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Spring Fair launches Curated Meetings

The new ‘Curated Meetings’ feature – short, pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings between vetted buyers and relevant brands, based on mutual interest to drive new business opportunities together – will launch at Spring Fair on February 7-8 at the NEC Birmingham, with interested parties invited to sign up before 7 December. Following …

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INDX Housewares & INDX Linens offer one-stop February 2022 Showcase

The INDX Home group of trade shows has unveiled exciting plans to run its next Housewares and Linens shows simultaneously, creating an unmissable homewares buying experience which will take place at purpose built exhibition venue Cranmore Park in Solihull on 22-23 February 2022. The combined showcase will be open to …

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Squire’s launch ‘Sustainability Champions’ programme

Squire’s Garden Centres has launched their ‘Sustainability Champions’ programme. One or two team members from each of their sixteen garden centres have volunteered to be ‘Sustainability Champion’ for their centre. They have been tasked with unlocking passion for sustainability at a local level. They will be a source of advice …

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OXO to showcase iconic tools at BBC Good Food Winter Show 2021

Leading American Housewares brand OXO will make its debut at the BBC Good Food Winter Show 2021 at the Birmingham NEC from 25–28 November 2021. The second consumer show that OXO has attended since the pandemic, Good Food provides a fantastic opportunity for the brand to connect with its fans …

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Rainy Day Trust launches new ‘Let’s Save Energy’ campaign

In the face of rising utility bills, and with the colder months approaching, the charity has created a new assistance package to support those in need across our industry – and is calling on suppliers and retailers in the DIY, home, garden and builders’ merchant sector to encourage colleagues to …

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Microban and Calphalon develop knife sets with integrated antimicrobial protection

Microban International has partnered with Calphalon brand, the manufacturer of the premium-quality cookware, bakeware, cutlery, and appliances – to develop a range of kitchen knives with built-in antimicrobial product protection. Calphalon Classic and Select by Calphalon knife sets now have specifically formulated Microban SilverShield technology built into the handle of …

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M&S to speak at BHETA webinar

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is to hold another of its popular retailer networking webinars, this time with Marks & Spencer. The event will take place on Wednesday 24th November at 10.30 am, and the speaker will be Heidi Woodhouse, Director Home & Furniture. In addition to an …

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John Lewis launches Christmas ad celebrating tradition of eating and hosting together

John Lewis has launched its 2021 Christmas advertising campaign, with a two minute advert entitled ‘Unexpected Guest’. The advert is a joyful story of friendship, which celebrates the magic of Christmas moments experienced for the first time. We know our customers are more excited than ever for Christmas, craving joyful …

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Housewares brands feature in Kelvyn Gardner License This! 2021 shortlist

Brand Licensing Europe has unveiled the nine finalists which will battle it out to win one of three Kelvyn Gardner License This! awards. There are three categories for 2021, including a new Product Design award launched in partnership with Mojo Nation, where designers have been tasked to invent a desktop …

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Rainy Day Trust launches Christmas appeal

The Rainy Day Trust Christmas Appeal this year is a little different. They will still be sending out the food hampers and vouchers as usual, because those classic problems still need to be tackled – giving people that are struggling that little extra makes a world of difference. But this …

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