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John Lewis launches ‘home solutions’ service

Home Solutions is the name of a new service by department store group John Lewis, which allows customers to source and book trusted tradespeople for a range of home improvement services. The service has already been trialled and is being rolled out across selected areas in London and Berkshire this …

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Free ticket giveaway to Grand Designs Live

Housewares Magazine and www.Housewares.Live.net has teamed up with Grand Designs Live to give you the chance to claim one of 500 free pairs of tickets, worth up to £34 each, to the UK’s leading contemporary home show – Grand Designs Live – sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements. The event, presented …

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Tefal moves into food storage sector

Tefal has launched its first ever collection of food storage containers in the UK. Designed to keep food fresher for longer – and make storing, serving and moving food easier – the Tefal MasterSeal range consists of four collections: Fresh, To Go, Micro and Glass. All four ranges feature a freshness …

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Take part in the May issue of Housewares Magazine

We are now working on the May issue of Housewares Magazine, which includes the following features: Small Electricals Tools and Gadgets Outdoor Cooking and Dining Baking and Icing Eco-Friendly Products Childrensware Colour in the Home Healthy Living Chicago Show Review SUPPLIERS: WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE PART? The issue will …

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Have you seen the latest issue of Housewares Magazine?

Don’t miss out on the latest action-packed edition of Housewares Magazine! The March/April edition is filled to the gills with pages of products, personalities, business profiles – and a special focus on The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018. We’ve devoted 18 pages to our prestigious ceremony, which took place at the …

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John Lewis announces opening date of new Cheltenham shop

John Lewis has announced today (Thursday April 12) that its new department store in Cheltenham will open on October 18. The retailer is investing £23 million in the 115,000sq ft branch in Gloucestershire, which will offer home and technology products along with fashion and services. Cheltenham will be the 51st …

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Waitrose shoppers opt for Easter roasts and spring cleans

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose for last week (to Saturday April 7) were down 16.2% compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said: “Comparisons are heavily distorted by the earlier fall of Easter this year, which means that we are comparing six …

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Cookshop sales up 16% at John Lewis as hydration products prove a hit

Total sales for John Lewis last week (to Saturday April 7) were up 3.6% on last year, despite one less day of trading due to the timing of Easter. The department store group’s director of shop trade Maggie Porteous said: “Home was down 1.4%, although textiles and home accessories were …

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Waitrose to remove all disposable coffee cups in shops by autumn 2018

Waitrose has today (Tuesday April 10) committed to removing all takeaway disposable coffee cups from its shops by autumn 2018, saving more than 52 million cups a year. Customers who are members of the supermarket chain’s loyalty scheme, myWaitrose, will continue to have the option of free tea or coffee …

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IKEA launches its first range of speakers for the home

Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA announced details today (Monday April 9) of its first-ever range of Bluetooth speakers for the home. In-store from this month, the ENEBY speakers are available in two sizes (20cm x 20cm & 30cm x 30cm) and come in white, grey and black. They can be …

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