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Selfridges launches Blondies Kitchen bar

Following a successful pop up at Selfridges in May, baking duo ‘Blondies Kitchen’ have returned to the London department store to launch their first permanent milk and cookie bar in its Foodhall. The concession, which launched on September 14, serves six cookie flavours and three types of milk, plus new …

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Dulux announces 2018 Colour of the Year

Paint brand Dulux Heart Wood has unveiled Heart Wood as its Colour of the Year for 2018. Sitting between a smoky taupe and dusky mauve, Heart Wood is described as a ‘warm neutral, with a hint of heath’. Dulux explained: ‘We’ve identified a global need for homes to feel even …

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Poundland pledges to accept old style pound coins after deadline

As the deadline looms for Brits to empty their pockets and homes of round £1 coins, Poundland has today (Monday October 9) claimed that it will be the first retailer in the country to accept the old style coins after they are taken out of circulation. The new 12-sided £1 …

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Tesco completes epic Land’s End to John O’Groats charity walk

Thousands of Tesco staff have walked in relay from Land’s End to John O’Groats for charity. The month-long event was held to raise funds for Tesco’s national charity partnership with Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation. More than 4,000 staff from stores, offices and distribution centres across the UK …

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A New York Bodega comes to Selfridges

An American rapper, producer, director, actor and model called A$AP Rocky has partnered with Selfridges to create a temporary retail space in its flagship London branch. Open for just 10 days, from last Monday (October 2) to Wednesday (October 11), the AWGE Bodega (named after the international AWGE creative collective …

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James Corden teams up with Keurig to ‘brew the love’ across America

James Corden is fronting a campaign in the US for coffee maker brand Keurig. The English actor , who hosts late-night US television talk show ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ is challenging to coffee drinkers across America to ‘Brew the Love’ by ‘ditching their drip’ for a Keurig …

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Sainsbury’s spots ‘biggest foodie trend heading across the Atlantic’

Sainsbury’s claims to have identified the biggest foodie trend heading across the Atlantic this autumn: seared steak adorned with edible gold leaf. The supermarket chain said: ‘First seen on the plates of Silicon Valley’s biggest hotshots, the gold leaf is applied liberally to quality cuts of meat, creating a uniquely …

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BRC-KPMG: footfall declines in August

UK shopper footfall fell 1.2% in August against the year-ago period – below the three-month and 12-month rolling averages of -0.4% and -0.3% respectively, according to the latest statistics from the British Retail Consoium (BRC) and Springboard. Covering the four weeks from July 30 to August 26, the BRC- Springboard’s …

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Marks & Spencer confirms start date for new md for clothing, home & beauty

Marks and Spencer has confirmed that Jill McDonald took up the new position of managing director, clothing, home & beauty last Monday (October 2). The former chief executive officer of Halfords will have overall profit and loss accountability for all aspects of the M&S non-food business, from design and sourcing …

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New Paul Hollywood baking show airs next month

Channel 4 has revealed that a new series fronted by celebrity baker Paul Hollywood will make its debut in November. Entitled ‘A Baker’s Life’, the four-part series is being made by Love Productions – the company behind  ‘The Great British Bake Off’, in which Paul stars as a judge. Love Productions creative director …

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