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Springboard: consumers defer Christmas shopping trips to last minute

Consumers are not only deferring shopping trips until the last minute, but are leaving it even later than last year to finish their Christmas purchases. According to data from retail intelligence expert Springboard, footfall between Sunday (December 17) and Wednesday (December 20) rose by 20.3% from the same four days …

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Youngest ever champ wins ‘MasterChef: The Professionals’ 2017

Twenty-one-year-old Craig Johnston was named the youngest ever champion of the BBC Two cooking competition, ‘MasterChef: The Professionals’ last night (Thursday December 21) Craig, now 22, is the eleventh winner to be awarded the title, as part of the youngest ever Finals in the series’ history. He joins past winners …

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‘Joanna & Jennifer: Absolutely Champers’ airs tonight

Actresses Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders’ onscreen counterparts – ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ pair Patsy Stone and Edina Monsoon – were rarely seen without a glass of champagne in their hand. And off camera, these long-time friends love nothing more than getting together to share a glass of something chilled and bubbly. …

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Zyliss relaunches and partners with Sebastian Conran Associates for range redesign

Swiss kitchen gadget brand Zyliss will roll out a brand relaunch in January. The kitchenware range’s ‘major refresh’ encompasses product design, marketing and point of purchase. Zyliss has partnered with award-winning kitchen and housewares design studio Sebastian Conran Associates in a redesign of its collection, for which more than 20 …

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‘Extreme Cake Makers’ is coming soon

‘Extreme Cake Makers’ returns to Channel 4 for a second series in January. Narrated by comedian, actor and presenter Rufus Hound, the 30-part show features sugarcraft specialists from around country and follows them as they ‘dream up ever more elaborate ways to satisfy our sweet tooth’. The broadcaster said: ‘Together, …

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Would you like to take part in the next issue of Housewares Magazine?

We are now working on the January/February 2018 issue of Housewares Magazine, which includes the following features: Top Drawer Show: Review Spring Fair: Preview Ambiente Show: Preview Chicago Show: Preview Kitchen Knives and Accessories Storageware Healthy Eating Housewares As Gifts World Cookware The issue will be read by 4,973* buyers …

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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 November/December issue is filled to the brim with pages of products, personalities, business profiles and more. In a two-page interview, Lakeland buying & merchandising director Samm Swain shares her strategies for sourcing products for the 68-strong chain –and …

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Special recognition award for Home Hardware manageress Fiona Robson

Home Hardware paid tribute to an exceptional employee at its annual convention, held at Woolacombe in Devon on November 18. At the event, Fiona Robson received a special recognition award for her efforts. She is the manageress of the Isles of Scilly retailer The Islands’ Home Hardware. The store’s owner …

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Brown’s Home Hardware wins Home Hardware ‘Retailer of the Year’ award

Brown’s Home Hardware has been named winner of Home Hardware’s ‘Retailer of the Year’ award. The announcement was made by Home Hardware chairman David Adams at the wholesaler’s annual convention at Woolacombe in Devon on November 18. He said: “I’m delighted that Brown’s Home Hardware has won this award. In …

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Bryan Clover ditches the booze in January for Rainy Day Trust

The Rainy Day Trust (RDT) celebrates its 175th anniversary in 2018 and to mark the occasion, the industry charity is running #Challenge175 throughout the year to raise awareness and funds for its work. RDT is the UK’s only charity supporting the home improvement workforce and their families in times of …

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