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Brexit uncertainty hits retail growth

Uncertainty surrounding the UK’s imminent exit from the European Union has hit consumer spending, according to Helen Dickinson OBE, chief executive of the British Retail Consortium (BRC). She said: “While real incomes have started to rise over the past year, shoppers were reluctant to spend this February, holding back growth. …

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Global Honorees for Retail Excellence announced at Chicago show

The International Housewares Association (IHA), sponsor and organiser of the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) programme announced the 2019 gia Global Honorees for Retail Excellence at The International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago on March 2. The five Global Honorees are: Jumbled (Australia), Bahne (Denmark), S-KULTUR (Germany), Futako Tamagawa …

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Exclusively Shows launch gift voucher scheme

Co-located London trade shows Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical have teamed up the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) to launch a joint initiative for 2019 called Exclusively Gift. The move follows the success of the Bira Bonus voucher programme, which was introduced in 2018 and founded by the Shows’ owner …

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David Jarrett: tribute fund

The family of veteran independent housewares sales agent David Jarrett of Jarrett Professional Sales, who sadly passed away on February 13, has set up an online tribute page in his honour. The page reads: “We were so grateful for the work that Southmead Hospital Intensive Care Unit did for our …

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