: Jeff Murphy

Jeff Murphy, 53, vice president, international of the International Housewares Association of the US passed away on June 7, during a hiking trip to Yellowstone National Park. Jeff’s death was the result of fall near Mammoth Hot Springs in Wyoming, according to National Park Service officials. In a statement, IHA …

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Eddingtons introduces new look website

Housewares distributor Eddingtons has launched a new look website at www.eddingtons.co.uk.  The company said the new look site has been designed to offer ‘a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality, while allowing trade customers to see the full product range we have to offer’. New features of the website …

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DKB Household announces change of management

DKB Household has announced the appointment of Pierre Thomas as its new managing director. Pierre, who joined the business in July, is a multicultural French national and has previously lived and worked in the US, in Singapore and in Switzerland. He has managed various businesses in the consumer goods industry …

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John Lewis expands home improvement service

John Lewis is expanding a trial of a new home improvement and maintenance service across Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Taunton from September 12. The initiative, called ‘Home Solutions from John Lewis’, has already been trialled in Milton Keynes. It enables the department store group’s customers to book plumbers, …

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6.5 million tune in to The Great British Bake Off launch

‘The Great British Bake Off’ attracted a peak audience of 7.7 million viewers last night (Tuesday August 29) when series eight launched in its new home of Channel 4. The one-hour show made its debut at 8pm and drew an average audience of 6.5 million viewers and a 30.4% share …

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