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Poundland launches its first ever 50p summer sale

Value retailer Poundland launched its first ever summer sale yesterday (Monday July 31), cutting the price of thousands of product lines to 50p to the end of August. At the start of this year Poundland said it would continue to sell the huge majority of its items at £1, but …

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Waitrose launches 50th sushi counter – and plans 25 more

Waitrose launches its 50th sushi counter today (Tuesday August 1), at Hitchin in Hertfordshire, and will add up to 25 more by the end of January 2018. The retailer said the move reflect the needs of modern day shoppers for convenient food and drink to take away or eat in-store. …

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‘The Big Family Cooking Showdown’ is on its way

‘The Big Family Cooking Showdown’ is coming soon to BBC Two. This major new competitive show of 12 one hour episodes will delve into kitchens across the country in search of Britain’s best family of cooks. Judging the contestants’ efforts are cookery teacher Rosemary Shrager and Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli. …

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BHETA heads to Baltic States

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has organised an export mission to Slovenia for October. The aim of the visit to the capital of Ljubljana on October 8 and October 9 is to help open up the Baltic States market to members of the trade body. According to BHETA, Slovenia …

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House of Fraser opens at Rushden Lakes next month

House of Fraser has revealed that it will open its first store at an out-of-town retail and leisure complex in late August, when the department store group becomes an anchor tenant of Rushden Parks in Northamptonshire. With 64,000sq ft of retail space, the store will be the retailer’s first to …

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‘The Kilner Cookbook’ hits shelves next month

Housewares brand Kilner is celebrating its 175th anniversary with the launch of its first cookbook on August 10. The original Kilner jar was invented by John Kilner and Co in 1842 in England and is now used worldwide to not only preserve and pickle fruit and vegetables but to cook …

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EasyDo Products thinks pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

EasyDo Products has launched a limited edition version of its Dishmatic tool for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. EasyDo Products, which manufactures the Dishmatic range of dispensing …

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Britain is a nation of fridge raiders

Brits look in the fridge or food cupboard 23 times a day, with women taking the lead in the search for snacks, according to new research. A survey of homeowners carried out by AppliancesDirect.co.uk reveals Brits look in the fridge 14 times and the food cupboards nine times per day …

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Tesco shoppers create UK’s first ever bespoke Cheddar cheese

Tesco shoppers have made history by creating the UK’s first ever commercially produced bespoke Cheddar cheese. The move came after the retailer called on customers – and British cheese producer Parkham Farms – to help create a Cheddar cheese ‘to delight and satisfy the palates of today’s cheese lovers’. After …

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JML announces its biggest ever Christmas media spend

JML has upped its investment in media advertising by 20% this Christmas, by splashing out on 30-second adverts on ITV, Channel 4 and Sky. The retailer’s group head of sales Brian Keogh said that despite the slump in retail sales and increased inflation in 2017, JML is confident that consumers …

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