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Rebrands for John Lewis and Waitrose

The John Lewis Partnership has renamed its John Lewis and Waitrose brands to highlight their employee-owned status. The John Lewis Partnership is the UK’s largest example of an employee-owned business where all 83,000 staff are ‘Partners’ or co-owners. The department store group John Lewis been now has renamed ‘John Lewis …

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Tesco launches Jack’s chain

Tesco has launched a new brand and stores named after the supermarket chain’s founder Jack Cohen. The retailer said: ‘Part of the Tesco family, Jack’s will bring customers great-tasting food at the lowest possible prices: eight out of 10 food and drink products will be grown, reared or made in …

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Haden collaborates with Lorraine Pascale

Haden has announced its first housewares collaboration with food expert, cookbook author and TV chef Lorraine Pascale. Available from next month, the products collaborated on include a Stand Mixer, Air Fryer, Soup Maker, Kitchen Angel Instant Cooker & Health Blender. Haden director Sachin Bagga said: “We’re thrilled to be working …

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M&S launches campaign featuring celebrities’ foodie favourites

M&S has unveiled the first of a series of digital films for this Autumn featuring a host of TV stars captured on screen sampling M&S Food. Celebrities Amanda Holden, Rochelle Humes, Paddy McGuinness and Emma Willis are taking part in M&S Food’s biggest ever social media campaign, which showcases new …

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Jamie Oliver joins Tesco’s healthier eating campaign

Celebrity chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver is joining Tesco to help make it easier for the nation to eat well and live healthier lives. As a first step this month, Jamie will front up the supermarket chain’s ‘helpful little swaps’ in-store, where healthier alternatives offer reduced levels of sugar, salt …

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New face joins Housewares team

Datateam Business Media, the publisher of Housewares Magazine, is delighted to announce the appointment of Alison Farrell to the role of sales manager. With over 30 years of sales experience specialising in the print and paper industry, Alison will be responsible for advertising sales for Housewares Magazine and www.HousewaresLive.net, as …

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Cheesy wedding cakes on trend at Waitrose

With the wedding season coming to a close, Waitrose has revealed that tiered cheese cakes have become increasingly popular among newlyweds, with sales of cheese wedding cakes up an average of 49% compared with last year. The most popular choices are five-tier cheese wedding cakes, with sales of the Florence …

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Autumn/Winter 2018 arrives at Argos

Argos has revealed details of its new Autumn/Winter 2018 range. The retailer has highlighted several new additions for the home. It said: ‘Moulinex, made popular in the 1980s, will be returning exclusively to Argos with a brand new range of kettles, toasters and coffee machines (kettle £34.99, two-slice toaster £29.99, …

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John Lewis weekly sales up 1.7%

Total sales for John |Lewis last week (to Saturday August 25) were up 1.7% on last year. The department store group’s head of shop trade for Scotland & North Barry Matheson said: “Home sales were down 2.1%. However, our own-brand House had a strong week with sales up 11.6% on …

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Waitrose shoppers enjoy Bank Holiday roast dinners

Sales at Waitrose excluding fuel were down by 2.2% last week (to Saturday August 25) compared with last year. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said: “A cold and wet weekend for most of the country contrasted with a very hot bank holiday weekend last year. “The cooler temperatures …

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