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Amazon.co.uk kicks off Boxing Day Sale with housewares deals

The Amazon.co.uk Boxing Day Sale launched today (Tuesday December 26) with new deals available as often as every five minutes on products from housewares and electricals to toys, games, fashion, jewellery, beauty and more, while stocks last. Thousands of ‘Lightning Deals’ – products available at a discount, in limited quantities, …

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Mary Portas reveals ‘What Britain Bought in 2017’

Retail expert Mary Portas returns to Channel 4 this week for her annual review of the nation’s retail spending habits over the past 12 months. Her one-hour documentary, entitled ‘What Britain Bought in 2017’, airs on Thursday (December 28) at 9pm on Channel 4 and is described by the broadcaster as ‘an …

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Lifetime Brands to Acquire Filament Brands

US housewares suppliers Lifetime Brands and Filament Brands today (Tuesday December 26) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Lifetime will acquire Filament in a cash and stock transaction. Based upon the closing price of Lifetime Brands’ common stock on December 21 2017, the transaction is …

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Survey reveals snacks left for Father Christmas across the country

Families in the north-east are the most likely to leave a treat for Father Christmas this evening (Sunday, December 24) according to a survey by OnePoll on behalf of Waitrose. More than 1,000 respondents revealed what food and drink they will be tempting Santa with this year. While a mince …

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Argos reveals top 20 most Fast-Tracked items on Christmas Eve

Air beds for unexpected guests, batteries, light bulbs – and chocolate fountains – are some of the last minute items ordered by the nation on Christmas Eve 2016. Argos has revealed the most popular products requested by its customers for same-day Fast Track delivery on Christmas Eve last year, which …

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Bunnings opens smaller format store in Bicester

Bunnings opened its doors in the Oxfordshire town of Bicester last week (Thursday December 21). On the site of the former Homebase on Launton Road, the new smaller format store is 36,700sq ft – which is approximately half the size of the largest Bunnings Warehouse store in Milton Keynes, which …

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MEN ONLY line-up announced for Top Drawer

London trade exhibition Top Drawer will launch a new concept area for ‘discerning menswear buyers’ next month. The MEN ONLY Trail aims to help visitors pinpoint masculine products across the show. Showcasing leading men’s fashion brands for the new season, the Trial will include independent menswear labels such as Oliver …

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Series two of Delicious coming soon

Dawn French and Emilia Fox star in a second helping of the hit foodie drama ‘Delicious’ on Friday (December 29) at 9pm. The four-part Sky One series centres on Dawn and Emilia’s characters in a story of love, food and friendship. Dawn French plays cook Gina, who has inherited the …

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The Bake Off is back for Christmas

‘The Great British Bake Off’ returns to Channel 4 for two specials over the festive season. In ‘The Great Christmas Bake Off’ on Christmas Day at 7.40pm, former contestants Paul Jagger, Beca Lyne-Pirkis, Selasi Gbormittah and Val Stones face three yuletide challenges to compete for the title of Christmas Star …

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Sainsbury’s shoppers stock up on ‘Festive Friday’ for big Christmas weekend

Sainsbury’s predicts that customers getting ready for a bumper Christmas break will make today (Friday December 22) the biggest ever trading day in the company’s history. With Christmas falling on a Monday this year, the grocer forecasts that record-breaking sales will be driven by shoppers stocking up on supplies ahead of …

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