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Waitrose opens its biggest Oxfordshire branch in Banbury

Waitrose opened its largest shop in Oxfordshire yesterday (Thursday January 25), in the market town of Banbury. The branch, which is managed by Daniel Morehead, was officially launched by local MP Victoria Prentis. Thousands of products will feature on Waitrose Banbury’s shelves, as well as those offered on its fresh …

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Smeg UK appoints Dan Connell as SDA national account manager

Smeg UK has recruited Dan Connell as national account manager for the company’s SDA sector. Dan has 13 years of industry experience across both SDA and MDA in product, trade, commercial and category sales and marketing roles. He has previously worked for Glen Dimplex, Russell Hobbs and Hoover Candy and …

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US housewares veterans to be honoured at Chicago show

Three American housewares veterans will be honoured for their philanthropic endeavours during the 2018 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago in March. Shelley Salomon, vice president of Home for online giant Amazon; Bill Dillard III, senior vice president of retailer Dillard’s; and Georg J. Riedel, owner of housewares supplier …

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Bathstore and ELLE Decoration announce partnership

Bathstore has announced a partnership with interiors magazine ELLE Decoration. Under the collaboration, the 166-strong chain (https://www.bathstore.com/) will become ELLE Decoration’s exclusive bathroom and tiles partner. The specialist bathroom retailer will also launch a new collection this summer, aimed at ELLE Decoration’s style-conscious readers. The Transition collection by ELLE Decoration …

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Haggis more popular than ever south of the border, says Tesco

Demand for Scotland’s famous dish haggis is rocketing in England and Wales all year round, according to Tesco. The supermarket chain said that after being approached by customers, it ran a trial last year selling haggis in English and Welsh stores all year round for the first time ever. The …

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ProCook posts record Christmas sales

ProCook has reported that its headline sales grew by 28% in the eight weeks of peak trading (incorporating Black Friday, the Christmas build-up and post-Christmas Sale). The result was driven by a 35% rise in online sales and 17% lift in retail sales, with like-for-like sales up 12.5%. The housewares …

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Spontex joins BHETA

Spontex is the latest housewares brand to join The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA). Created in France in 1932, the name Spontex is an amalgamation of the words ‘sponge’ and ‘textile’. The brand began when it designed the world’s very first cellulose sponge. Now based in Worcester, Spontex bills …

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