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 of their key strategies for the 42-strong specialist chain,
We catch up with Pierre Thomas following his recent appointment as managing director of DKB Household UK.
And we profile two very different retail businesses: the new UK flagship of Smeg, which made its debut in central London in September, and the long-established independent retailer Goldings of Bedford, which celebrates 150 years of trading success this month.
ALSO IN THE MAG: leading players in the industry share their thoughts with readers. Consultant Michael Weedon explores the world of online retail. Nigel Havens, managing director and owner of Essex retailer Havens, poses the question: how do we breathe life back into High Street UK plc? Bryan Clover, ceo of Rainy Day Trust, reflects on the latest fundraising endeavour by the industry charity – a four-day banger rally across 10 countries – while BHETA housewares sector director Will Jones casts an eye over housewares retail trends to watch in the next five years.
We give an update on The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018 too, which has already garnered the support of 23 sponsors and attracted a record number of product entries. The finalists will be announced in the next issue – and the winners will be crowned during a ceremony at The National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on February 5.
PLUS: we discover what’s new in barware, storageware, tabletop, textiles, food prep, childrensware and oven-to-tableware. There is also a nine-page special report on the small electricals sector, including sales training advice from Magimix and hints and tips from T21 Training.
Finally, our regular Best Sellers section lists the current top performing products at Kitchenmonger of Hungerford in Berkshire, Rye Cookshop of Rye in East Sussex, Houseproud of Morningside of Edinburgh in Scotland and Malletts Home Hardware of Truro in Cornwall.
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