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Morrisons announces nationwide ‘Quieter Hour’

Morrisons is set to introduce a quieter hour in all of its stores for customers who would benefit from a calmer shopping trip. Designed to help customers who struggle with music and the other noise associated with supermarket shopping, Quieter Hour will take place every Saturday in all of the …

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Have your say on the Offensive Weapons Bill

Do you have relevant expertise and experience or a special interest in the Offensive Weapons Bill, which is currently passing through Parliament? If so, you can submit your views in writing to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee which is going to consider this Bill. A post at www.parliament.uk …

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Lakeland signs up to WRAP’s The UK Plastics Pact

Lakeland has pledged its support to charity WRAP’s (Waste & Resources Action Programme) The UK Plastics Pact. The initiative is a collaboration which brings together businesses from across the entire plastics value chain to change the way plastic is designed, produced, used, re-used, disposed of and reprocessed. The housewares chain …

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Indesit launches free cake kit promotion

Indesit has partnered with award-winning cake and biscuit kit company Craft & Crumb to offer consumers a free cake baking kit with the purchase of a selected Indesit oven. The promotion, which runs until August 30, supports the appliance manufacturer’s #DoItTogether campaign, which encourages families to share the household chores …

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Gift of the Year 2019 open for entries

The Gift of the Year 2019 competition is now open for entries, and will remain open until November 30. Organised by the Giftware Association (GA), the contest was launched at the Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival in Harrogate this week. Gift of the Year celebrates the best home and gift …

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New podcast takes listeners ‘behind the scenes’ at M&S

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched a podcast series that goes behind the scenes of the retailer. Featuring interviews with M&S staff and guests from the world of business, government and campaign groups, it will tackle some of the issues facing business today, the history of the High Street and …

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Hit Products boss stars in Karren Brady’s new business show

Housewares supplier Hit Products will be featured in a prime-time ITV series next month. Presented by high profile business leader and TV personality Baroness Karren Brady CBE, ‘Give It A Year’ follows a host of budding entrepreneurs who have decided to go it alone and start a new business. Karren …

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There is still time to take part in July/August issue of Housewares Magazine

The deadline to take part in the July/August issue of Housewares Magazine has been extended to Wednesday July 25. This issue includes the following features: Exclusively Housewares & Exclusively Electrical Review Autumn Fair: Preview Top Drawer: Preview Bakeware Sugarcraft/cake decorating Weighing and Measuring Tools and Gadgets Colour In The Home …

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Squire’s managers go ‘back to the floor’

Four members of Squire’s Garden Centres’ group office management team have been ‘back to the floor’ experiencing various roles across the business. Called ‘Feet On The Floor’, the programme gave managers the opportunity to work in an area of the company that they hadn’t necessarily experienced before. The project came …

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Leekes wins Family Business of the Year award

Independent home department store chain Leekes has been named Family Business of the Year at a prestigious awards ceremony. The family-owned and managed retailer was recognised at The National Family Business Awards 2018, held at London’s Wembley Stadium last Saturday (July 14), with family member and shareholder Rebecca Leeke representing …

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