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Top Drawer unveils new brand story for S/S18

“Defining a clear brand story is essential for retailer success.” That is the theme of the new Spring/Summer 2018 campaign for London trade show Top Drawer. The exhibition, which will be held at Olympia from January 14 to January 16, will showcase thousands of design-led products across four categories of …

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Bakewell Cookshop manager boxes for charity

Joe Pilkington, manager of Bakewell Cookshop in Derbyshire, will be swapping his oven mitts for boxing gloves later this month to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Beat SCAD. He will be taking part in the Ultra White Collar Boxing Event at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Chesterfield on …

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JWP recruits new product development manager

JWP has announced that Milu Baptista will be joining the company as new product development manager, effective immediately. The housewares distributor said Milu has plenty of experience in the industry, having worked as the commercial manager at the sourcing agency Portugal Direct for over 10 years, where she dealt with …

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National Geographic set to serve up National Geographic Food

National Geographic has launched a monthly magazine dedicated to ‘bringing to life the great storytelling ethos of the National Geographic brand in the food arena’. The first issue of ‘National Geographic Food (UK)’ launches on November 30 and will include reports and recipes by contributors including top chefs Mitch Tonks …

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Bake Off, Jamie, and Kirstie get festive on Channel 4

Channel 4 has revealed highlights of its schedule of Christmas programmes. The broadcaster said: ‘We’re back in the tent for a double portion of festive themed Great British Bake Off, Jamie’s in Italy, Kirstie’s being Crafty and there’s so much more.’ ‘The Great Christmas Bake Off/The Great Festive Bake Off’ …

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Brits plan to spend a record £4.5 billion on Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales

Research by www. finder.com has found that Brits are planning to spend a record £4.5 billion during Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales this year. According to a survey of 2,000 adults across the UK by the price comparison site, bargain hunters are planning to spend over £300 on average. …

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Argos opens two new regional fulfilment centres

Argos has opened two new regional fulfilment centres (RFCs) in Birmingham and Reading. Each RFC is 100,000sq ft, increasing Argos’s total RFC space to 250,000sq ft. RFCs process orders across the UK for Fast Track same-day or next-day delivery to customers’ homes or Fast Track Click & Collect from stores. …

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‘Delicious’ returns in December

Dawn French and Emilia Fox are returning for a second series of TV drama ‘Delicious’ next month – and this time they will be joined by Italian film star Franco Nero. ‘Delicious’ centres on Dawn and Emilia’s characters in a story of love, food and friendship. Dawn French plays cook …

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What More UK management visits non-stick sites

Directors and managers from What More UK recently visited the Whitford and CCC sites in Cheshire and Wolverhampton. The Lancashire-based housewares supplier said the visits are part of an ongoing commitment to confirm that is ‘aligned to offer customers the best options available’ when it comes to pre-coated non-stick bakeware. …

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Bunnings Warehouse opens tenth store

Home improvement and garden retailer Bunnings Warehouse officially opened its tenth store. at Harlow in Essex. last Wednesday (November 1). The 78,000sq ft branch, which is on the site of the former Homebase on Edinburgh Way, offers customers more than 30,000 products. Other services include paint mixing, key cutting, timber …

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