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One week left to enter The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018!

The clock is ticking but there is still time for you to enter The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018. The deadline for entries to be submitted is one week away – Monday October 23 – so now is the time to take action! We are also accepting nominations across all our …

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Tesco stores to accept round £1 coins after Sunday’s deadline

Tesco has joined Poundland in pledging that it will accept round £1 coins for an extra week after they are taken out of circulation. The new 12-sided £1 coin became legal tender on March 28. Since then the round coin and the new coin have been in circulation at the …

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EasiYo joins BHETA

Make-your-own fresh yogurt brand EasiYo has joined the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA). EasiYo is headquartered in New Zealand with offices in Australia, China and the UK at Derby. The supplier’s product range, which comprises yoghurt makers and containers, plus yoghurt sachets and toppings, is distributed worldwide. BHETA home …

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Has the Great British Breakfast been reinvented?

The nation’s growing obsession with healthy eating has extended to the first meal of the day, according to John Lewis. In the fifth anniversary edition of the John Lewis Retail Report, the department store group reviews its kitchenware sales over the past year – and has uncovered a new trend …

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Waitrose opens in Winchmore Hill

Supermarket chain Waitrose opened a branch at Winchmore Hill in north London yesterday (Thursday October 12). Local MP Bambos Charalambous was joined by store manager Aman Sandha and staff in cutting the ribbon and welcoming the shop’s first customers. The 6,000sq ft branch on Regents Park Road will provide thousands …

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John Lewis gives a sneak peek into the nation’s kitchens

In the fifth anniversary edition of the John Lewis Retail Report, the department store group has taken a look back at its kitchenware sales over the past year. The findings are based on shopping data over 12 months, from August 2016 to September 2017. For British kitchens, the key theme …

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Amazon to open a new fulfilment centre in Bolton

Amazon today (Friday October 13) announced plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Bolton next year. Bolton will be the ecommerce giant’s third fulfilment centre in the north-west, joining Manchester and Warrington, and will take the total number of permanent jobs created by Amazon in the region to more …

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Top Drawer a ‘strong success’ for Autumn/Winter 2017

Clarion Events, which organised the Autumn/Winter 2017 edition of Top Drawer, has hailed the trade show as a ‘strong success’ which hosted ‘more exclusive brands than ever’. Over 1,500 brands exhibited their wares at the three-day fair, held at Olympia in London from September 10 to September 12. Their products …

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Steamer Trading Cookshop to headline BHETA housewares forum

Steamer Trading Cookshop owner and director Ben Phillips and chief executive officer Mark Saunders will take to the stage next month as headline speakers at a housewares forum organised by BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association). The duo will outline the specialist chain’s ‘strategic direction and focus over the coming …

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Nespresso launches UK debut ‘concept boutique’

Nespresso opened a new concept store for the UK at Liverpool ONE shopping centre last Thursday (October 5). The coffee supplier describes the 1,600sq ft outlet as ‘a unique immersive boutique’ which is its third globally, following trials in Cannes and New York. The main focus of the concept is to …

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