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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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New Soda joins BHETA

Kitchenware supplier New Soda is the latest housewares company to join the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA). The Anglo-American design firm is based in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, with sales and customer service offices in the US state of New Jersey. New Soda is known as the originator of trademarked …

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Waitrose on the quest for more local gin

Sales of local and regional artisan gin have grown by 50% in the past year at Waitrose, as demand for spirits from local distilleries continues to rise. In response, the supermarket chain introduced three new gins from local distilleries to several of its shops this week. Ramsbury Gin (exclusive to …

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Bunnings Warehouse opens fifth store

Bunnings Warehouse opened the doors to its fifth store yesterday (Tuesday July 25), in the Kent town of Folkestone. The new branch at Park Farm Retail Park is Kent’s first Bunnings Warehouse. It follows recent openings in Milton Keynes, Hemel Hempstead and two in St Albans. Measuring more than 74,000sq …

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Amazon opens new UK head office and reveals plans to double R&D roles in London

Amazon today (Tuesday July 25) opened the doors to its new UK head office and Development Centre at Principal Place in London. The building in Shoreditch is part of a mixed-use scheme with half an acre of public piazza and events space and 20,000sq ft of retail. In 2014, Amazon …

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Variable weather hits Waitrose sales

Cold weather foods drove many in-store and online purchases for Waitrose last week (to Saturday July 22), as the trading period compared against the hottest week of the year in 2016. The supermarket chain’s retail director Ben Stimson said: “Variable weather led to total sales for the week falling 1.1%, …

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Tense Brits turn to cleaning to relieve stress, says survey

The average adult spends two hours and 11 minutes every day feeling stressed – and more than half of them turn to cleaning to unwind, according to a new survey. Of 2,000 adults polled by OnePoll.com for household cleaning products supplier Kärcher, six in ten respondents claimed that having a …

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