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Sainsbury’s trials sunflower lanyard initiative

Sainsbury’s has announced the extension of a new trial to help enhance the shopping experience for customers with hidden disabilities. The ‘sunflower lanyard’ initiative offers shoppers the option to pick up and wear a lanyard, which features a sunflower design and serves as a discreet sign for staff to recognise …

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Kanika Kapoor visits Ambiente as star guest

Indian singer and Bollywood star Kanika Kapoor made a special appearance at German trade show Ambiente on Monday (February 11). Her visit to the exhibition, held in Frankfurt from February 8 to February 12, brought a celebrity face to Ambiente’s 2019 partner country of India. She said: “It’s my privilege …

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Eleven exhibitors celebrate 11 anniversaries at Ambiente

Housewares suppliers Brabantia and KitchenAid were among 11 companies celebrating anniversaries at the five-day German trade show Ambiente in Frankfurt, which closed on Tuesday (February 12). Exhibitor Pillivuyt commemorated its 200th anniversary, while fellow exhibitors KitchenAid, Mertens, Fackelmann, Kaiser Backformen and Brabantia marked their centenaries. In addition, Berghoff Worldwide celebrated …

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Tesco to donate unsold Valentine’s Day flowers to charity

Tesco will give its unsold Valentine’s Day flowers and bouquets away to good causes this year ‘to make sure not a single stem goes to waste’. The supermarket chain said: ‘Despite high demand for bouquets in the run-up to Valentine’s Day, some stems and bunches will inevitably remain unsold despite …

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Waitrose unfurls rainbow rose for Valentine’s Day

Waitrose & Partners has introduced a multi-coloured single rose for Valentine’s Day, following the launch of its Language of Love bouquet- an arrangement of rainbow roses which sold out in 2018. The bouquet proved so popular with online shoppers last year that the supermarket has increased orders of it for this …

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Tefal launches its first baking appliance: the Cake Factory

In what the company describes as a major NPD breakthrough, Tefal has launched the Cake Factory. Designed to capitalise on the trend in home baking, the Cake Factory is Tefal’s first baking appliance – and is claimed to be the UK’s first and only precision cake maker. The product features five …

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T&G Woodware ‘thrilled’ by Gift of the Year accolade

Bristol-based housewares supplier T&G Woodware is in celebratory mood, following the news that its Ocean collection is the winner of the Kitchen & Dining category of the Giftware Association’s Gift of the Year 2019 Awards. The range includes ceramic storage pieces including a bottle/utensil jar, salt pig, storage jars, butter …

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The Gift of the Year 2019 winners revealed

The Giftware Association (GA) announced the winners of its annual Gift of the Year contest during an evening ceremony on February 3, held on the main stage of the Spring Fair at the NEC in Birmingham. The event celebrated 20 category winners, with newcomers Hot Smoked taking home the coveted …

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New ad campaign aims to get kids to eat more veg

Veg Power and ITV have joined forces to launch an advertising campaign to inspire children to eat more vegetables. Entitled ‘Eat Them To Defeat Them’, the push aims to engage with kids and parents in a new way, looking to reinvigorate how vegetables are viewed and consumed. The campaign has …

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John Lewis collaborates with Swoon

John Lewis & Partners is launching an exclusive new collaboration with design-led furniture brand Swoon which will be available in 11 shops across the UK and on johnlewis.com from the end of this month. The collection of furniture is the creation of Swoon’s in-house design studio and has been manufactured …

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