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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 October issue is filled to the brim with pages of products, personalities, business profiles and more. In a four-page interview, we talk to Steamer Trading Cookshop founder and director Ben Phillips and ceo Mark Saunders, who reveal some …

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Coming up in Housewares Magazine…

The November/December edition of Housewares Magazine is our big end-of-year issue, promising major coverage of products launched in the past 12 months. The packed feature line-up includes: The 2017 Hot List Top Drawer Spring/Summer 2018 Preview Cookware Colour In The Home Condiments Tools and Gadgets Best of Best Sellers 2017 …

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Sophie wins The Great British Bake Off

After 10 weeks and 30 challenges, Sophie Faldo was crowned winner of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ on Channel 4 last night (Tuesday October 31). In the eighth series of the competitive baking show, Sophie was announced as the champion of 11 contestants by judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. …

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Demand for eco-cleaning products hits ‘all-time high’

Green-minded Brits are becoming more eco-conscious when it comes to using environmentally-friendly cleaning products for their homes, according to Tesco. In the last year there has been a sharp rise in demand for eco-cleaning products, with the supermarket chain reporting a near 45% rise in sales. In response the retailer …

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UK consumers set to spend £481m on Halloween

Halloween sales are set to rise by 1.7% to £481 million this year. This represents slower growth than previous years, as consumers attempt to cut back on discretionary purchases, according to GlobalData. The Halloween clothing sector is expected to show the strongest year-on-year growth of 3.1%, as retailers adapt their …

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Booze and vegetarian dishes boost Waitrose sales

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose were up 2.1% last week (to Saturday October 28) on last year. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said sales of vegetarian food increased by 24% as Waitrose unveiled its biggest ever range of meat-free foods. With the introduction of 30 new dishes, …

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Cookshop sales up 4% for John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis for last week (to Saturday October 28) were £98.7 million, down 4% on the same week last year. The department store group’s customer director Craig Inglis said Home sales were down 2%, primarily due to fewer promotions. But lighting sales and Cookshop were positively impacted, …

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Waitrose launches its biggest ever vegetarian range

In response to rising demand for vegetarian food, Waitrose has unveiled its biggest ever range of meat-free foods. With the introduction of 30 new dishes, the supermarket chain is increasing its shop space devoted to vegetarian foods by an average of 35%. Launched last week, the range includes an exclusive …

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Asda names new president and ceo

Asda announced today (Monday, October 30) that Roger Burnley will take on the role of president and chief executive officer of the supermarket chain from January 1. Roger returned to Asda as chief operating officer and deputy chief executive officer in October 2016, joining the board following Sean Clarke’s appointment …

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Record number of entries for Housewares Innovation Awards!

We are thrilled to announce that we have received a record number of entries for The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018 and would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who took part. Supplier entries have now closed but we can still accept entries and nominations for the retailer …

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